THE BOOK:

the Gospel according to

JOHN

(John 20:26-31)

Here are some suggested memory verses:

John 1:1
John 1:14
John 3:16
John 3:36
John 4:35
John 6:63
John 6:68
John 8:32
John 12:21
John 14:15,21
John 14:26
John 17:5
John 20:30,31


I. Author

A. Jew living in Palestine; eyewitness of events recorded

1. John 1:14 ("we beheld")

2. John 2:6 (visual impression)

3. John 4:6 (time frame)

4. John 12:3 (sensory impression)

5. John 19:35

B. son of

1. Zebedee - Matt. 4:21

2. (maybe) Salome who was (maybe) the sister of Mary

a. Matt. 27:56

b. Mark 15:40

c. John 19:25

C. "son of thunder" - Mark 3:17

D. "inner circle" of Apostles

1. Mark 9:2

2. Mark 14:33

3. John 13:23

4. John 19:26,27

E. known to high officials - John 18:15,16

F. probably spent his last years in Ephesus

G. perhaps last Apostle to die

II. Book

A. unique

1. 0 parables, 8 miracles

2. does not record

a. birth and early life

b. temptation

c. transfiguration

d. agony in the Garden

3. it alone records

a. first miracle

b. discourse with Nicodemus

c. Samaritan woman

d. resurrection of Lazarus

e. washing feet

B. focuses on person of Jesus (discourses mainly not moral teaching)

C. probably written toward end of first century

D. written to demonstrate divinity of Jesus

III. Message - "I Am"

A. bread of life - John 6:35

B. light of the world - John 8:12, 9:5

C. door - John 10:7

D. shepherd - John 10:11,14

E. resurrection and life - John 11:25

F. way, truth, life - John 14:6

G. vine - John 15:1

H. I AM - John 8:58