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Mar 22 2008

Self-Study The Gospel According to JOHN-Chapter 11

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Welcome to the study summary of John Chapter 11.  Please read the 11th Chapter of John before reviewing this summary. 

John 11:1-44   Jesus is informed that His friend Lazarus of Bethany, has died.  After two days He goes to Bethany, where He is met by Lazarus’s sister Martha.  He  declares to Martha, “I am the resurrection, and the life” (v. 25), then raises Lazarus from the dead.

John 11:45-57  Jesus’ raising of Lazarus and His claim to be God’s Son drive the Pharisees and the Jewish Sanhedrin into a frenzy.  They begin to plot how they can arrest Him and have Him executed.

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Mar 22 2008

Self-Study The Gospel According to JOHN-Chapter 10

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 Welcome to the study summary of John Chapter 10.  Please read the 10th Chapter of John before reviewing this summary. 

John 10:1-21  This is one of Jesus’ “I am” statements in the Gospel of John.  He compares Himself with a shepard who watches over his sheep.  As the good shepard, Jesus will make the ultimate sacrifice for those who follow Him: The good shepard giveth his life for the sheep” (v. 11).

John 10:22-42  Jesus declares to the religious leaders of Israel that He is the Christ, the Son of God.  They accuse Him of blasphemy and try to execute Him by stoning.  But He slips away to an isolated spot in the wilderness of Judea to rest and pray.

 

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Mar 22 2008

Self-Study The Gospel According to JOHN-Chapter 9

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  Welcome to the study summary of John Chapter 9.  Please read the 9th Chapter of John before reviewing this summary.

 John 9:1-41  Jesus heals a man who had been blind all of his life.  The Pharisees question Jesus’ credentials, since He had sinned according to their legalistic laws, by performing this healing on the Sabbath.  They question the man about the healing, and he stands his ground in defense of Jesus.  After this healed man becomes a believer, Jesus declares that the Pharisees are the real blind people in this situation; they fail to see the truth because of their sin and prejudice.

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Mar 21 2008

Self-Study The Gospel According to JOHN-Chapter 8

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 Welcome to the study summary of John Chapter 8.  Please read the 8th Chapter of John before reviewing this summary.

John 8:12-30  Jesus angers the Pharisees by claiming to be the Son of God and the light that God has sent to deliver the world from darkness.  (please see 1 John 1:7)

John 8:31-59  Jesus further angers the Pharisees by questioning their claim that they are “children of Abraham.”  If they were truly Abraham’s descendants, He declares, they would be doing the works of Abraham rather than plotting to have Him killed.  As the eternal, preexistent Son of God, He is superior to Abraham: “Before Abraham was I am” (verse 58).

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Mar 20 2008

Self-Study The Gospel According to JOHN-Chapter 7

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Welcome to the study summary of John Chapter 7.  Please read the 7th Chapter of John before reviewing this summary.

John 7:1-9  The brothers of Jesus do not believe that Jesus is the Messiah.  In a mocking and skeptical tone, they urge Him to attend the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem where He can declare openly that He is the Messiah.

John 7:10-52  Jesus decides to attend the celebration in Jerusalem without revealing that He is the Messiah.   But His teachings and His reputation as a healer and a miracle worker cause a division among the people.  Some believe He is the Messiah, while others deny this possibility.  Nicodemus, a Pharisee who had talked with Jesus earlier (John 3:1-21), urges his fellow Pharisees not to condemn Jesus for blasphemy until they have solid evidence against Him. 

John 7:53-8:11  Jesus forgives a woman accused of adultery and condemns the self-righteousness of her accusers:  “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her” (8:7)

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Mar 16 2008

Self-Study The Gospel According to JOHN-Chapter 6

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Welcome to the study summary of John Chapter 6.  Please read the 6th Chapter of John before reviewing this summary.

John 6:1-14  Jesus multiplies a boy’s lunch of five pieces of bread and two fish to feed more than five thousand hungry people.

John 6:15-21  Jesus walks on the water to join His disciples in a boat on the Sea of Galilee.

John 6:22-65  Many people look for Jesus, expecting a handout because they hear He has fed more than five thousand hungry people.  He teaches them that He is God’s Son, the true “bread of life” who offers eternal life to all who place their faith in Him.

John 6:66-71  Many of Jesus’ followers turn away when He does not live up to their expectations of the Messiah.  Peter, speaking for the other disciples, declares that they will continue to be His faithful followers.  Jesus predicts that one of the Twelve will betray Him.

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Mar 05 2008

Self-Study The Gospel According to JOHN-Chapter 5

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Welcome to the study summary of John Chapter 5.  Please read the 5th Chapter of John before reviewing this summary.John 5:1-15  Jesus is criticized for healing a lame man on the Sabbath at the pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem.

John 5:16-47  Jesus defends His healing on the Sabbath by declaring that He has been given all authority as God’s Son.  Furthermore, He is doing the work that His Father has sent Him to do.

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Mar 03 2008

Self-Study The Gospel According to JOHN-Chapter 4

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Welcome to the study summary for John Chapter 4. John 4:1-4    Jesus leaves the region of Judea in the south to travel to the region of Galilee in the north.  During this journey He chooses deliberately to pass through the territory of the Samaritans.

John 4:5-44  Jesus stops at a well outside a Samaritan village and asks a woman for a drink of water.  He talks with her about her life of sin and reveals to her that He is the long-expected Messiah.  She brings many people from her village to meet Jesus, and they also become believers.

John 4:45  Jesus finds a receptive audience when He begins preaching in the region of Galilee.  Also read Matthew 4:12-17  and Mark 1:14-15

John 4:46-54  A nobleman, or royal official, from  Capernaum seeks out Jesus at the town of Cana about twenty miles away. He begs Jesus to heal his sick son.  Jesus heals the boy at a distance while his father is traveling back to Capernaum. 

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Feb 18 2008

Self-Study The Gospel According to JOHN-Chapter 3

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Remember to click on the scriptures to view the full scriptures from the online Bible.In John 3:1-21 Jesus explains the meaning of the new birth to Nicodemus, a ruler of the Pharisees.  John 3:16 explains how much God loves each and every one of us. 

In John 3:22-24 Jesus and His disciples minister in the region of Judea, not far from the place where John the Baptist is preaching and baptizing.

In John 3:25-36 John the Baptist points people to Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God who holds the keys to eternal life for you and me.

Commit to memory John 3:16   “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

What did you learn from this chapter?  God loves each and every one of us.  He loves you and me equally.  How much does He love us?  He loves us so much that He gave His only Son to die on a rugged cross for us…..that’s how much He loves us.

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Feb 18 2008

Self-Study The Gospel According to JOHN-Chapter 2

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Begin this study by reading Chapter Two of the Gospel According to John.  Remember to click on the scriptures that are outlined in this summary to see the full text from the online Bible.In John 2:1-11 Jesus performs His first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding celebration in the town of Cana which is in the region of Galilee.

In John 2:12 Jesus visits the the city of Capernaum in the region of Galilee accompanied by His mother and His brothers.

In John 2:13-25 Jesus drives out merchants who are conducting business in the temple during the Passover celebration.  He charges them with desecrating the house of His Father.

 What did you learn from this chapter?  What was Jesus’ first miracle?

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