Route 66 Understanding John Dr. Stephen Rummage


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Route 66 Understanding John Dr. Stephen Rummage, Senior Pastor Bell Shoals Baptist Church December 14, 2016 John 20:30 (ESV) Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; John 20:31 (ESV) but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name. Structure of John I. Prologue (John 1:1-18) II. Period of Consideration (John 1:18-6:71) III. Period of Conflict (John 7:1-12:50) IV. Period of Climax (John 13:1-20:42) V. Epilogue (John 21:1-25) The Glorious Gifts of Jesus Christ John 1:1-18 John 1:1 (ESV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:2 (ESV) He was in the beginning with God. John 1:3 (ESV) All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:4 (ESV) In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. John 1:5 (ESV) The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:6 (ESV) There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. John 1:7 (ESV) He came as a witness, to bear witness about the Light, that all might believe through him.

John 1:8 (ESV) He was not the Light, but came to bear witness about the Light. John 1:9 (ESV) The true Light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. John 1:10 (ESV) He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, yet the world did not know Him. John 1:11 (ESV) He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. John 1:12 (ESV) But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, John 1:13 (ESV) who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:14 (ESV) And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:15 (ESV) (John bore witness about Him, and cried out, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because He was before me.’”) John 1:16 (ESV) For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:17 (ESV) For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:18 (ESV) No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, He has made Him known. 1. He Brings Eternity to Time. John 1:1 (ESV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:2 (ESV) He was in the beginning with God. 2. He Brings the Creator to His Creation. John 1:3 (ESV) All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made.

John 1:10 (ESV) He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, yet the world did not know Him. 3. He Brings Light to Darkness. John 1:4 (ESV) In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. John 1:5 (ESV) The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:6 (ESV) There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. John 1:7 (ESV) He came as a witness, to bear witness about the Light, that all might believe through him. John 1:8 (ESV) He was not the Light, but came to bear witness about the Light. John 1:9 (ESV) The true Light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 4. He Brings Man to God. John 1:11 (ESV) He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. John 1:12 (ESV) But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, John 1:13 (ESV) who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 5. He Brings God to Man John 1:14 (ESV) And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:18 (ESV) No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, He has made Him known. 6. He Brings Grace to Sinners.

John 1:15 (ESV) (John bore witness about Him, and cried out, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because He was before me.’”) John 1:16 (ESV) For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:17 (ESV) For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Understanding John Meaning: Named for the author Author: John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved” Audience: All people of all times of all places Date of Writing: 85-90 AD Theme: Presents Jesus Christ as the Son of God and as God Himself. Key Verses: John 20:30-31 Structure of John I. Prologue (John 1:1-18) II. Period of Consideration (John 1:18-6:71) III. Period of Conflict (John 7:1-12:50) IV. Period of Climax (John 13:1-20:42) V. Epilogue (John 21:1-25) The “I Am” statements of Jesus 1. I am the bread of life. (6:35) 2. I am the light of the world. (8:12) 3. I am the door of the sheep. (10:7, 9) 4. I am the good shepherd. (10:11, 14) 5. I am the resurrection and the life. (11:25) 6. I am the way, the truth, the life. (14:6) 7. I am the true vine. (15:1, 5)

Route 66: The Highway of Redemption from Genesis to Revelation Bell Shoals Baptist Church - Dr. Stephen Rummage, Senior Pastor

The signs of Jesus in the Gospel of John Everywhere Jesus went, people were amazed at His miraculous powers. John calls them smeia, or “signs,” indicating that each miracle was a concrete demonstration of Jesus’ divinity and messiahship. John records seven specific “signs.” The first was Jesus’ miracle of turning water into wine in Cana (2:1-11). In 2:11, John specifically mentions that this sign signified Christ’s glory, that is, His deity. The second sign was Jesus’ healing of the nobleman’s son (4:46-54). Although the son was in Capernaum and Jesus was in Cana, He told the boy’s father, “Your son will live” (4:50). This sign indicated that Jesus was more than a mere mortal; He possessed the power not only to defeat disease, but to transcend space. The third sign involved a man at the pool of Bethesda who had been sick for a long time. When Jesus told him, “Pick up your bed and walk” (5:8), immediately he was well. But this healing took place on the Sabbath. Instead of rejoicing with the healed man, the Jewish leaders reprimanded him for carrying his bed on the Sabbath. The fourth sign was Jesus’ miraculous feeding of the five thousand (6:1-15). By creating a great quantity of food out of five loaves and two fishes, Jesus was again demonstrating His deity, for only God can create. The fifth sign was Jesus’ walking on the water (6:16-21). The disciples took a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee on their way to Capernaum. When they were three or four miles out, they saw Jesus walking on the water toward them. This time, Jesus demonstrated His complete control of nature. This was another sign of his deity, and another reason for the disciples to place complete trust in Him. Jesus’ sixth sign highlights the different responses to Jesus’ miraculous works. In this account, the Pharisees’ spiritual blindness is clearly contrasted with the vibrant faith of the blind man. After being healed, this man told others about Jesus and correctly concluded that He was from God. The blind man saw clearly what Jesus’ sign meant, and believed (9:38). But the Pharisees refused to believe. The seventh sign was Jesus’ raising of Lazarus from the dead (11:1-44). With the simple words “Lazarus come out,” Jesus restored to life the brother of Mary and Martha. This last sign was the greatest: Jesus at once demonstrates His power over the grave and pointed to His own resurrection.

Route 66: The Highway of Redemption from Genesis to Revelation Bell Shoals Baptist Church - Dr. Stephen Rummage, Senior Pastor