Gospel of John
When you complete this lessons on the Gospel of John you will be able to:
- Tell who the author of John is and tell a little about him.
- Explain why John wrote this book.
- Explain when this book was written.
- Tell the difference between the Gospel of John and the other Gospels.
- Explain how a doctrine is made.
About the Gospel of John
OUR WAY OF STUDYING
In the course the Gospel of John we will not be trying to prove a certain doctrine or teaching, but we will study exactly what the Bible says itself. We will be looking to see what it may say on any subject. We will write what we discover. Then we will try to arrive at some conclusions as to what John was trying to teach. When we put these findings together, we will arrive at some conclusion on what John was saying about the person of Christ, or what Jesus was revealing about Himself.
Some people study the Bible to try to prove what they believe. But, we want to study the Bible with an open mind and allow the Holy Spirit to teach us what we need to believe.
Gospel simply means "the Good News". There are four Gospels in the Bible. They were not written during the life of Christ. The disciples at that time had not yet recognized that Jesus was the Son of God and the Savior of the world. They did not understand why He had come or what He hoped to accomplish.
It was only after His death and resurrection that they realized who He was and what He was doing. They then immediately went everywhere telling what they had seen and heard. They established churches everywhere.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to every good work. (2Ti 3:16-17)