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John

Bible Studies, Messages, Papers

An illuminated manuscript of the Gospel of John from an Arabic copy of the four Gospels from 1684 AD.  The copy was made in Egypt by Ilyās Bāsim Khūrī Bazzī Rāhib, who was most likely a Coptic monk.  Photo credit:  Walters Art Museum Ms. W.592 folio 212a, Public domain.

 
 

bible studies and messages from the anastasis center: John

Below are small group leader notes, sermons, and exegetical notes on the Gospel of John, the three Letters of John, and the Book of Revelation.

We make the best of modern biblical scholarship, along with early Christian exegesis, relevant and practical.

Messages on John’s Gospel, Letters, and Revelation

Thematic Study Jesus as God's New Humanity, Healing Us

John 1:1 - 18 Why Trust Jesus?

John 4:1 - 29 Can Jesus Satisfy Our Thirst?

John 8:31 - 37 How Jesus Sets Us Free

John 14:8 - 21 Knowing God from the Inside by the Spirit

John 14:15 - 23 The Trinity and Heaven

John 14:22 - 31 The Words of God through Our Words

John 14:22 - 26 Why We Don't Need to See Jesus 

1 John 3:11 - 18 Stewardship:  True Care for Others

1 John 4:9 - 14 Knowing the Love of God

Thematic Study Heaven and Hell and the Theme of Fire in the Book of Revelation (and ppts)

Revelation 19 - 22 Heaven and Hell

Revelation 19 - 22 Hell as the Love of God (and ppts)

Small Group Leader Notes on John’s Gospel, Letters, and Revelation

John 1:1 - 18 Jesus Defines Who God Is and Who Humanity Is

John 1:1 - 18 Jesus is at the Center of the Universe, Not You

John 1:19 - 51 The Chain of Witnesses

John 2:1 - 12 Jesus' Fullness:  A Hint of the New

John 2:13 - 25 Jesus' Fullness:  The Fall of the Old

John 3:1 - 21 Glimpses of a New Humanity

John 3:22 - 36 I Must Decrease, Jesus Must Increase

John 4:1 - 29 Can Jesus Satisfy Our Thirst?

John 4:1 - 42 Jesus' Witness to Samaria

John 4:30 - 54 Belief on What Basis?

John 5:1 - 15 Jesus Calls Us Out of Self-Pity

John 5:16 - 47 The Son Testifies About the Father, and Vice Versa

John 6:1 - 21 Jesus is the New Bread of Life

John 6:22 - 51 You Are What You Eat

John 6:52 - 71 Where Else Shall We Go?

John 7:1 - 53 The Law, Jesus, and the True Fountain of Life

John 8:1 - 11 The Woman Caught in Adultery: A Lesson in the True Intent of the Jewish Law

John 8:12 - 36 Jesus Grants True Freedom

John 8:37 - 59 Who's Your Daddy?

John 9:1 - 41 Jesus Gives Sight to the Blind

John 10:1 - 21 Jesus is the Door and the Shepherd

John 10:22 - 42 Jesus' Case to Be Messiah, and the Case Against Him

John 11:1 - 44 Jesus Raises the Dead

John 12:1 - 19 Jesus' Last Visit to Jerusalem

John 12:20 - 50 The Time Has Come

John 13:1 - 38 Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet

John 14:1 - 7 Jesus is the Way, Truth, and Life

John 14:8 - 21 Jesus' Spirit in Us

John 14:22 - 31 Jesus' Word and His Spirit

John 15:1 - 17 The Vine and the Branches, Part One: Abiding

John 15:1 - 17 The Vine and the Branches, Part Two: Loving

John 15:18 - 16:3 Like Teacher, Like Student

John 16:4 - 16 The Holy Spirit's Work

John 16:17 - 33 Joy, Sorrow, and Courage

John 17:1 - 13 Jesus' Prayer For Us, Part 1

John 17:14 - 26 Jesus' Prayer For Us, Part 2

John 18:1 - 19:16 The Two Trials

John 19:17 - 42 The Revealing of Jesus

John 20:1 - 31 To Believe is to Be Sent

John 21:1 - 25 Jesus Restores the Fallen

Thematic Study The Theme of Fire in Revelation

Revelation 17:1 - 18:24 The Fall of Human Civilization

Personal Study Notes on John’s Gospel, Letters, and Revelation

John 1:1 - 18 Jesus Defines Who God Is and Who Humanity Is

John 1:1 - 18 Jesus is at the Center of the Universe, Not You

John 1:19 - 51 The Chain of Witnesses

John 2:1 - 12 Jesus' Fullness:  A Hint of the New

John 2:13 - 25 Jesus' Fullness:  The Fall of the Old

John 3:1 - 21 Glimpses of a New Humanity

John 3:22 - 36 I Must Decrease, Jesus Must Increase

John 4:1 - 29 Can Jesus Satisfy Our Thirst?

John 4:1 - 42 Jesus' Witness to Samaria

John 4:30 - 54 Belief on What Basis?

John 5:1 - 15 Jesus Calls Us Out of Self-Pity

John 5:16 - 47 The Son Testifies About the Father, and Vice Versa

John 6:1 - 21 Jesus is the New Bread of Life

Notes and Essays on John’s Gospel, Letters, and Revelation

The Theme of New Creation in John's Gospel

The Theme of New Exodus in John's Gospel

The Theme of New Creation, New Exodus, New Humanity in John's Gospel

The Theme of the Father-Son Relationship: Teaching the Trinity

The Theme of Becoming Children of God

The Prophecy of Ezekiel in the Gospel of John

Jesus, the Bronze Serpent, and the Healing of Humanity: Exegesis of John 3:14 - 15 a paper written for Dr. Bruce Beck at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary, Spring 2019. This paper explores the intertextual use of Numbers and Isaiah by John's Gospel

Does John Quote the Old Testament Out of Context? An Examination of John 19:17 - 42

Did God Leave Some People's Names Out of His Book?  An Examination of Revelation 13:8

Books and Articles on the Writings of John

Robert Alter and Frank Kermode, The Literary Guide to the Bible (Amazon book, Sep 1, 1990) and pdf book has helpful insights into the Gospels

Robert Tannehill, The Narrative Unity of Luke-Acts, Volumes 1 and 2 (Amazon book, Sep 1, 1991) and pdf book is an excellent literary treatment of Luke that helps with all narrative, including Matthew

N.T. Wright, The New Testament and the People of God (Amazon book, Sep 1992) has valuable historical context, and high level survey of Matthew

Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou, Andrew of Caesarea and the Apocalypse in the Ancient Church of the East (PhD dissertation, 2008) the earliest commentary on the Book of Revelation, dating back to 611 AD

Greg Boyd, Greg's Response to Driscoll's "Is God a Pacifist" Part 1 (ReKnew blog, Oct 28, 2013)

Greg Boyd, Greg's Response to Driscoll's "Is God a Pacifist" Part 2 (ReKnew blog, Oct 28, 2013)

Greg Boyd, Greg's Response to Driscoll's "Is God a Pacifist" Part 3 (ReKnew blog, Oct 29, 2013) 

Paradosis, Engaging the Gospel of John (audio lectures, Sep 25 - 27, 2014)

Father Aidan Kimel, Recovering the Good News of Predestination (Eclectic Orthodoxy blog, Nov 12, 2014) contrasts Augustine and Maximus Confessor on John 6:39 

Fr. Lawrence Farley, David Bentley Hart’s "The New Testament: a Translation" (No Other Foundation blog, Oct 9, 2017) has important comments about the Greek word aioniov and the theory of universalism

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