Joh 20:30-31, 14:16-17; Eph 3:4-6; Col 1:26-27; Joh 3:14-18
HSCH-11-130414 - length: 69:13 - taught on Apr, 14 2013
Meditation on the Lighthouse Bible Church Youth Group 2013 Les Miserables Tent at the Deerfield Beach American Cancer Society Relay for Life
The horrible moment when we learned that someone we love has cancer.
So what do we learn from the LIGHT, from Christ?
and REAL LIFE
A heart will never be fully revealed
or completely alive
Until it has been allowed to break
restored to hope
By being allowed to love again
Many times over
In the same place
It was originally broken
We are going to proceed book by book in the New Testament and spend time on books that feature our subject: the activity of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church.
Gospel of John
Acts (with care)
1 & 2 Corinthians
The Gospel of John.
Overview and Introduction.
The purpose of the Gospel of John is to provide overwhelming proof that Jesus Christ is God, such that the soul who realizes this will choose to believe in Jesus Christ and receive eternal life.
The theme of the Gospel of John is the Deity
of Jesus Christ.
The book is filled with Deity. The Deity of Christ is presented in every chapter, in varying and convincing ways.
We have to know that there is a Second Person in the Godhead before we are prepared to learn that there is a Third Person in the Godhead.
Matthew, Mark, and Luke are called the “synoptic Gospels”.
The word synoptic means “seen together as with the same eyes”.
The fourth gospel, the Gospel of John, has been called the maverick gospel. It is very different from the first three.
Matthew, Mark, and Luke recount many of the same events. They follow a very similar sequence to one another. They use similar wording.
John wrote his gospel last. So it is quite probable that John had access to the first three in some form.
What do we call the #4 hitter in baseball? The “cleanup” hitter.
As the last gospel written, John completes the record of what God wants us to know concerning the life, death, resurrection and Person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew portrays Jesus as the Son of David, the Heir of Israel’s throne, the King of the Jews - in two words, the Jewish Messiah.
In Mark, we find Jesus displayed as the Servant of God.
Mark wrote for
Gentile readers in general and Roman readers
Mark’s Gospel emphasizes what Jesus did
rather than what He said.
Mark’s gospel contains 45% story and 55% teaching, while John’s gospel contains only 16% story and 84% teaching!
Luke deals with the humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ.
John’s Gospel sees the Lord Jesus Christ as the Heavenly One
come down to earth, the eternal Son of the Father made flesh…in a word, as God.
The Gospel is:
|Matthew||to the Jew first|
|Mark||also to Greek|
|Luke||the Son of Man|
|John||the Son of God|
Emphasizing the Lord as:
There is the revelation that the Gentiles are fellow heirs with the Jews in the Body of Christ.