Gospel of John

Topics: Jesus, Gospel of John, Kingdom of God Pages: 2 (588 words) Published: November 7, 2010
A prologue is an introduction to any piece of work. The prologue is an overture to the Gospel because it summarizes the Gospel and it gets you prepared for what you are about to read. Themes are presented throughout any work and are to be expanded upon as you read on. An encounter is when you meet someone unexpectedly, and that occurs many times with Jesus and other persons. The significance of the Programmatic Text (1:51) is that He has an encounter with Nathaneal. Throughout the Book of Signs, Jesus encounters persons one-on-one. The first people he encountered were Philip and Nathaneal. The two men discovered that Jesus was the Son of God and the King of Israel. The next person He encounters was Nicodemus. Jesus told Nicodemus that, “no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the spirit.” A person must be born again, spiritually, to enter the Kingdom of God. Another person He encounters is an official. The official told Jesus that his son was going to die and Jesus healed the son without even being him. Then Jesus told the official to go home and when he got home he heard that news that his son was going to live. Throughout the Gospel there are connections made between chapters. The connection made between Chapter 11,12 and 13 is that everyone wants to see Jesus because they heard about his miracle and some people want to betray Him. The message is that it is the story of his crucifixion. The connection between Chapter 10 in the Book of Signs and Chapters 18-20 in the Book of Glory is that He is rejected in some way. Jesus gives his life for us and acts as a shepherd to the sheep. In the Gospel there are many references that you can reflect upon in your own life. 14:7 relates to my life because I know Jesus is always with me at all times, no matter what. 14:21 relates to my life because I always obey Him, I do not go against any word He says, I try and do everything He wants us to...
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