The Fourth Gospel

Beginning January 1, our church began looking at The Gospel of John.  A former professor suggested that preaching through a gospel from January – Easter not only set the tone for the rest of the year, it also provided a great foundation for those who studied the gospel at length.  In recent years, I’ve preached through Matthew, Mark, and Luke in this way.  The synoptic gospels have been appreciated on a greater level, often times allowing for a greater appreciation of Old Testament texts.  However, this was my first attempt through John.

God willing, it won’t be my last.  I’m really enjoying studying the fourth gospel and have heard many favorable comments.  Those putting in the work have really been blessed.

Everything leads to 20:31. But these things are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

The way John writes, the importance placed on evidence rather than chronology, and the addition of a fourth witness is priceless.  I pray those who’ve studied with me have been blessed as much as I have.  Let me suggest you take the time to not just read John’s gospel; study it in detail.  You’ll leave with a greater appreciation of 1) Who Jesus is; 2) The Fourth Gospel; 3) God’s Word in general; and 4) the miracles that John includes in his “evidence”.  Happy reading!

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2 Responses to “The Fourth Gospel”

  1. You wrote, “Those putting in the work have really been blessed.”

    This is always the case when someone takes the time to do the work of searching the scriptures, just as we see with the Bereans of Acts 17:11.

    http://thefourthgospel.com/mp3/Better-Bible-Study.wma is a short audio that you might find useful in your current series, especially since it relies heavily on examples from the fourth gospel. Hope it helps.

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