Bible

Bible Study: John 1:1-14: Johannine Prologue. Refutation of Gnosticism.

Bible Study: John 1:1-18 and 1 John 1:1-3: Johannine Prologue. Didactic Hymn.

Bible Study: John 1:1-18 and Genesis 1:1-5,26-27: Johannine Prologue. Compare with Genesis.

Book Club: “The King’s Highway” Pages 1-75.

Bible Study: John 2:1-11: The First Sign in John’s Gospel. The Miracle of Water into Wine at the Wedding at Cana. Authority and Faith.

Bible Study: John 4:46-54: The Second Sign in John’s Gospel. Healing the Nobleman’s Son. The Faith of the Stranger.

Bible Study: John 5:1-17: The Third Sign in John’s Gospel. Healing the Lame Man at the Pool. Seven Feasts of Old Testament Judaism.

Book Club: “The King’s Highway” Pages 76-141.

Bible Study: John 6:1-15: The Fourth Sign in John’s Gospel. The Feeding of the Five Thousand. Messianic Sign fulfilled in proper liturgy (ceremony and rite).

Bible Study: John 6:16-21: The Fifth Sign in John’s Gospel. Walking on the Water. Subduing Leviathan and bringing order out from disorder.

Bible Study: John 9:1-41: The Sixth Sign in John’s Gospel. Healing the Man Born Blind. Salvation and Proper Worship are liturgical.

Book Club: “The King’s Highway” Pages 142-195.

Bible Study: John 11:1-47: The Seventh Sign in John’s Gospel. Raising Lazarus from the Dead. Death is caught up into the eschatological work of God.

Bible Study: John 6:35-51: The first “I AM” statement in John’s Gospel. “I am the bread of life.” Christ Jesus is the Bread from which we shall never hunger, because He alone is completely faithful and obedient to His Father.

Bible Study: Leviticus 23:33-44, John 7:14 and 8:12: The second “I AM” statement in John’s Gospel. “I am the light of the world.” Christ Jesus is the Light of Life foreshadowed in the Feast of the Tabernacles.

Book Club: “The Great Divorce”.

Bible Study: John 10:7-9: The third “I AM” statement in John’s Gospel. “I am the door of the sheep.” Christ Jesus is the doorkeeper into God’s Tabernacle as foreshadowed in God Himself shutting the door into Noah’s Ark.

Bible Study: John 10:11-14: The fourth “I AM” statement in John’s Gospel. “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” Christ Jesus is in substitution for Adam who had squandered his dominion as “good shepherd” over all of creation.

Bible Study: John 11:19-26: The fifth “I AM” statement in John’s Gospel. “I am the resurrection, and the life…” Martha came out to confront Christ Jesus, but He confronts her and all of us instead.

Bible Study: John 14:6: The sixth “I AM” statement in John’s Gospel. “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” The way is the eternal pilgrimage into God. The truth is the dynamic creation and sustaining of what is factual and real. Living the way and serving in truth lead to life.

Bible Study: John 15:1-5: The seventh “I AM” statement in John’s Gospel. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.” The true vine feeds the branches as a direct outgrowth of the covenantal relationship between the Father and the Son.

Bible Study: Contrasting the Synoptic Gospels with John’s Gospel: Christ Jesus is the universal in history and the historical universalized.

Bible Study: The Holy Spirit in John’s Gospel: The Holy Spirit gives us the grace to see Christ Jesus as the Chosen One of God, and allows for us to conform our lives to Him so that we may follow Him into His Father’s Kingdom.

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