Jesus Christ's Influence
I. The apostle
John's emphasis was on the deity of Jesus Christ.(Jones' Notes)
A. One of the ways in which He proved His deity was through
use of miracles.
II. The gospels contain at least 35 of C's
miracles during His earthly ministry.
17 bodily cures
3 are in John's account
9 miracles over forces of nature
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6 cures over demoniacs;
3 raised from the dead;
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III. At least 40 Parables are found within
IV. John's gospel Lord intended to supplement
the synoptic gospels.
Many of the
parables, the Galilean ministry, many miracles, the nativity, and
of the Lord's Supper are not located in John's gospel.
V. The objectives of the last gospel were
to cause belief in Jesus Christ, God
made man, and to
confirm the His Word
[John 20: 31].
VI. Coffman calls it a "progressive narrative."(Coffman,
towards Lazarus [C11] is obvious by the progressively
greater works that preceded it.
side: the raising of Lazarus is considered the "trigger" for His death.
I. 3 of Christ's 17 miracles over bodily
curses are in Jn's Gospel
A. Healing the nobleman's
son's fever (2nd/7 great signs?)
The Nobleman was one of Herod's officials in Capernaum
a. Probably Jewish because He stated "Ye people" = doubting
b. They doubted throughout the Old Testament.
Capernaum, where the boy lay, was 15mls NE of Cana
By Jesus Christ's will, the Nobleman's son, who was suffering with a
fever, was healed
a. His power/mastery over distance at Capernaum
It must have been frustrating for our Savior to deal with doubters!
a. 1 Cor 1: 22: "For the Jews require/request a sign,
& the Greeks
seek after wisdom!"
Signs & Wonders = 2 qualities in every miracles.
a. WONDER = something exciting, phenomenal, & extraordinary;
b. But the same deed, viewed in light of Jesus Christ = SIGN
The rebuke is one to encourage the nobleman.
a. NOT a rebuke of his lack of faith.
b. The nobleman had never seen any of Jesus Christ's miracles
previous to this!
B. An impotent man at the pool of Bethesda
in Jerusalem. [5: 2-8]
Healing of the infirm/lame man; 3rd/7 great signs
Healings on the Sabbath, at Jerusalem.
Jesus Christ's omniscience knows the man's condition, but he
a. He questions the man's DESIRE to be made whole,
(He heals the man.)
b. Med fact: Long-time invalids rely on the services of others,
rather than take the burden upon themselves.
i. They don't DESIRE to be made well
ii. Same application spiritually!
iii. Jesus Christ demands accountability, even after 1 or 38
Jesus Christ/Deity, commanded & there was an instantaneous result!
C. Restoration of the man born blind; 6th/7
great signs [9: 1-14]
A type of Jesus Christ; Jesus saving men from their sins (Coffman p 245)
Lord healing on the Sabbath at JERUSALEM.
a. Mk 2:28 "Therefore the Son of Man
is Lord also of the Sabbath"
But because the Jews didn't want to respect His authority as Deity,
they ostracized/excluded Him from their corrupt inner circle!
Jesus Christ; Master of Compassion!
a. Sin isn't hereditary
[Ezek 18: 20]
b. Jesus Christ was driven to compassion, to heal
c. Notice the blind man's obedience!
d. Jesus Christ saved this man's blindness from birth, but
more would he rejoice if he could save us from our spiritual
II. Christ's power over death; one of the
three resurrections from the dead that
not including His own eternal resurrection, are in John's
A. The raising of Lazarus; 7th/7 great signs
[11: 21-7Martha, 32-42]
Christ's resurrection, this would be the climax of John's gospel.
a week before His personal resurrection, He shows His creation
His own power
over the grave.
I. The opening verse of John's gospel calls
Christ both God and Creator.
II. John was convinced that Christ is eternal.
III. The LORD: reassured His chosen
ones, loved them, encouraged them,
them in every way poss.
IV. Parents can reassure, love, encourage,
& protect their loved ones by
their infants > toddlers > children > teens > adults to take the
Word of God
to "passionate" heart!
Jn 20: 30-1
(1) To confirm
that Jesus Christ was Lord
(2) To confirm
INCLUDE for the Future!
I. How Jesus Christ's seven miracles influenced
Four of Christ's nine miracles over the forces of nature.
Three of Christ's 17 miracles over bodily curses.
Christ's power over death; one of Christ's three resurrections from the
dead, not including His own eternal resurrection.
II. How Jesus Christ's teachings influenced
III. How Jesus Christ's example influenced
Woman at the well.
Chapter 7-10; controversy over the name of Jesus Christ.
Jesus discloses Judas' betrayal.
removal [20: 1-10]
tomb[20: 1-10]; Jesus Christ's resurrection.
Appearance to the 10 (w/o Thomas).
Appearance to the 11.
to John, Mary Magdalene, & Thomas
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