From the earliest decades of the Christian era, each Gospel and its author became associated with a symbol. For John, it was the soaring eagle because his Gospel is considered the highest, most spiritual view of Christ Jesus. The Gospel of John launches with a description of the Logos, a Greek term that he redefines to apply to Christ. Written in a different format than the synoptic gospels (a teaching/healing pattern), John builds his understanding of Christ Jesus’ ministry around seven ‘signs’. The Gospel of John is also the only one to foretell the coming of the Comforter, to share in depth how Jesus prayed for all who would follow him, and to declare the “I am” statements that Christ Jesus used to help us better understand him.
Consider gathering friends and launching an in-depth study of John when a companion workbook is released in early September, 2014. With study questions for each chapter, background and maps, this can be a tool to help you on a systemized study that will yield the greatest results. John is an extraordinary spiritual adventure. Enjoy this audio lecture in CD format or MP3 instant digital download. Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
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