The reminder is that they are incredibly blessed, but spiritually. D. This is to remind us that we are blessed in ways that the world around us will never understand. E. As Christians, we need to understand what the Lord has done for us! F. Notice the words “In Christ” or “In Him” as we study. 2.
The primary purpose, according to John 20:31, is that the readers, “may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” One website coexists with this, describing John as “not an autobiography” but “an aid to personal faith” (Akostenberger). However, the purpose has still been debated. For instance, the very statement from John 20:31 is interpreted as either to strengthen the faith of those who were already saved or so those who are not saved may believe in Christ. The former is regarded as the primary theory, while the latter is seen to be its significant secondary purpose (Hwang). Another theory by H. Windisch seemingly overlooks John 20:31, stating that the Book of John was written to supersede the other gospels.
Christ and his work help define the Spirit and his work in the Christian life (Fee, 32). In Paul’s view, Christ is the main character in the act of salvation, but salvation is initiated by the Father and goes together with the activity of the
The Upper Room Discourse and the theme of Love (Jn 13-17) In the Upper Room Discourse, John presents a well-developed discourse with important instructions and teachings of Jesus to his disciples, which are supposed to be the guiding principles for their future lives and ministry after his ascension. Our text of study (Jn 15, 9-17) is one of the several discourses of the Upper Room Discourse, which is often referred to a Jesus’ farewell Speech and a testament to his disciples (Jn 13-17). The theme of our text of study is mutual love and friendship. The theme of love occurs frequently in the upper Room Discourse than any other theme. It occurs 30 times in Jn 13, 1-17, 26.
In fact, the Old Testament presents many prophesies about salvation that was fulfilled in the New Testament (Kärkkäinen 87). Salvation in the New Testament is viewed as the means through which God provides His people with redemption and deliverance from spiritual death and sin through repentance, as well
The cleansing of the temple passage also shows God is his father and Jesus will do anything in his power to protect the family. To conclude, the Gospel of John is a refined version of the story of Jesus Christ who takes the role of the son of God to the next level compared to the Gospel of
N. Darby, an earnest Christian lawyer, who had most to do with the development with that type of futurism, commonly called dispensationalism; dispensationalism is an evangelical, futurist, Biblical interpretation that understands God to have related to human beings in different ways under different Biblical covenants in a series of "dispensations," or periods in history. As a system, dispensationalism is expounded in the writings of John Nelson Darby (1800–82) and the Plymouth Brethren movement, and propagated through works such as Cyrus Scofield's Scofield Reference Bible. The theology of dispensationalism consists of a distinctive eschatological end times perspective, as all dispensationalists hold to premillennialism and most hold to a pretribulation
“When God began to create heaven and earth- the earth being unformed and void with darkness over the surface of the deep…Hence a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, so that they become one in flesh.” At first glance, the fact that the bible has two creation stories is puzzling. Which story should be the basis of the Catholic belief system? Why put both stories in the bible? Many people agree that the two stories cannot be reconciled with one another. However, when reading these two stories, it seemed like the two stories were somehow linked.
The author wants to establish from the outset the superiority of the revelation in Christ, and the completion of man 's reconciliation with God. In the past, God spoke through the Words of the prophets, through the patriarchs, through signs and punishment, and through angels. But now He speaks through the words, life, death, and resurrection of his Son. Hebrews 1:1-3 - God, who gave our forefathers (of the Jewish nation) many different glimpses of the truth in the words of the prophets, has now, at the end of the present age, given us the truth in the Son (Jesus Christ). Through the Son God made the whole universe, and to the Son he has ordained that all creation shall ultimately belong.