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John: Jesus is WAY More Than What You See

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The Great I AM
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Who was John
John 21:20–24 ESV
Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one who also had leaned back against him during the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!” So the saying spread abroad among the brothers that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?” This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.
John 20:30–31 ESV
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
John was written to a UNIVERSAL audience who had diverse BELIEFS. John emphasizes the importance of BELIEF in Jesus only, because of the SIGNS that reveal He is the Messiah and the I AM STATEMENTS that declare He is God.
Belief - 98 times in the Greek
Written about 85 AD - possibly while he was Bishop of Ephesus
John’s Book begins before the Beginning in Sharp Contrast to the Synoptic Gospels
John gives the most intimate portrait of Jesus’s Private Teaching
7 Signs that Jesus was the Messiah
John 2:11 ESV
This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
Changing water into wine ()
Healing the official’s son ()
Healing the invalid ()
Feeding the multidue ()
Walking on the water ()
John does not say this - but the church has interpreted this as one of the signs
Healing the Man Born Blind ()
Raising Lazarus ()
3 or 4 Passovers
John 5.1???
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The I am Statements - Yahweh - refer back to YAHWEH - I AM
The Bread of Life (, , )
The Light of the World (; )
The Door of the Sheep (, )
The Good Shepherd (, )
The resurrection and the Life ()
The Way the Truth and the Life ()
The Way the Truth and the Life ()
The True Vine ()
ABSOLUTE (; , , ; )
Hotspot - One of the I AM Statements
- I am
- Signs
-Believe
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