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by Robert L. Deffinbaugh

That You Might Believe - Study on the Gospel of John download ebook
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Robert L. Deffinbaugh
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Robert L. Deffinbaugh. After all, that is the purpose of the book. For Christians, the Gospel of John is a source of much truth about our Lord and the Gospel.

Robert L. There are certain books of the Bible that just seem to stand out and the Gospel of John is surely one such book. It is frequently the first book of the Bible we encourage non-Christians to read in the hope that its message will lead them to faith in Christ. But it is much more than that

Robert L. (Bob)Deffinbaugh graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with his T. Bob is a pastor/teacher and elder at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas, and has contributed many of his Bible study series for use by the Foundation

Robert L. Bob is a pastor/teacher and elder at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas, and has contributed many of his Bible study series for use by the Foundation More.

This book on the Fourth Gospel is clearly written.

Read the Book of John online. of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. This summary of the Gospel of John provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Gospel of John. For the main emphases of the book see notes on 1:4,7,9,14,19,49; 2:4,11; 3:27; 4:34; 6:35; 13:1 - 17:26; 13:31; 17:1-2,5; 20:31. Prologue: The Word Became Flesh (1:1-18).

That You May See Jesus-and Believe! The apostle John was a careful witness to. .

That You May See Jesus-and Believe! The apostle John was a careful witness to the marvelous facts of Christ's life, deat. He has carefully chosen portions from John's Gospel to bring you to a deeper faith in Christ, no matter how far along you are on your journey. Each chapter focuses on a specific passage from John. And each chapter includes true and memorable stories from contemporary life-stories of God's grace in the lives of ordinary people. The Scripture study will deepen your understanding of the gospel. The stories will remind you of how God is working in your own life. Rate it . You Rated it .

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Труд The Gospel of John. To D. Moody Smith, my doctoral mentor at Duke University. 1. Genre and Historical Considerations Proposals concerning Gospel Genre 1. Folk Literature or Memoirs?

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. 19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? 20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ

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John's Gospel is generally considered to be the last of the four canonical . After this, the Jews picked up stones that they might stone him on grounds of blasphemy because he claimed to be God.

John's Gospel is generally considered to be the last of the four canonical Gospels to be written. On the other hand, as Michaels points out, "no limit could be fixed on how early it could have been written" because John does not rely on the Synoptic Gospels. The Gospel of John also develops a Christology that is unique from the other Gospels. One of the overriding themes throughout the New Testament is that Jesus is the Messiah.

Robert L. Deffinbaugh A commentary on the Gospel of John (paperback, 656 pages, ISBN: 0-7375-0011-5) There are certain books of the Bible that just seem to stand out and the Gospel of John is surely one such book. It is frequently the first book of the Bible we encourage non-Christians to read in the hope that its message will lead them to faith in Christ. After all, that is the purpose of the book. See John 20:31. For Christians, the Gospel of John is a source of much truth about our Lord and the Gospel. But it is much more than that. It is an opportunity for us to “follow Him” as we read, and to identify with the disciples as their knowledge of Him continues to expand. It is our opportunity to get to know the heart of the Savior, and to fellowship with Him through His Word. If men of old found their hearts set on fire as they listened to Him teach in person (Luke 24:32), so we will find our hearts warmed as we seek to listen to Him through this Gospel. I challenge you to join me in making the Gospel of John the subject of your study. May God use it to help you see and serve Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29).
Reviews:
  • Kare
This is an amazingly great book. So full of truth and insight! Dr. Deffinbaugh has a great knack for making the Word very understandable to the lay person. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good, insightful commentary on the Gospel of John.
  • Saberblade
Author totally misses the meaning of John 6. If Jesus was speaking only 'spiritually' and not literally about his BODY being BREAD indeed, then why didn't he say to those who left, 'Hey, I was only talking about spiritual matters!' He uses the word 'chew' or 'gnaw' when he talks about 'eating' his body. It was VERY physical; unmistakably physical language - and his listeners knew it.

Furthermore, the Apostle who rejected this very physical teaching about eating his body and drinking his blood was JUDAS. At the Last Supper, Jesus holds up a piece of bread and says, 'THIS' - the piece of bread in my hands - 'is my body.' He takes a chalice of wine and says, 'THIS' - the wine in this cup - 'is my blood.' He's not saying, 'represents' and he's not speaking figuratively. He very clearly shows his apostles a piece of bread and says, 'THIS IS MY BODY.' Ironically, Judas seems to be the only one who completely 'gets it' - and he rejects it. The moment he eats the bread that Jesus has just called his body, the evil one enters into him, and he goes out to betray Jesus.

It's clear: if you don't believe that he gave us his REAL BODY and REAL BLOOD and we really have to 'gnaw' and 'chew' his body in the form of bread; that you have to literally drink his blood in the form of wine - then there is on life in you. You are an apostate, and you walk away from him; you are Judas, and you betray him and hand him over to be crucified. You have no life in you - just as Jesus clearly taught. He NEVER said he was only speaking 'spiritually' or 'figuratively.' He gave them REAL BREAD when he fed the five thousand, to set them up for receiving the Bread of Life in his real Body and Blood whenever they re-presented the Last Supper.

That is how the first Christians worshipped: re-presenting the Last Supper and eating the Bread of Life: 'On the first day of the week we came together to break bread.' (Acts 20:7) They had no written New Testament at this time; there is nothing here about 'altar calls' (who needs and 'altar' when there's no sacrifice, anyway?) Just the breaking of the bread and the prayers - that's how the first Christians worshipped; just like the Last Supper, which was breaking the bread and saying the prayers. Except now, the 'bread' is the Body of Christ and the 'wine' is the Blood of Christ.

St Paul believed what Jesus taught. In 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, Paul addressed the subject of the Lord’s Supper with these words: “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread”.

It could not be clearer that Paul believed that eating real, physical bread and drinking real, physical wine was 'communion in the blood of Christ' and 'communion in the body of Christ.' In other words, that by eating and drinking, Jesus abides in us, and we abide in him.

Further, Paul knew that if you ate and drank without believing this, you were guilty of crucifying Christ again, as much as Judas was guilty of taking Jesus's life when HE ate and drank without believing in the Real Presence of Jesus in the bread and wine: 'Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord' (I Cor 11:27).

There would not be all this emphasis on BREAD and eating bread if Jesus had been talking only 'spiritually' about his body (since when is a body - and blood - merely 'spiritual'?). You've got to be just blind and prejudiced and DETERMINED NOT TO SEE in order to interpret Jesus repeating and repeating again and again, in very physical terms ('chew my body' 'gnaw my flesh') that he's not speaking literally.

It's BECAUSE he's speaking literally that the walked away from him. If there were ANY WAY they could have distorted his words to something 'merely spiritual' they would not have been horrified by what sounded to them like cannibalism. It was forbidden to the Jews to consume the life-blood of ANY animal, so the ONLY way they could have coped with this message and stayed with him was to say it was 'merely spiritual.' For this author to say that it's BECAUSE they didn't get the 'spiritual message' that they went away, is just blindness, willful refusal to see and believe what Jesus was clearly saying. He was NOT being 'spiritual' throughout John; he literally fed people, and then within a day or so, made his clear declaration about the kind of 'food' he really came to feed to us to 'gnaw' on.

The author says that Peter didn't 'get it' at the moment. No. He didn't understand how Jesus could say something so crazy, so forbidden as 'you have to literally gnaw on my flesh and drink my blood.' But he made a leap of faith, 'You have the words of eternal life; to whom should we go?' He doesn't 'get it,' but unlike the apostates and Judas, he has FAITH that whatever Jesus means, it is true, and he will stay with him.

Peter does 'get it' later; they all 'get it' later. In Luke 24, after the Resurrection, Jesus appears to the disciples and 'preaches' the Gospel to them, opening up all the (at that time only Jewish) scriptures to them, as they related to him. But they DO NOT recognize him in the 'preaching of the word.' They want him to stay with them. Jesus also wants to stay with them. This is when Jesus shows them what he meant by 'abiding with them' whenever they eat his body: "And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight' (Luke 24: 30-31). They recognize him NOT in the preaching of the word, but in the BREAKING OF THE BREAD. NOW they get it; NOW they understand how he meant to abide with them as the 'Bread of Life.' Nothing 'spiritual' about it; and it's NOT merely words, but real bread that shows his real presence. No wonder he ORDERED them, 'Do this in memory of me.' Why would he tell his disciples to 'do this', if it was only 'spiritual' and not a PHYSICAL action that they had to 'do' - eat the bread and drink the wine.

Jesus NEVER said, 'DO THIS - read the Bible.' He never said, 'DO THIS - just believe and you can't lose your salvation.' He never said, 'DO THIS - have an altar call.' He only gave one command for what the disciples were to 'do' in memory of him: "This is my Body; take and eat; This is my blood, take and drink.'

You just have to do incredible mental gymnastics and deliberately blind yourself not to see it. But if you don't see it and don't believe it, he does not abide in you, and you do not abide in him. Indeed, you cannot even recognize him apart from knowing him in the breaking of the bread. You're Judas.