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The Gospel of John / audio

In 10 Scripture Applied on 2013/07/28 at 12:00 AM

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

Professor Tim Gray and 5 young adults of the FOCUS group, discuss in the 30 mins. show the writings in the Gospel of John. Explaining all the signs and symbolisms.

The Gospel of John

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1.

Prologue of John & calling Disciples

( John 1: 1-59) 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj01.mp3

The prologue of John is a poetic master piece of theology. Echoing the creation story, John Shows how Jesus is the WORD who existed before time. And just as Jesus was the Vital Word of God who was the principal of creation, so now the Word Incarnate begins s a new creation. We shall also see how John intends the prologue to be the interpretative lens through which the rest of the story of Jesus must be read.

2.

Ignaural Signs of Jesus’ Ministry

(John 2-3) 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj02.mp3

The significance of Jesus’ first sign at the wedding feast of Cana will be highlighted, focusing on the role of Mary. Also, the important dialogue between Jesus and Nicodemus will be explained.

3.

The First Passover and Jesus’ Encounter with Nicodemus 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj03.mp3

4.

Woman at the Well and Healing on the Sabbath

(John 4-5) 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj04.mp3

The Old Testament background of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman will open up the inner dynamics of their dialogue. Also, the importance of the theme of water here, and throughout the Gospel, will be explained. The story of Jesus’ healing on the Sabbath will be studied in light of Jewish law illustrating why Jesus did not break the Sabbath but rather offered a bold interpretation of his identity as the Son of God as the rationale for his Sabbath activity.

5.

The Fulfillment of Jewish Liturgy: Jesus 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj05.mp3

6.

The Bread of Life

(John 6) 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj06.mp3

This study will focus on Jesus’ revelation of the Eucharist. We shall study how this chapter on the Eucharist is the center of Jesus’ mission and the focal point of John’s Gospel. By carefully tracing the Old Testament echoes and the literary structure of this chapter, we shall see how the Eucharist is at the center of Jesus’ proclamation of the Kingdom of God.

7.

The Feast of Tabernacles

(John 7-8:59) 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj07.mp3

Here we shall see how Jesus fulfilled the Jewish Liturgy of Tabernacles. Jesus replaces the Torah as the source of knowing the Father. The last day of the Feast involved a water ceremony that symbolized the gift of God’s Spirit. Jesus takes advantage of this celebration to announce that it is He who will give the Holy Spirit.

8.

The Feast of Tabernacles Cont’d 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj08.mp3

9.

The Good Shepherd and the Raising of Lazurus

(John 10 – 11) 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj09.mp3

In this study, we shall examine Jesus’ statement that He is the Good Shepherd, as Jesus gives seven “ I AM” statements in this Gospel, which are a key theme for understanding who Jesus is and what His mission is all about. The raising of Lazarus from the dead is the most powerful sign performed in Jesus’ ministry, anticipating Jesus’ own resurrection and the final resurrection of the dead. The story relates the challenge of having a radical faith in Jesus, seen through the reactions of Martha and Mary. Here we will explore the important theme of faith.

10.

The End

The Washing of the Feet

(John 12-13) 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj10.mp3

Chapter 12 of John’s Gospel is the hinge of the story, moving from Jesus’ ministry to his passion. Here we will note the symbolism of Jesus’ triumphal entry and the significance John gives to the rejection of Jesus by the Jewish leaders. The importance of the washing of feet in Jewish culture and cult will be reviewed, with special emphasis on Jesus’ radical teaching on the nature of discipleship.

11.

Jesus’ Farewell Discourse and His Passion

(John 18-19:42) 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj11.mp3

Throughout the Gospel story so far, Jesus has identified Himself as the one “sent” by the Father. Now Jesus commissions the Apostles “sending” them out on a mission just as the Father sent Jesus. Here we see the final discourse of Jesus and how He prepares the Apostles for their priestly mission.

12.

Resurrection

(John 20-21) 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj12.mp3

The Resurrection of Jesus is the climax of Salvation History and the Gospel of John. The nature and meaning of the Resurrection, in light of the Jewish understanding of resurrection and Gentile views of resurrection will be studied. This episode also looks at the importance of Jesus’ breathing the Holy Spirit on the disciples and its ushering in of a new creation. Finally, the centrality of Jesus’ Resurrection in our faith will be explored, debunking false views and doubts about the historicity of Jesus’ Resurrection and what the empty tomb represents.

13.

Resurrection (Conclusion)

(John 20-21) 

Host – Prof. Tim Gray et al.

gj13.mp3

The Resurrection of Jesus is the climax of Salvation History and the Gospel of John. The nature and meaning of the Resurrection, in light of the Jewish understanding of resurrection and Gentile views of resurrection will be studied. This episode also looks at the importance of Jesus’ breathing the Holy Spirit on the disciples and its ushering in of a new creation. Finally, the centrality of Jesus’ Resurrection in our faith will be explored, debunking false views and doubts about the historicity of Jesus’ Resurrection and what the empty tomb represents.

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