The Gospel of John 101
This course is an analytical and exegetical study of the Gospel of John with special emphasis on John’s Christology that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God.
The fourth Gospel focuses on Jesus’ Judean ministry, contains no narrative parables, and focuses primarily on events not recorded in the Synoptics. Beyond this, no other Gospel so greatly develops a biblical theology of the church and the Holy Spirit. Therefore, an understanding of the fourth Gospel is essential for all seeking a practical understanding of the life and teachings of the historical Jesus.
Course Cost and Expenses
The Gospel of John 101 10 week course is free of charge.
This does not include the cost of the books this course will require. Books will have to be purchased by the student, and it is the students responsibility to have the books by the time required in the Course Syllabus. (Note: This is a year long course and all books do not have to be purchased at one time but rather throughout the year.)
See below to see the list of books required.
Length of Course
This course is designed to be a challenging ten-week course.
The assignments for this course are simple and not for grade but rather for the student to further their understanding of the Word of God. The two assignments will be completing the workbook in N.T. Wright’s John for everyone as well as a journal through the book of John.
Measured Learning Goals
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
A. Explain and discuss relevant background issues of the Gospel of John, such as authorship, date, and purpose.
B. Compare and contrast the fourth gospel with the Synoptic Gospels.
C. Describe the relationship between key concepts introduced within the prologue that are developed throughout the fourth gospel.
D. Analyze the role signs, “I am” sayings, and Jewish feasts play in the fourth gospel’s presentation of Jesus’ identity. E. Trace key theological themes as developed in the gospel