St. John's Gospel: A Bible Study Guide and Commentary for Individuals and Groups

St. John's Gospel: A Bible Study Guide and Commentary for Individuals and Groups

by Stephen K. Ray

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ISBN-13: 9780898708219
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 10/01/2002
Pages: 417
Sales rank: 611,204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen K. Ray was raised in a devout and loving Baptist family. His father was a deacon and Bible teacher, and Stephen was very involved in the Baptist Church as a teacher of Biblical studies. After an in-depth study of the writings of the Church Fathers, both Steve and his wife Janet converted to the Catholic Church. He is the host of the popular, award-winning film series on salvation history, The Footprints of God. Steve is also the author of the best-selling books Crossing the Tiber, and St. John's Gospel.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations15
Introduction17
Simple Guidelines for Studying the Bible18
Which Translation to Use?24
How to Use This Study Guide27
Who Wrote the Gospel of St. John?29
The Apostle John31
John's Audience and Purpose in Writing33
John 1aThe "Overture": The Word Becomes Flesh37
John 1:1-2 In the Beginning Was the Word39
John 1:3-5 All Things Came into Being through Him42
John 1:6-13 True Light and Children of God44
John 1:14-18 The Incarnation--The Word Became Flesh48
John 1bJohn the Baptist; Choosing the Disciples60
John 1:19-34 Testimony of John the Baptist60
John 1:35-51 Jesus Chooses Disciples64
John 2Jesus, Mary, and the Wedding in Cana--Cleansing the Temple in Jerusalem72
John 2:1-5 The Wedding in Cana: Mary and Jesus73
John 2:6-11 The Wedding in Cana: Water into Wine, Old Transformed into the New81
John 2:12-21 The Temple in Jerusalem, the Resurrection Proclaimed84
John 2:22-25 Belief and the Heart of Man91
John 3"You Must Be Born Anew"--"For God So Loved the World"93
John 3:1-21 Jesus and Nicodemus93
John 3:22-36 John the Baptizer107
John 4The Samaritan Woman, the Gentile Official: Conversion and Faith110
John 4:1-42 The Samaritan Woman Is Offered Living Water110
John 4:43-54 Jesus' Second Sign; He Heals a Gentile's Son121
John 5Infirm Man Healed at the Pools of Bethesda--Jesus Calls Four Witnesses123
John 5:1-9 Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath123
John 5:10-18 The Jews React to the "Sabbath Violation"127
John 5:19-47 Jesus Defends and Explains His Equality with God130
John 6aMiraculous Bread to Feed the People--Jesus Walks on the Water136
John 6:1-15 Multiplication of Loaves, the Eucharist Foreshadowed136
John 6:16-21 Jesus Walks on the Water: The Fifth Sign145
John 6b"Unless You Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood"--The Eucharist149
John 6:22-59 Jesus, the Bread of Life149
John 6:60-70 Many Disciples Abandon the Words of Eternal Life165
John 7Jewish Feast of Booths--Two Debates: Who Is Jesus? Rivers of Living Water172
John 7:1-13 Jesus Goes Up to Jerusalem for the Feast of Booths172
John 7:14-24 Jesus Teaches at the Feast176
John 7:25-44 Is Jesus the Christ?180
John 7:45-53 Unbelief of Jewish Leaders183
John 8The Adulterous Woman; More Debates: Who Is Christ? True "I am"185
John 8:1-13 The Woman Caught in Adultery185
John 8:12-30 Jesus Is the Light of the World189
John 8:31-59 The Truth Will Make You Free192
John 9The Blind Man Sees--The Seeing Men Are Blind; More Debates: Who Is Jesus?199
John 9:1-12 Jesus Heals the Blind Beggar199
John 9:13-34 Dispute over the Healed Man204
John 9:35-41 Jesus Reaffirms His Deity207
John 10The Good Shepherd Makes Himself Out to Be God! Who Is Jesus?210
John 10:1-21 The Bad Shepherds Oppose the Good Shepherd210
John 10:22-42 The Feast of Dedication: Are You the Messiah? Are You God?216
John 11Lazarus Raised from the Dead: "I Am the Resurrection and the Life"224
John 11:1-16 The Setting for the Seventh Sign224
John 11:17-33 Jesus Goes to Bethany227
John 11:34-44 Jesus Raises Lazarus232
John 11:45-57 The Sanhedrin Condemns Jesus234
John 12Anointing Jesus--the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem238
John 12:1-11 Jesus Anointed at Bethany238
John 12:12-19 Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem242
John 12:20-36 Greeks Seek Jesus; His Death Foretold245
John 12:37-50 The Disbelief of the Jews248
John 13The Humble, Compassionate King; The Foolish, Treacherous Servant251
John 13:1-17 Maundy Thursday: Jesus Washes Feet251
John 13:18-38 The Betrayal and Glory257
John 14The Way to Heaven--The Gift of the Holy Spirit265
John 14:1-14 Heaven and the Way to Get There265
John 14:15-31 Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit272
John 15The Vine and Branches--In the World, but Not of the World278
John 15:1-17 Abide Fruitfully in Christ or Burn278
John 15:18-27 In the World, but Not of the World285
John 16Jesus Prepares to Leave and Return; The Action of the Holy Spirit289
John 16:1-6 Christians and Persecution289
John 16:7-15 The Action of the Holy Spirit291
John 16:16-24 Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection Foretold295
John 16:25-33 Jesus' Last Consolations296
John 17Our High Priest Prays--The Visible Unity of the Church300
John 17:1-5 Jesus Prays for Himself300
John 17:6-19 Jesus Prays for His Disciples306
John 17:20-26 Jesus Prays for the Church--Those Believing the Apostles' Word309
John 18The Betrayal, Arrest, and Trials of Jesus--"King of the Jews?"313
John 18:1-11 Jesus Is Betrayed and Arrested313
John 18:12-23 Trial before Annas317
John 18:24-27 Trial before Caiaphas323
John 18:28-40 Trial before Pilate324
John 19aJesus Condemned--The Pain of the Crucifixion331
John 19:1-16 Jesus Abused before Pilate331
John 19:17-24 The Crucifixion Begins337
John 19bThe Crucifixion and Burial of Jesus--The Birth of the Church346
John 19:25-27 Mary and John at the Cross346
John 19:28-37 Jesus Dies on the Cross353
John 19:38-42 The Burial of Jesus361
John 20Death Could Not Hold Him--"My Lord and My God"366
John 20:1-10 The Empty Tomb366
John 20:11-18 Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene370
John 20:19-31 Jesus Appears to the Disciples373
John 20:24-31 Jesus and "Doubting Thomas"379
John 21The Grand Finale: Jesus Meets the Apostles--The Pope and the Church383
Appendix St. John's Grand "Finale"!383
John 21:1-14 Jesus Appears in Galilee384
John 21:15-17 Peter Appointed as Shepherd391
John 21:18-23 The Future of Peter and John397
Concluding Thoughts401
Bibliography403
Acknowledgments417
Index of Scripture419
Index of Topics453

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Nonnasangel More than 1 year ago
I picked this study guide because of Stephen's reputation and all his DVD's "Footprints".