The Gospel of John which is the fourth Gospel clearly states the aim which is “many other signs truly Jesus did in the presence of His disciples”-see Chapter 20:30. But these are written that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God and that believing ye may have life in His name-see Chapter 20:30-31.
From the prologues Chapter 1:1-18 with itsgrand climax “we beheld His glory’ and to the conclusions, confession by Thomas in Chapter 20:28 “My LORD and my God” the reader is constantly driven to his knees in worship. Jesus Christ stands forth as more than a man, indeed even as more than a supernatural envoy or representative of Deity. He is the very God come inthe flesh.
The Hebrews, looking for their coming Redeemer however-Chapter 1:19-26 need proof of Jesus’ claim to be the promised Old Testament messiah. The Gospel of John presented these verifications. Miracles and discourses selected from but twenty days in Jesus three year public ministries dramatically validate Him as the Christ, the son of God. Eight signs or works reveal not only His power but attest His glory as the divine bearer of Redemptive grace. Jesus is the great IAM, the only hope of an otherwise hopeless race. Water turned into wine, merchants and sacrificial animals driven from the temple. The noble man’s son healed afar off, the important man healed on the Sabbath, the multiplied loaves, Jesus walking on the sea, sight restored to the man born blind: Lazarus recalled from death: these miracles reveal who Jesus Christ is and what He does progressively. John portrays Him as the source of new life, the water of life and the bread of life. Even His enemies finally fall back before the “I AM” who yield Himself voluntarily to the suffering of the cross-see Chapter 18:5-6
Seeking to rescue man from sin and doom, and to restore him to divine fellowship and holiness, the eternal Logos makes this world His
Through His grace, fallen man becomes qualified to abide in God- see Chapter 14:20 and finally in the eternal mansions -see Chapter 14:2-3. In His own person, Jesus fulfil’s the meaning of the Old Testament prophecies and feasts. He triumphs at last even over death and the grave, and leaves to His followers a remarkable legacy for carrying forward history’s unique mission of mercy.
Sweeping from eternity to eternity the Gospel of John the fourth Gospel links the destiny of bothJew and gentiles as part of the entire creation to the resurrection of the incarnate, crucified Logos.
THE REVELATION OFTHE WORD IN ETERNITY-CHAPTER 1;1-2
THE REVELATION OFTHE WORD IN CREATION-CHAPTER 1;3-4AND 9 THE REVELATION OFTHE WORD IN REDEMPTION-CHAPTER 1:5-21:25
Thesweepingwitnessofthe prologue-Chapter 1:9-14and 16-18 The crowing witness of the old dispensation-
Chapter 1:5-8,15 and 19-28
Theopeningwitnessofthe New Dispensation-Chapter 1:29-51 The Great signs and Public Discourse-Chapter2:1-12:11
The Firstsign: Water and Wine-Chapter 2:1-12
The Second sign: Cleansing of the Temple-Chapter 2:13-22 FEAST: Messiah inthe Temple: Passover-chapter 2:23:25
Discourse (Nicodemus): Christthe source of new life-Chapter 3:1-21 Dispute over John the Baptist and Jesus- -Chapter 3:22-4:3
Discourse (Samaritan woman) Christthe water of life-Chapter 4:4-42
The Third Sign: Healingat a Distance-Chapter 4:43-54 FEAST: Messiah inthe Temple: Passover-Chapter 5:1
The Fourth sign: Healingthe impotent man on the Sabbath Chapter 5:2-16
Discourse (scribes and Pharisees) Christ the Divine son Chapter 5:17-47
The Fifth Sign: Walking on the water-Chapter6:16-21
Discourse (Multitudes}: Christ the bread of life-Chapter 6:22-5: 9 Discourses (Discipies): Christ the life-giving Spirit-Chapter 6:60-71 FEAST: Messiah inthe Tempie: Tabernacles- Chapter 7:1-52.
The woman Taken inadultery-Chapter 7:53-8:11
Discourse:(Professed Followers) Christ the fount offreedom Chapter 8:31-59
The Seventh Sign: Healingthe man Born Blind-Chapter9:1-41 FEAST:Messiah inthe Temple dedication-Chapter 10:22-42 The Eighth Sign: Raising Lazarus- chapter 11:1-44
Withdrawal to Ephraim as Jews lay inwait-Chapter 11:45-54
Jesus Anointed by Mary in Bethany-Chapter 11:55-12:11 The Climatic Passion week-Chapter 12:12-19:42
The Triumphal Entry intoJerusalem (Palm Sunday)-Chapter 12:12-19
The Gentiles seek for Jesus (Tuesday)-Chapter 12:20-36 The Jews Reject Jesus-Chapter 12:37-50
FEAST: Messiah in the Temple: Passover and the Lord’s Supper (Thursday}-Chapter 13:1-38
Discourses inparting: (Disciples): Christ’s Legacy to His followers- Chapter 14:1-16:33 Prayer of Intercession -Chapter 17:1-26 The Betrayal and the Arrest in Gethsemane (Friday)- Chapter 18:1-12
The Trial of Jesus-Chapters 18:13-19:16
The Crucifixion and Burial-Chapter 19:16-42
The Risen Lordand his Redeemed family-Chapter 20:1-21:25 The EmptyTomb-Chapter 20:1-18
The other Resurrection Appearances-Chapter 20:19-21:2 Jesus instruction to His Disciples-Chapter21:3-23
The Devotional Postscript-Chapter21:24-25