This course presents an analytical study of the Gospel of John. Special attention is given to the structure of the Gospel and the progressive development of its main themes of belief in Jesus Christ and unbelief, and the resultant conflict between the two. The life, character, and redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ are examined in their historical context and from a divine perspective as portrayed by John the Evangelist.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Cite evidence concerning the date of writing and authorship of the Gospel of John.2.Discuss the uniqueness of John’s vocabulary and use of signs, symbols, and interviews in his Gospel.3.Describe the structure of the Gospel and its significance.4.Analyze the author’s statement of purpose and how he achieves this purpose.5.Explain the purpose of John’s Prologue and what it reveals about the Logos or incarnate Word.6.Identify the relationship between the seven signs in the Gospel of John and the teaching of Jesus that accompanied each sign.7.Discuss the general contents of this Gospel and identify key passages.8.Explain given theological issues presented in this Gospel such as the deity of Christ, His relationship to the Father, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the implications of Christ’s death and resurrection.9.Interpret any passage of this Gospel correctly and effectively in your preaching, teaching, or witnessing.10.Compare John’s Gospel with the Synoptic accounts and explain similarities or differences in the accounts.11.nalyze the effects of this study on your own faith in God and on your discipleship.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%•