John was a dedicated apostle of Jesus Christ. His adult life was dedicated towards serving Christ and his doctrines. From his time of appointment to the ascension of Christ, John was among the disciples chosen to spread the word of God. After the ascension of Christ, John continues with his service to Christ, spreading the word of God from Galilee, across borders to Greece. The paper will illustrate the various lessons that can be demonstrated through John’s life, preaching and service to Christ.
John was born around the year 5A.D, and before his selection to be among the Disciples of Christ, he was a fisherman together with his brother James, who was advanced in age that John. The father to John and before being selected as Christ’s disciples, they had already been given the name “Sons of Thunder”. This according to Greek interpretations was from the name Βοανηργες , which represented commotion and great temperament.
John was therefore an impetuous person, who demonstrated immense temperament behaviors together with his brother James. John can therefore be described as an individual who illustrated intolerance and selfishness. Ones they were selected to serve as Christ’s disciples, these two brothers continued to portray rude and impetuous behaviors. One incident was during the time when Jesus was nearing his crucifixion that he planned to go to Jerusalem. While in Samaria en-route Jerusalem, Jesus was not received and John, together with his brother James, requested for powers to burn the Samaritans through fire from heaven.
The stupid and selfish thought illustrated that the nickname given to John, “Son of Thunder “, was a true definition of the temperamental nature ...
... middle of paper ...
...er, Larry. D. Home Bible Study Commentaries from the Gospel of John. Irvin, TX: Lulu, 2008.
Campbell, William. Sanger. “The ‘We’ Passages in the Acts of the Apostles: The Narrator as Narrative Character.” Journal of Theological Studies 59, no. 2 (2008): 755-757.
Davis, Basil, S. “The Identity of the Disciple whom Jesus Loved.” The Expository Times 113 no. 7 (2002): 230-231.
Merwe, D.G. “The character of unity expected among the disciples of Jesus, according to John 17: 20-23,” Acta Patristica et Byzantina 13 (2002): 224-254.
Minear, Paul, S. “The Beloved Disciple in the Gospel of John.”Novum Testamentum 19, no. 2(1977): 105-123.
Wisner, Bacon. Benjamin. The fourth Gospel in research and debate; a series of essays on problems concerning the origin and value of the anonymous writings attributed to the apostle John (1910). New York: Moffat, Yard and company, 2006.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- John Demos' book The Unredeemed Captive examines the story of "Reverend Mr." John Williams, the minister of the church of Deerfield (a town of approximately 300 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony), and his family. The reverend and his wife had many connections to important figures of the time. His father was a shoemaker, farmer, and "ruling elder" in the church at Roxbury. Reverend John Eliot, the minister of the Roxbury church, created many of the "praying towns" in which converted Native Americans worshipped and was New England's "Apostle to the Indians." Reverend Williams' wife, originally named Eunice Mather, was the daughter of Reverend Eleazer Mather, the minister of the church of Northa... [tags: Conflicts, Character/Literary Analysis]
2243 words (6.4 pages)
- An Analysis of Effectiveness Martin Luther King Jr. and Toni Morrison are two of the many great writers of the late twentieth century. Their styles follow rhetorical guidelines to create persuasive arguments and clear writing. To show how they accomplish this I will be comparing the rhetorical style used by King in 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail,'; with that of Morrison in 'Friday on the Potomac.'; Each of these works result from strong opinions surrounding the issue of racial equality in the United States, and each appeals to the desire of achieving that equality.... [tags: Martin Luther King Toni Morrison Writers Essays]
2787 words (8 pages)
- In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, various characters, whether it is from physical trials or unseen personal struggles, experience some kind of major conflict. There are those who spend every day in fear, wondering whether or not they will be falsely accused of witchcraft. There are others who struggle with more internal trials, such as forgiving those who have hurt them. The protagonist, John Proctor, was a man of strong moral constitution, and held himself to a high standard for the sake of his good name and family.... [tags: Literary Characters]
970 words (2.8 pages)
- Character Analysis of Mr. Carter in John Collier's Thus I Refute Beelzy In many stories, the protagonist is often described as the hero or the "good guy" of the work. In John Collier's short story, "Thus I Refute Mr. Beelzy", this is not exactly the case. Mr. Carter, the "I" in the title, is a cruel, selfish father, who is locked in a struggle with the invisible "Mr. Beelzy" for the love and soul of his son, Small Simon. Mr. Carter enjoys possessing power and being in control. He is used to everyone doing what he wants, without question.... [tags: Beelzy Collier Character Analysis]
1674 words (4.8 pages)
- In Stephen Stondheim’s musical, Sweeny Todd, Sweeny Todd says, “These are desperate times, Mrs. Lovett, and they call for desperate measures.” Todd and Lovett decide to make and market meat pies. The catch to their plan is the meat will be human. Sweeny Todd focuses on the decisions people make in desperate times. While normally no mentally stable individual would consider making pies out of human meat, the characters feel they will be unable to conquer their financial situation by any other means.... [tags: Character Analysis ]
1673 words (4.8 pages)
- Analysis of The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck “Apart from Mayor Orden, the characters in “The Moon Is Down” remain two dimensional” John Steinbeck’s “The Moon Is Down” is a novel about human relationships, the relationships between a small town and its invaders, the relationships between town officials and the towns-people, and the relationships between the members of the invading army. Although it is a short novel Steinbeck has made a few strong and well-defined characters in these 122 pages.... [tags: The Moon is Down John Steinbeck Essays]
970 words (2.8 pages)
- John the Apostle John the Apostle, one of the brothers who gained the nickname "Sons of Thunder", was Jesus' favorite apostle to him. John was there when they feel asleep in the garden, which he takes harshly to that he did, and he also was at the foot of the cross when Jesus was being crucified. The Romans exiled him to the island of Patmos when he was about the age of 80 for the reason that he had converted many people even when he was in jail. The Romans tried to execute John before this time by boiling him in a pot of oil, but God delivered him for the scorching oil and he got out of the pot without a burn on him.... [tags: Papers]
597 words (1.7 pages)
- Character Analysis of John Proctor from The Crucible The consequences of shirking accountability for ones actions are depicted through the tribulations John Proctor faced, in Arthur Miller's, The Crucible. Although John reluctantly became involved in the Salem witch trials, his initial silence proved to be the downfall of not only himself, but of his fellow townspeople as well. John Proctor remained silent for one reason, and that was to protect himself. As a result of his self-serving desires to avoid the consequences of his actions, innocent citizens were put to death.... [tags: The Crucible Arthur Miller John Proctor Essays]
456 words (1.3 pages)
- John the Beloved Apostle of Christ One of the more recognizable saints in the Bible, Christianity’s holiest teachings, is John the Beloved Apostle of Christ. He was the chosen one of the twelve who would recieve Mary as his Mother, and the only apostle to die a non-tragc death. Mary’s beloved apostle in the 1800s was St. John Bosco, or Don Bosco as he is familiarly called. Throughout his life, John was the Blessed Mother’s instrument, he brought thousands upon thousands to his Mother’s service, repaying them with the loving knowledge of Christ and his Church.... [tags: Papers]
731 words (2.1 pages)
- Analysis of The Client by John Grisham The Client by John Grisham takes place in Memphis, Tennessee. It starts out with a little boy, named Mark and his brother sneaking into the woods to try and smoke cigarettes. While in the woods, they witness a man kill himself. But before he does so, this man tells Mark some very important secrets, which ends up putting Mark and his entire family at risk of being hurt. This event ends up putting Mark's brother in a coma. There are lawyers who keep on pressuring Mark to tell these things that he is not supposed to know, except that the Mafia threatens to kill Mark and his family if they tell the truth.... [tags: The Client John Grisham Essays]
1451 words (4.1 pages)