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John's purpose for writing the Gospel of John is given to us in John 20: 30 - 31: " And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. The sign miracles that John writes about are turning water into wine, curing the nobleman's son, curing the lame man, feeding the multitude, walking on water, giving sight to the blind, bringing Lazarus back from the dead, and the miraculous catch of fishes. The first miracle was changing of water into wine. This shows Jesus' power over creation (Towns). This is significant in that our Lord chose a wedding to perform his first recorded miracle, because the greatest event ever, yet to come, is a marriage between God's son to his chosen bride (Wilmington).
The eight signs in this book are: turning of water into wine, healing of a nobleman’s son, healing of a lame man, feeding of the 5,000, Jesus walking on the water, healing of a blind man, raising Lazarus from the dead, and the miraculous catching of fish. “These signs were one way Jesus “manifested His glory”.” Throughout the Gospel, while Jesus is giving all of these signs, it only confirms and proves to the people, Jesus is who He says He is. The particular signs are just a few of many. The Bible declares, “Therefore many other signs Jesus also
In this passage Jesus goes to a deserted place for rest, in the same time He attracts a great number of people. Jesus then sees the vast crowd and tells his disciples to go to the nearest villages and farms to gather food for the people. The disciples only had two hundred days worth of wage, so Jesus sent them to get as many loaves and fish. They brought back five loaves and two fish. Jesus took the loaves and looked up tp heaven and blessed them.
who do you say I am “ I am the way, the truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father, but through me.” (Jn 14:6) Through the centuries the church has faced a paradox as on one hand we meet God in the person of Jesus, on the other hand the Father abides beyond Jesus. The church is centred on the person of Jesus Christ because in him Christians learn to discover who God really is and thus who human beings are and what our true origin and destiny is. The role of the church, amongst others is to accompany humankind on its pilgrimage through the ages in developing our understanding of Jesus. (Dupuis , J) –who do you say I am As the central figure of the Christian faith is our Lord, Jesus Christ, he needs to be understood, so we look to the New Testament. The life of Jesus is described in the Four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
His reflections pick up where the New Testament writers left off. In his words, “…the ball is now in your court; the true Jesus is summoning you to follow him, to a life of discipleship.” This review will show Wright’s idea of who the true Jesus is and what it means to follow Jesus. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England where he served from 2003 to 2010 before retiring. He is regarded as a prominent scholar of the New Testament and currently holds the position of Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews in Scotland. According to his biography, Wright was born in Morpeth, Northumberland in 1948 and was raised in the context of middle Anglicanism.