Bible Studies: The Gospel of John

John 19:28–42: The Death of Jesus

At his death, Jesus finishes his work in order to become the firstfruits of a new creation—he ends his estate of humiliation in order to begin his estate of exaltation. (Exposition of John 19:28–42)

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John 18:28–40: The Trial of Jesus

The world’s curse does not diminish Jesus. Jesus can take the curse of the world because his kingship is not of the world. (Exposition of John 18:28–40)

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John 17:20–26: The Church of Jesus

As Jesus goes to the cross, he prays for true unity in his church: Jesus intercedes for the unity of his church in the gospel. (Exposition of John 17:20–26)

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John 17:1–5: The Prayer of Jesus

In the High Priestly Prayer, Jesus intercedes for the full acceptance of his sacrifice. In v. 1–5, Jesus prays for himself. (Exposition of John 17:1–5)

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John 15:1–17: The Fruit of Jesus

Despite the failure of fruitfulness in Adam and in Israel, God still demands fruit. Jesus bears fruit through his people. (Exposition of John 15:1–17.)

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John 13:21–38: The Love of Jesus

Although contrary to our ideas of gaining glory through strength, Jesus glorifies himself through self-sacrificial love. (Exposition of John 13:21–38)

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John 12:27–50: The Glory of Jesus

What should detract from Jesus’ glory only glorifies him further. Jesus reveals his glory through the disgrace of the cross. (Exposition of John 12:27–50)

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John 11:1–44: The Life of Jesus

By raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus demonstrates that he will shepherd us out of death and into his resurrection life. (Exposition of John 11:1–44)

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John 9:1–41: The Sight of Jesus

Neither the firsthand knowledge of sight nor the secondhand knowledge of education can solve ignorance of the heart. (Exposition of John 9:1–41)

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John 8:30–59: The Sonship of Jesus

Jesus gives a new argument to support his claims as the Messiah and to undercut his enemies: we are slaves to whomever we are sons. (Exposition of John 8:30–59)

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John 7:53–8:29: The Light of Jesus

Jesus bears witness concerning his identity and mission, but ultimately, God’s light gives life and indicts darkness most clearly at the cross. (Exposition of John 7:53–8:29)

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John 6:22–59: The Food of Jesus

Rather than living by feeding on bread, hungry sinners may feed on life by faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus. (Exposition John 6:22–59)

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John 6:1–21: The Presence of Jesus

Although the world likes to divide winners from losers along the lines of pleasure and suffering, Jesus unfolds a different criteria for success in life. (Exposition of John 6:1–21)

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John 5:19–47: The Authority of Jesus

Jesus heals on the Sabbath not to pick a fight, nor to develop a theology of the Sabbath, but to reveal the greater works that his Father has sent him to do. (Exposition of John 5:19–47)

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John 4:43–54: The Word of Jesus

When a royal official asks Jesus to heal his sick child, Jesus challenges the inadequacy of this father’s faith—and ours. (Exposition John 4:43–54)

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John 4:27–42: The Labor of Jesus

True worship of God in spirit and truth flows out into the true work of sowing and reaping a harvest of sinners reconciled to God through Christ. (Exposition of John 4:27–42)

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John 3:22–36: The Rise of Jesus

In John 3:22–26, we find one of the clearest descriptions in the whole Bible on the activity, the motivation, and the message of true Christian ministry. (Exposition of John 3:22–36)

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John 2:1–12: The Abundance of Jesus

By turning water into wine, Jesus does more than to perform a miracle—he illustrates the overflowing abundance of his entire ministry. (Exposition of John 2:1–12)

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John 1:35–51: The Call of Jesus

After John the Baptist’s proclamation (John 1:29), Jesus’ first priority is to gather a core group of disciples. (Exposition of John 1:35–51)

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