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Summary

– Jesus entrusts John the disciple with the caring of his mother Mary. John later goes on to write the book of Revelation.

Ch 1

– “While it was through Moses that the law was given, it is through Jesus Christ that grace and truth have come.

– John knew Jesus was the Messiah because the Holy Spirit descended on Him as a dove.

– The first thing Andrew did after he found Jesus was tell his brother Simon.

I wish I could tell people about Jesus like Andrew did too!

? “Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael, “Can anything good come from that place?”

As Jesus goes around gathering His disciples, His disciples are not only amazed but also leave everything to follow after Jesus. Isn’t God amazing?

Ch 2

? Jesus’ answer to Mary when the wine ran out did not seem as if He agreed to change the water into wine, but He does it anyway. Why?

Ch 3

– There is no way to know where the Spirit comes from or where it is going. Spiritual birth is like that.

John replied, “A person plays no role in the eternal plan unless it has been assigned to him by God. You yourselves heard me say, ‘I am not the Messiah,’ but rather, ‘I have been sent ahead of time to announce his coming.’

“In a wedding it is the bridegroom who takes the bride. The role of the bridegroom’s friend is to wait and listen for his coming. When he hears the voice of the bridegroom he is overcome with joy. My joy is like that; it is absolutely complete. Jesus must become increasingly important, but I must fade away.”

Ch 4

Jesus asks a Samaritan woman for a drink of water and then explains that he is the one who gives living water to all. Those who drink it will never again become thirsty (4:1-42).

God is truely the living water and the source of life to my soul. Only through His word do I find true life.

– Regarding the Samaritan woman, Jesus knew everything about her before she even met Him. God knew us even before we were born; trust in Him!.

– We can only worship God when led by the Spirit.

– God’s word is not only like water to my soul but also food, and like food and water I need to nourish myself daily over it.

– Many people hear the Word of God and come to believe, but many others hear the Word of God, experience God’s mercy and grace, and comes to really believe.

Jesus heals the son of a government official (4:43-54).

– The government official believed that his son would be healed, so Jesus rewarded his faith. And Jesus answers at the very moment that we need the answer!

Ch 5

Jesus goes to Jerusalem where he heals a crippled man. The Jewish authorities become angry because Jesus did this on the Sabbath (5:1-18).

Jesus is given authority by the Father to act as judge (5:19-30).

– The Father is greater than the Son.

– I tell you the truth, the one who listens to my message and believes the one who sent me, that person has eternal life already.

– I tell you the truth, the time will come — in fact, it is already here — when those who are spiritually dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and if they pay attention to it, they will live. The Father himself is the source of all life and has allowed the Son the same privilege of being a source of life. He has given the Son the authority to act as judge because he is the Son of Man.

There are five witnesses to Jesus: God his Father, John the Baptist, Jesus’ own miraculous deeds, Scripture, and Moses. The Jewish people who reject him will stand accused by Moses, the very one on whom they have set their hope (5:31-47).

-How can you ever believe if it is the praise of one another that you are seeking rather than the praise that comes from God?

Ch 6

Jesus feeds over five thousand with five barley loaves and a few fish. When the left over fragments are picked up they fill twelve baskets (6:1-15).

? Where’d the boy come from? How come he has the loaves and fish?

Jesus fed the five thousand and still had leftover. In our lives, God answers our prayers, AND more. Praise God!

**Jesus, in times of distress, goes off to spend time with God alone. Devotion with God is an important time, don’t neglect it.**

Jesus appears to his disciples walking on Lake Galilee. Although terrified at first, they want him in the boat when he tells them who is (6:16-21)

In a fairly lengthy discussion Jesus explains to the crowds that have followed him to Capernaum that he is the bread of life. The bread (i.e., the manna) that their ancestors had eaten in the desert did not keep them from dying but the true bread (Jesus’ own life) gives eternal life to those who will eat it. Like much of Jesus’ teaching in John, this is to be understood on two levels – the figures are material but the meaning is spiritual (6:22-59).

– Don’t follow Christ only to receive things, but remember that it is because of His mercy and grace that we are forgiven. We have already received the greatest gift of all!

– Seek the eternal treasures of the kingdom of heaven, not the momentary pleasures that is here today and gone tomorrow.

– Jesus is the true bread of life.

Many of Jesus’ followers turn their backs on him because his teaching has offended them. Peter acknowledges that Jesus is the Holy One of God (6:60-71).

– Apart from Jesus, where else can we go?

Ch 9

Jesus heals a man who was blind from birth (9:1-12).

– We were born with weaknesses so that God may be glorified through them.


John replied, “A person plays no role in the eternal plan unless it has been assigned to him by God. You yourselves heard me say, ‘I am not the Messiah,’ but rather, ‘I have been sent ahead of time to announce his coming.’

“In a wedding it is the bridegroom who takes the bride. The role of the bridegroom’s friend is to wait and listen for his coming. When he hears the voice of the bridegroom he is overcome with joy. My joy is like that; it is absolutely complete. Jesus must become increasingly important, but I must fade away.”

Headwaters of the Jordan River


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