The Gospel of John
Andrea Peraza, Alexandra Guzman, Rita Daniel, & Amanda Wylie
About the Author
- The author of the Gospel of John is not named, though it is thought to be a Jewish Christian. The Gospel is named after the Apostle John, one of Jesus's Jewish followers.
- John wrote to Jewish Christians whom he thought were getting too comfortable with the "human" Jesus, so he wrote this Gospel with an emphasis on Jesus's divinity.
- The Gospel of John was the last of the four Gospels to be written circa 90-100 A.D.
- Historians still debate whether the Synoptics or John is more historically accurate, but they lean towards the Synoptics because they are similar to each other and John is so radically different.
The Wedding at Cana
The Model Disciple
- An example of a model disciple in the Gospel of John is the "beloved disciple."
- A model disciple in John is one who loves before all else and is always faithful to Jesus.
- The beloved disciple leans on Jesus at the Last Supper and is at the foot of the cross with Jesus's mother at his crucifixion.
- Being at the crucifixion, it indicates that he was not afraid of being arrested for being a known follower of Jesus.
The Seven Signs
Used instead of miracles
Foreshadows the Risen Jesus
The signs include: Wedding at Cana changing the water into wine, healing of the official's son, feeding of five thousand, walking on water, restoration of sight to the blind man, raising Lazarus from the dead
Wine into water-that Jesus is the Blood (wine) of the New Covenant
Healing of the official's son- Jesus helps us in wholeness and health
Healing of the lame man to walk- Jesus has power over time, laws and rituals
Feeding of five thousand- Jesus satisfies our spiritual hunger
Walking on water- Jesus can help calm our fears and anxiety
Restoration of sight to the blind man- shows the divinity identity of Jesus
- Raising Lazarus from the dead- shows that Jesus is the path to eternal life and foreshadows the death and Resurrection of Jesus
Images Unique to John
Jesus shows us a divine side of him in this picture because he is standing on clouds surrounded by angels. He is welcoming with open arms, all those who are ready to enter into his Father's Kingdom.
Jesus is watching over the world and protecting it from evil. He is watching over everyone.
Jesus is opening his arms and welcoming The Holy Spirit with open arms. He is showing the Holy Spirit and the light that he is ready to enter into his Father's Kingdom.
Jesus is beside the Holy Spirit and is looking at a bright light that is shining towards him.
Jesus has resurrected in this divine picture. He is surrounded by celestial light and is appearing to a group of people.
Jesus is watching over the world with angels beside him. He is hovering over clouds and is walking towards the earth with loving arms.