COURSE #1: GOSPEL OF JOHN

Even during these unsettling times, God is still at work, building His Church by His Spirit.

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

DATES: (Friday, September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, & 16, 2020)

     COST: FREE

     TIME: 7:00 PM

     INSTRUCTOR: Min. Faulkner

     REQUIRED BOOK(S)/ MATERIALS:

  • Once enrolled, you will be provided with instructions for the required course material.
  •  A Computer and access to the Internet
  • The Holy Bible

COURSE OVERVIEW: A focus on the life of Christ and our life in Christ!

The Gospel of John focuses on the life of Christ and presents Him as being the eternal Lamb of God.  The Book of John is written to both mature believers and newborn believers in Christ.  It contains the basic fundamentals of Christianity and profound truths whereby every believer can grow. The Gospel of John was written “that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name” (20:31).

OUTLINE:

  1. Prologue (1:1-1:18)
  2. The Beginning of the Ministry (1:19-5:9)
  3. Controversy and Conflict (5:10-11:57)
  4. Jesus’ Ministry to his Own (12:1-17:26)
  5. Arrest, Crucifixion, and Burial (18:1-19:42)
  6. The Empty Tomb (20)
  7. Personal Affirmations (21)

Life in the Messiah: The Greek word life (zoe) appears 26 times.  John talks about life in Christ Jesus.  Being the Son of God, “in him was life; and the life was the light of men” (1:4).  Not only in Him was light, but Jesus IS The Life (14:6).  His whole purpose for coming to earth “that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (10:10).  Through belief in Christ, one not only receives eternal life but a present life of grace and holiness.  The believer is the only one who has true purpose and meaning in this life on earth.


Description of The Messiah: 
Jesus uses seven metaphors to describe Himself, also known as the seven “I am” statements:

  • The Bread of Life (6:35, 41, 48, 51);
  • The Light of the World (8:12; 9:5);
  • The Door (10:7-9);
  • The Good Shepherd (10:11-14);
  • The Resurrection and the Life (11:25);
  • The Way, the Truth, and the Life (14:6);
  • The Vine (15:1, 5).

COURSE APPROACH/DESIGN:

This course is informal.  This online instructional method for this course with be comprised of collaborative learning, contextual and active, discussion, minimum lecture, project-based, self-directed, and mentorship.  In this particular course, NO  testing method  (formative and summative) will be administered.  However,  self-assessment will be given throughout the course via feedback and group discussions.  


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