Studies

John's Gospel

John's Gospel

This study was started on June 14, 2020 and the intent is to recognize the different perspective this gospel book has verses Matthew, Mark and Luke.  John is clearly written to the Gentiles and it represents the highway ministry that is going on along side the Mystery.  In this study, you will find the calling of John 3:16 KJV is always active and will provide salvation to the one who may never understand The Mystery.  

Lessons

John's Gospel - Introduction

The lesson taught on June 14, 2020 was an introduction to the new study on "John's Gospel".  Wayne takes time to explain why he is motivated to study the Gospel of John, particularly how it is of a unique context verses Matthew, Mark and Luke.  John is written for the Gentile.  We were given homework to download a book in PDF form and study for the next lesson.  Of the many signs that were given, there are only 8 miracles identified in John and they were for the Gentiles.  The unique aspect of John is that it will describe the "highways" ministry to whosoever will come to the wedding.  John 3:16 is open to everyone and this calling will save many people, especially those who never come to the knowledge of the Mystery.  The scripture reading was from John 20:30-31 KJV

John's Gospel - Introduction
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John's Gospel - Part 1
The lesson taught on June 21, 2020 was part 1 of "John's Gospel" study.  Wayne reviewed the materials he would like us to use to support our study of John's gospel which are attached to this lesson so you may download them.  Matthew 22 laid the foundation to talk about the three invitations that God used appealing to Israel using the wedding analogy.  The first calling was when Christ came.  The second calling was after his crucifixion during the Acts period.  The third calling was after the destruction of the temple in AD. 70 and this was called the highways ministry. The highways calling is to whosoever and include the Gentiles which is what we will learn by studying the gospel of John.  We want clarity on what is our calling today and what hope of inheritance we should focus on.  This will contrast quite well with the highways calling that provides life in Christ.  Once a person is saved in Christ, they have everlasting life.  If you want to pursue more excellent things after your salvation, that is what PAul the prisoner was given in the Mystery for us today. Wayne finishes the lesson on a chart that was created by Charles Welch that does a fine job comparing the calling of John and The Mystery that was revealed by PAul the prisoner.  The scripture reading was from Proverbs 8:22-36 KJV
John's Gospel - Part 1
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John's Gospel - Part 2

The lesson on June 28, 2020 was part 2 of "John's Gospel".  Today's lesson was covering chapter 2 of the book "LIFE THROUGH HIS NAME" being an exposition of the Gospel of John by Charles H. Welch.  We learn of the prologue specified in verses 1-18 of chapter one of John. Wayne introduces the "Welsharian Perspective" of Acts 28 and draws this out on the whiteboard to help identify the points that Charles Welsh was making.  In reading what PAul wrote in 2 Tim 4:1 KJV "I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom" Wayne took the time to show the Greek and that it should be translated "who is about to judge the quick and the dead".  The eight signs structure were reviewed. Wayne also reviewed the literary structure in all these books are clearly evidence of the inspiration of scripture. Wayne challenged us to read the introduction to review the summary of the Gospels. Matthew: Christ is set forth as King, Mark:Christ is set forth as servant, Luke:Christ is set forth as man, and John: Christ is set forth as GOD.  The central tenants of this John is life in Christ.  Wayne took the time to show how in John 1:12 KJV, the Greek identifies this verse should have used "Children" vs "Sons" because those who receive life become the children of God and have life.  In the Mystery, we have been adopted as Sons of God with a specific hope and calling."12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:".  What hope and inheritance do these children of God have?  Wayne will explain in latter lessons. The scripture reading John 1:6-14 KJV

John's Gospel - Part 2
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John's Gospel - Part 3

The lesson on July 5, 2020 was part 3 of the "John's Gospel" study.  Today's lesson covered the third chapter of the book "Life Through His Name" by Charles Welch.  Wayne spent a few minutes reviewing the motivation behind this study then continued the lesson looking the "Welsherian" view of Acts 28 and his perspective on the three sendings of Matthew 22.  Charles Welch takes a hard position on the Acts 28 transition to Israel being LoAmmi (as opposed to what Wayne has established with his Acts 29 study and perspective).  Wayne then focused on answering these questions: Why so many witnesses called on? Were there any miracles done by the child Jesus? Was John Elijah? Why the emphasis on Baptism? Who was Nathanael – and how was his testimony significant? Did Jesus fill all six water pots with wine? What does the sign “signify”?  What sign does the first sign correspond with?  The scripture reading was from Deuteronomy 18:18 KJV.

John's Gospel - Part 3
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John's Gospel - Part 4

The lesson on July 12, 2020 was part 4 of "John's Gospel" study. At the start of the lesson, Wayne shared a video entitled "God and Mathematics" that was created by Dr. Wiiliam Lane Craig of the ReasonableFaith.org and asked us to view as extra credit.  Continuing with the study in "Life Through His Name", Wayne reviewed the three sendings of the marriage of Matthew 22.  He then answered the following questions that came in chapter four of book "Life Through His Name": 1.In what way was Jesus like the temple? 2.Nicodemus was a Pharisee and ruler of the people – how is this significant? 3.For God “so” loved the world. Does this signify the greatness of God’s love? 4.“To perish” means? 5.What is the “Pearl of Great Price”? 6. The first two invitations of Matt 22 were to whom? and 7.The last invitation of Matt 22 was to whom? The scripture reading was from Matthew 13:44-46 KJV

John's Gospel - Part 4
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