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JOHN 1-21

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Introduction, Rabbis and Disciples, Who? When? . . ?

John
Intro.

In the beginning was The Word, The Light, the Creator.

1:1-14
16-18

John the Baptist

1:1-15
19-36

Disciples and Nathanael

John
1:35-51

Jesus turns water into wine at the wedding in Cana.

John
2:1-11

Cleansing the Temple, half-shekel & Oral Torah, whip.

John
2:12-25

Nicodemus - Born Again - salvation, not condemnation.

John
3:1-21

John looses disciples, Bride / Bridegroom / Friend.

John
3:22-36

Baptism: John, Jesus. Into Samaritan territory.

John
4:1-14

The Woman at the Well.

John
4:15-28

Sowing and reaping. Healing official’s son.

John
4:28-42

CHAPTER 5 - MINI SERIES: Healing on the Sabbath

The Pool of Bethesda

John
5:1-16

 God’s work, Jesus’ work, equality with God.

John
5:17-22

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Jesus gives life by his Spirit

John
5:16-21

Judgement

John
5:22-47

feeding the 5000

John
6:1-21

I am the Bread of Life.

John
6:22-71

Feast of Tabernacles, streams of water.

John
7:1-53

Woman taken in adultery.
I am the light of the world.

7:53-8:11
8:12-30

Children of Abraham - or the devil?  ‘I am’.

John
8:31-59

Healing blindness

John
9:1-41

I am the Door, the Good Shepherd.  Plain talk.

John
10:1-42

Raising of Lazarus, I am the Resurrection and the Life.

John
11:1-57

The meal at Simon’s house, Hair, Tears, Perfume.

John
12:1-11

The Triumphal Entry
The consequences of unbelief

12:12-19
12:20-50

The Last Supper, washing Disciples’ feet.

John
13:1-38

Teaching in the Upper Room.

John
14:1-31

CHAPTER 15 - MINI SERIES: I am the vine

The Vine

John
15 (a)

Bearing Fruit.

John
15 (b)

In the Vine: Us in Christ, Christ in us

John
15 (c)

Handout - verses.

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Predestination part 1:
Calvin

John
15 (b)

Predestination part 2:
Arminius, Time & Eternity

John
15 (c)

Handout - verses.

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Cutting off; Backsliding:
Can we lose our salvation?.

John
15 (d)

Pruning

John
15 (e)

Script for play.

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Receiving the sap
-- The Holy Spirit.

John
15 (f)

-- Prayer.

John
15 (g)

-- Unanswered Prayer.

John
15 (h)

-- Reading the Bible

John
15 (i)

Verses for meditation.

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-- Receiving Christ’s love.

John
15 (j)

-- Obedience.

John
15 (k)

The world will hate you
Consequences for disciples

John
16:1-15

Final instructions.

John
16:16-33

 Jesus Prays.

John
17:1-27

 Jesus is arrested and taken to Annas and Caiaphas.

John
18:1-28

Jesus before Pilate

John
18:28-40

Jesus before Pilate.
The Crucifixion.

19:1-16
19:16-37

The Resurrection.

John
20:1-30

Miraculous catch of fish.
Feed my Sheep.

21:1-14
21:15-25

Passover to Pentecost passages.

First
Easter

John 21:11


So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.


For those fishermen, 153 fish would have been a reasonable catch. But we are told that they couldn’t haul the net in, it was too heavy (v6). And why count them so specifically? – It doesn’t say: ‘about 150 fish’. The answer lies in our understanding of the word ‘large’. I have always imagined the sort of large fish you might see on the fishmonger’s counter.


My wife and I had a holiday in Israel, and we had a trip across the Sea of Galilee on a big pleasure boat. Half way across, the boat stopped, the captain stripped to his shorts, and dived overboard. He had seen a fish, floating on the surface – not dead, but dying. He grabbed the fish which struggled half-heartedly, and with the help from the rest of some other members of the crew, managed to get it on board. It was quite a fat fish, rather like a carp, but it was about three feet long.



We were amazed to think that anything grew that size – and if I caught a net full of those, I would certainly have counted them!


For the Disciples, and particularly Peter who had not only denied Jesus but had also led the other Disciples in this failed fishing trip, the lesson was that Jesus hadn’t left them; and with his help, even normal day-to-day tasks could be miraculously transformed.

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