Author Background: The disciple whom Jesus loved, part of the inner-circle, last surviving apostle
Aspect of Jesus emphasized: Jesus is God , the Son (John 1:1; 20:30-31)
Approach to Writing: Theological/Thematic (Repeated words, phrases, and even numbers, like "7" below, give us insight into John's purpose. Be looking for them as you read!)
Key Word/Phrase: "I AM ... "
Revelation 4:7: Flying Eagle
Jesus is INTRODUCED as God
Jesus PROVES Who He Is
These seven signs point us to Jesus as GOD: the CREATOR and the RECREATOR. Note that (generally) the Seven Signs come before the Seven "I AM" statements, so that Jesus might show who He is, before He claims and fully explains who He is.
Jesus EXPLAINS Who He Is
See John 8:12, 24, 28, 48-59 for direct "I AM" statements.
Jesus is CONFIRMED as God
WE REJOICE with DUSTIN HUFFSTETLER who was baptized into Christ last Tuesday. We welcome him to our number!
SCRIPTURE READING SCHEDULES & BOOKMARKS for October : are located on the foyer table.
GOSPEL MEETING: Oct. 22-25, Reel Road in Longview with Walton Weaver, 7 pm Sunday-Wednesday.