You've heard of both of these men, but in John 19 they are found at the foot of the cross preparing the body of Jesus for burial. What's so significant about this? This lesson explores the great risk and reward of faith these men took to "come out" for Jesus.
As a non-traditional Rabbi, Jesus drew many followers that came to hear him teach. As he taught them, he would say things that many did not understand, and sometimes it would cause them to stop following Him and His teaching. However, when many left, it was Peter who recognized that Jesus had the words of eternal life that are written and recorded in our Bibles so that we too can believe and come to know that He is the Holy one of God.
Jesus made seven "I am" statements in John's account of the Gospel. The second of the seven is "I am the light of the world" (John. 8:12). This lesson takes a brief look at what that means.
An evangelist is someone who tells the good news of Jesus. Literally, Jesus became the embodiment of the good news. In the famous encounter with the sinful, Samaritan woman in John 4, Jesus demonstrates what an evangelist should do. In this study, we learn from him.
The purpose of the Gospel according to John is stated in John 20:30-31 (to believe in Jesus and have life through his name). Such being the case, it shouldn't surprise us that John begins his account with three powerful proofs to confirm Jesus was the Son of God (Jn. 1:1-5).