Gospel Of John And Mission Essay

2825 words - 11 pages

GOSPEL OF JOHN AND MISSION
“Christianity Begins with the starling statement that the center of human reality is love” the central issue here is what love is, how the gospel of John brings to the Johnnie community? And how do we understand the Word “Love” and its reality. Obviously John portrays love as synonymous to Jesus the Son of God
Before making some discussions on the gospel we believed to be written by the disciple who loved by Jesus (John 13:23, 19:26, 20:2, 21:7) it is good to see the purpose of this gospel. The purpose of the gospel of John seems summarized in two verses “Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, who are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:30-31, NIV).
John’s Gospel is unspeakably mission oriented. John the Baptist come out and go to the community and tell them what it means to get rid off their sin, enjoy freedom, and being justified. John the Baptist did not present the one to come (the Son) as a humble and ordinary human rather he presents him as powerful, mighty (John 1:27). But later in John Chapter 13 we see a humble and feet washer Son of God. Does Jesus came as a mighty and powerful who human being is even unworthy to untie His sandals straps (John 1: 27 NIV) or humble feet washer and fish cooker (John 13 and 21:7), came to create incredible relationship with humanity? How do we see both John the Baptist and Jesus mission to community, how much the humanity (becoming flesh) favor the mutuality between the messiah and human being. There no time when Jesus’ Divinity overshadow his humanity. Our justification is based on the fleshiness of Jesus rather than freedom of God, if this is grounded in freedom due to something else rather than the divine that became flesh to suffer for us, it is a narcissistic approach.

The main aim of John from the beginning of his gospel seems to reveal the Word that has exists before the creation is to come to us in the form of Jesus of Nazareth. John the Baptist came to them and empower them (the one who is to come after me will anoint with fire) and make the way of justification through believing in him. It really important to look at how John presented Jesus in his gospel, despite John displayed Jesus as the Word that was with God and even God himself, in the first Chapter of his gospel he said “the Word became flesh” what do we learn from this phrase? The phrase “Word became flesh” is not easy to understand. The word “Became” could indicate complete changing of something to another form without having the option to assume its first shape, power or identity. For example if we burn paper it will become an ash never be a paper again. Word is the divine entity that was with God and even God himself, existing before creation. The word “became” even can violent the continual existence of the divinity...

Find Another Essay On Gospel of John and Mission

Analysis of the Gospel of John

1271 words - 5 pages Analysis of the Gospel of John The Gospel of John, the last of the four gospels in the Bible, is a radical departure from the simple style of the synoptic gospels. It is the only one that does not use parables as a way of showing how Jesus taught, and is the only account of several events, including the raising of Lazarus and Jesus turning water into wine. While essentially the gospel is written anonymously, many scholars believe that it

Belief in the Gospel of John

597 words - 2 pages In the Gospel of John, to “believe” entails trusting Jesus, as he is the Son of the Father and that there are just consequences and rewards of belief in him. Just discovers how “belief in” Jesus involves a level of trust that incorporates him as part of a “tented” family. This belief can be rewarded with eternal life, as well as a personal connection to Jesus Christ. In John’s Gospel, Jesus is the “Son of God” (John 1:34) and he is the key to

The Mission of Jesus as Described in the Gospel of Mark

1104 words - 4 pages the name of God . And the mission of Jesus is to bring this message to humankind through his suffering and death on the cross. In Mark's gospel Jesus provides his identity which becomes the turning point in the human history. Before He was teaching, healing the sick, had scraps with authorities and established a group of disciples . Was it his mission? No. Jesus is the Messiah. After this passage Jesus is no longer dealt as just a good

Nature of Discipleship and Studying Mark's Gospel

3331 words - 13 pages an apostle means "messenger, one sent out" "I will also send you out to preach"Mk3v14. They are sent out to tell sinners and gentiles to believe the good news. They are sending out a message about the Kingdom of God and the Good News. Another example of a messenger is Elijah who was a messenger for the Messiah. Jesus never once used "Messiah" in the Mark's gospel, because that would have changed his mission in the world

Mark's Gospel and Nature of Discipleship

2547 words - 10 pages Mark's Gospel and Nature of Discipleship In Mark's Gospel, there are many accounts of Jesus' disciples and Apostles which are helpful to Christians as examples of the nature of discipleship. In this part of my coursework essay I hope to address questions involving what Mark's Gospel tells us about Jesus' disciples and Apostles, as well as defining the principle of what being a disciple entails, and defining also who

Mark's Gospel and Aspects of Christianity

2345 words - 9 pages Mark's Gospel and Aspects of Christianity Baptism ao1- Describe and explain the central features of infant and believer's baptism. An infant baptism service Before the actual baptism takes place, the priest will as the parents and god parents of the baby a few questions: 'Do you turn to Christ?' 'Do you repent of your sins?' 'Do you renounce evil?' The answers are given not only on behalf

John the Baptist - why he was important in the gospel of Mark

748 words - 3 pages important prophet. But Zacharius didn't believe Gabriel, so Gabriel told him that until the baby was born, he would be unable to speak.So Zacharius couldn't talk again until his son was born. And when Elizabeth finally gave birth to John, Zacharius' tongue was freed, and he said to his son, "And you child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare His ways; to give to His people the knowledge of

The Honor and Shame of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

1370 words - 5 pages To understand both the honor and shame involved in the gospel pertaining to Jesus Christ, honor and shame will be defined according to the ancient Mediterranean and Greco-Roman world. A person born in either world during the first century, was taught to “seek honor and avoid disgrace”. The universal definition of Honor could be best described as the “public acknowledgment of a person’s worth”. There were two possible routes in which one

Summary of the gospel of mark ch 3 and 4

1029 words - 4 pages him.And whenever the unclean spirits saw him they fell down before him and said, "You are the Son of God."But he sternly warned them that they should not make him known.And he then went up on a mountain and called up his disciples. Then he appointed then the might or power to heal sickness and cast out demons.Simon whom he gave the name Peter; James Son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, "Son of

Understanding the Sources Used and Structure of Luke’s Gospel

2240 words - 9 pages Christ. The first section begins with a prologue that explains the purpose of this Gospel. The second section, describes the events surrounding the coming of Jesus Christ and John the Baptist. This section describes the birth of Jesus and some events of His childhood. The third section details the events leading to the public ministry of Jesus. The fourth section of Luke's Gospel describes the ministry in Galilee including

St. Mark's Gospel and the Nature of Discipleship

1707 words - 7 pages St. Mark's Gospel and the Nature of Discipleship The word 'disciple' is used to describe the very first followers of Jesus. This term is also applied to anyone who calls him or herself a Christian. The word disciple is derived from the Latin-discipulus, meaning pupil or learner. Jesus was not the only person to have disciples there are also references to the disciples of the Pharisees and also John the Baptists

Similar Essays

Gospel Of John Essay

813 words - 3 pages The book of John portrays the life of Jesus Christ through the eyes of John the Disciple. As I finished reading the gospel again, I felt that Jesus was clearer to me, unlike my feelings in reading Matthew and Mark. That could possibly be because I have gained Bible knowledge of who the historical Jesus was by taking this Bible class. However, I believe John writes about Jesus and Christians in a way that everyday Christians practice today. I see

The Gospel Of John Essay

916 words - 4 pages fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and possibly the Book of Revelation. Later Emperor Dometian had taken John to Rome where he was beaten, drugged, and put into boiling oil. When he stepped out he was banished to Patmos. When John was on his way to Asia to give the word, the ship was caught in the storm, and everyone but John drifted to the shore. Everyone thought John was dead. Two weeks later John appeared at the shore at the feet of the

Comparing The Merchant Of Venice And The Gospel Of John

1890 words - 8 pages The Merchant of Venice and the Gospel of John        I have never been a Christian, and before this assignment was given to me, never touched a Bible before. However, reading the gospel John has helped in my understanding of The Merchant of Venice very much. Through the Bible, I have been able to compare the themes and characters present in both texts, thus enhancing my appreciation of The Merchant of Venice.   One of the

The Dead Sea Scrolls And The Gospel Of John

2109 words - 8 pages The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been hailed by people of many religious and cultural backgrounds as the greatest discovery of manuscripts to be made available to modern scholars in our time and has dramatically altered our understanding of the origins of Christianity. Perhaps the most fundamental reexamination brought about by the Scrolls is that of the Gospel of John. The Fourth Gospel originally accepted as a product of second