Our study for 2019-20:
“Now Jesus did many other things in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.”
The Gospel According to John: An Encounter with Grace & Truth written by Jennifer McGaw Phelps, Tami Palladino, and Matthew Phelps, focuses on the many ways that the Fourth Gospel differs from the other three Gospels, which are called the synoptic Gospels (from a Greek word meaning “with the same eye”). The Evangelist John takes a different viewpoint than that taken by Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and many events recorded in the Gospel According to John don’t appear in the synoptic Gospels. In general, the Evangelist John provides us with a close look at some of Jesus’ more intimate everyday encounters with ordinary people. Jesus’ dialogues with his Mother, Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman, the man born blind, Lazarus’ sisters, Pontius Pilate, and the disciples give us glimpses into Jesus’ relationships with these people. From these accounts in the Fourth Gospel, we can pick up practical information that each of us can apply to our own relationship with Jesus.
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