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A simple guide to John

Author: Paul J McCarren
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The books in the Simple Guide to the Gospels series provide accessible new translations of each gospel to help readers understand the important-but often missed-lessons within. Each section includes scripture and brief, engaging commentary about life in early Christianity and today. The books are available individually or as a set.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Commentaries
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012031134
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J McCarren
ISBN: 1442218789 9781442218789 9781299252400 1299252400 9781442218802 1442218800
OCLC Number: 829911016
Notes: "A Sheed & Ward book."
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction; Why a Simple Guide to the Gospels Might Help You; Some Differences You Can Expect to Find in John's Gospel; A Translation Challenge; Acknowledgments; Chapter One: Early Days Near the Jordan-the First Followers; The Evangelist's Introduction [Jn.1:1-18]; John the Baptist Is Challenged by the Jerusalem Authorities [Jn.1:19-28]; John the Baptist Recognizes Jesus as "the Lamb of God" [Jn.1:29-34]; Jesus Attracts Disciples [Jn.1:35-42]; Jesus Tries to Raise His Disciples' Expectations [Jn.1:43-51]; Chapter Two: Jesus at a Wedding in Galilee; Jesus Visiting Jerusalem. God's Glory Is Revealed in Jesus' Response to a Need at Cana [Jn. 2:1-12]During Passover in Jerusalem, Jesus Challenges Merchants in the Temple [Jn. 2:13-25]; Chapter Three: Nicodemus Is Baffled; the Baptist's Disciples Are Baffled; In Jerusalem, Jesus Points Out Nicodemus's Lack of Faith [Jn. 3:1-15]; The Evangelist Comments on Jesus' Desire to Give Us Divine Light [Jn. 3:16-21]; John the Baptist Tells His Disciples to Delight in Jesus' Teaching [Jn. 3:22-30]; The Evangelist Comments about Jesus' Words [Jn. 3:31-36]; Chapter Four: Acceptance by Samaritans; Acceptance by a Royal Official. A Samaritan Woman Is Invited to Believe in Jesus [Jn. 4:1-26]The Woman Gives Witness to Her Belief [Jn. 4:27-30]; Jesus Visits the Woman's Town [Jn. 4:31-42]; Back to Galilee; an Official Believes Jesus Because of a Healing [Jn. 4:43-54]; Chapter Five: Jerusalem Authorities Shocked by Jesus' Belief in His Relationship with the Father; Jesus Heals a Sick Man on a Sabbath; Protests against the Healing [Jn. 5:1-16]; Jesus Defends His Work as God's Work [Jn. 5:17-30]; Jesus Continues to Defend His Relationship with the Father [Jn. 5:31-47]. Chapter Six: Jesus Scandalizes His Fellow Galileans with the Gift of HimselfBy Giving Thanks to God, Jesus Feeds a Hungry Crowd [Jn. 6:1-15]; Jesus Tells His Disciples There's No Need to Fear [Jn. 6:16-21]; The Well-Fed Crowd Wants Free Food, Not Divine Food [Jn. 6:22-35]; The Crowd Won't Believe Jesus' Offer to Feed Them True Bread [Jn. 6:35-51]; Jesus Pleads with the Crowd to Let Him Feed Them Properly [Jn. 6:51-59]; Even Some Disciples Refuse Jesus' Offer [Jn. 6:60-71]; Chapter Seven: In Jerusalem, Jesus Again Proclaims God Is the Only Source of Life; Jesus Rejects Worldly Success. In Jerusalem, He Teaches Scripture [Jn. 7:1-31]The Authorities Want Jesus Arrested; People Still Listen [Jn. 7:32-36]; Jesus Says He's the Source of Living Water; Some Believe, Some Don't [Jn. 7:37-53]; Chapter Eight: Jesus, Still in Jerusalem, Is Heckled and Threatened; Jesus Is Asked to Make a Judgment Based on the Law [Jn. 8:1-11]; Jesus Once More Defends His Right to Teach [Jn. 8:12-20]; Jesus Teaches That Sin-Turning Away from God-Is Death [Jn. 8:21-30]; Discipleship Described as a Struggle with Sin [Jn. 8:30-43]; Jesus Teaches about Wickedness; the Crowd Rejects His Teaching [Jn. 8:44-59].
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