Essay on The Gospel According to John

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The Gospel of John begins by stating that God sent John the Baptist to identify Jesus Christ as the true Light and Savior. First Christ became a human being and lived here on earth among us and was full of loving forgiveness and truth(John 975). One day while John was baptizing in the Jordan River, Jesus approached to be baptized. Once He was baptized, the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven in the form of a dove and rested on Jesus. This sign told John that Jesus is the Son of God(John 977).


Jesus performs many miracles and still there are people who don't believe in him. First He turned water into wine(John 977-988). Second, Jesus healed the sick son of a Capernaum government official on account of his faith(John
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At the last supper, Jesus tells Judas that he will betray Him and Peter that he will deny even knowing Him three times before the cock crowed the next morning(John 993). Jesus then tells His disciples that He's going away soon to a place they cannot follow, but that He'll return and send the Holy Spirit to help them. Jesus prays for Himself and later while He and his disciples are in a grove of olive trees, He is arrested(John 997).


Pilate judges Jesus to be not guilty, but the Jews don't accept this, yelling, "Crucify Him!" Wishing not to cause trouble with the Jewish people or Caesar, he sent Jesus to be crucified(John 998). Joseph of Arimathea had been a secret disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jewish leaders, but boldly asked Pilate for permission to take Jesus' body down, which was granted(John 999). Nicodemus went with Joseph to use embalming ointment made from myrrh and aloes on Jesus before wrapping Him and placing Him in a new tomb. Two days later, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early Sunday morning and found the stone rolled away from the entrance. She returned with Peter and John who saw and believed that Jesus had risen(John 1000).


Jesus appears to His disciples and they receive the Holy Spirit. Thomas was the only one not present and so he couldn't believe it unless he could see Jesus himself. Eight days later, the disciples

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