Jesus continues to promise His disciples significant blessings for their troubled and fearful hearts.
1. Personal Application of the Love of the Father (and the Son) (vv. 21-24)
2. Personal Application of the Truth of Jesus Christ (vv. 25-26)
Jesus comforts His disciples with three great truths concerning His deity.
1. Jesus Is God because of His Person (vv. 8-10).
2. Jesus Is God because of His Power (v. 11).
3. Jesus Is God because of His Promise (vv. 12-14).
The Christian life is not a sprint but a marathon. Run with endurance, remove every hindrance, and keep your focus on Jesus, your glorious Savior.
1. Put an End to the Distractions that Stifle Your Faithfulness (vv. 1-2)
2. Ponder Christ's Afflictions that Secured Your Salvation (v. 3)
Paul reflects on his life from three distinct vantage points—these perspectives can instruct and motivate us towards more faithful service to Christ in our own life.
1. Looking Downward to the Grave (v. 6)
2. Looking Backward at Life (v. 7)
3. Looking Forward to the Reward (v. 8)
As believers, our mandate is to maintain Christian unity in Christlike love. Paul gives us three affects that the love of Christ has on us as His Church.
1. The Love of Christ Awakens Our Ambitions (v. 1)
2. The Love of Christ Alters Our Actions (v. 2)
3. The Love of Christ Adjusts Our Attitudes (vv. 3-4)
This passage emphasizes the supreme standard of love that must characterize every true disciple of Jesus Christ.
1. The Priority of Christ's Love (vv. 31–32)
2. The Pattern of Christ's Love (vv. 33–35)
3. The Promise of Christ's Love (vv. 36–38)
John reveals to us how Jesus unmasked Judas for the traitor that he was.
1. The Anticipation of the Betrayal (v. 18)
2. The Announcement of the Betrayer (vv. 19–21)
3. The Amazement of the Betrayal (vv. 22–26)
4. The Apostasy of the Betrayer (vv. 27–30)
As Christ draws nearer to the cross, we begin to see the extent of His love for His own true disciples.
1. The Motive of Christ's Love (v. 1)
2. The Manner of Christ's Love (vv. 2-11)
3. The Message of Christ's Love (vv. 12-17)
At the end of His public ministry, John reveals God's rationale behind Christ's ministry of divine reconciliation.
1. The Reason for Unbelief (vv. 37-43)
2. The Ramifications of Belief and Unbelief (vv. 44-50)
Christ's final invitation as the promised Messiah of Israel begins to reveal the true significance of the cross.
1. The Anguish of Jesus (vv. 27-29)
2. The Answer from the Father (vv. 30-33)
3. The Attitude of the People (v. 34)
4. The Appeal of Jesus (vv. 35-36)
Christ's final invitation as the promised Messiah of Israel begins to reveal the true significance of the cross:
1. The Anguish of the Cross (vv. 27–29)
2. The Answer of the Cross (vv. 30–33)
3. The Attitude toward the Cross (v. 34)
4. The Appeal to the Cross (vv. 35–36)
Three witnesses are called upon to testify that Jesus is Israel's true Messiah and King:
1. The Testimony of the Multitudes (vv. 12–13)
2. The Testimony of Messianic Prophecy (vv. 14–16)
3. The Testimony of the Miraculous Sign (vv. 17–19)
At a supper given in honor of Jesus Christ, three different attitudes emerge as He begins to make His way to Calvary:
1. The Heartfelt Devotion of the Faithful (vv. 1–3)
2. The Hypocritical Deceit of the False (vv. 4–8)
3. The Hasty Depravity of the Faithless (vv. 9–11)
The raising of Lazarus provoked four different reactions that are illustrative of how people respond to Christ's display of deity:
1. Conviction: Many Believed (v. 45)
2. Consternation: Others Feared (vv. 46–47)
3. Conspiracy: The Jewish Leaders Conspired (vv. 48–54)
4. Concern: The Multitude Questioned (vv. 55–57)
Stand firm in your faith in Jesus Christ for He alone is your faithful advocate before the Father, whose throne is the definition of Grace.
1. Jesus, Our Compassionate High Priest (vv. 14-15)
2. Grace, God's Enabling Help in Time of Need (v. 16)
Four scenes that unfold the most dramatic demonstration of Christ's deity:
1. The Concern over Lazarus' Body (vv. 38–39)
2. The Challenge to Martha's Faith (v. 40)
3. The Confidence of Jesus in His Father (vv. 41-42)
4. The Command of Jesus to Lazarus (vv. 43-44)
Five stages in the dialogue between the religious leaders and Jesus as they press Him into defending His claim to deity:
1. The request of the Jews (vv. 22-24)
2. The reply of Jesus (vv. 25-30)
3. The reaction of the Jews (vv. 31-33)
4. The rebuttal of Jesus (vv. 34-38)
5. The response of the people (vv. 39-42)
Four characteristics of Jesus ministry as the Good Shepherd:
1. The Good Shepherd Dies for His Sheep (vv. 11–13)
2. The Good Shepherd Draws Together His Sheep (vv. 14–16)
3. The Good Shepherd Does the Will of His Father (vv. 17–18)
4. The Good Shepherd Divides a Fallen World (vv. 19–21)