Portrayal of Christ:
Difference/Similarities to the other Gospels:
Gospel of John
Holy Spirit connected with Baptism
God revealed to John Baptist that the Holy Spirit would send Holy Spirit
The Baptism of the Spirit can be offered only by Christ where the baptism itself (washing away of sins) and offered by men
HS is the identifier of both Jesus as Christ + further Spirit baptised believes.
The HS is that ‘other’ which identifies Jesus as the Messiah
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“The Holy Spirit guides and empowers the Church in its mission to proclaim Jesus Christ to the world”
Date: The gospel was apparently written near the end of the 1st century. Circa 85-90 A.D.
Context: The Gospel of John focuses on the risen life of Christ, so it is read mainly during the Lent and Easter season and during the Advent and Christmas season.
The Gospel of John was written to prove that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. As an eyewitness to the love and power displayed in the miracles of Jesus, John gives us an up-close and personal look at Christ's identity. He shows us that Jesus, though fully God, came in the flesh to distinctly and accurately reveal God, and that Christ is the source of eternal life to all who believe in him.
Audience: he Gospel of John is written to Jewish believers
Author: John, the son of Zebedee, is the author of this Gospel. He and his brother James are called the "Sons of Thunder," most likely for their lively, zealous personalities.
Portrayal of Christ:
The predominant theme in the book of John is the revelation of God to man through his living illustration—Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. The opening verses beautifully describe Jesus as the Word. He is God revealed to man—the expression of God—so that we might see him and believe.
Through this Gospel we witness the everlasting power and nature of…