That You May Have Life

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That You May Have Life

An Introduction to the Gospel of John

John 20:30-31; John 1:1-5

I. Background to the Book.

     A. The Author.
1. External Evidence:

2. Internal Evidence:

B. The Date of Writing.

II. The Purpose for the Book. (John 20:30-31)

A.That You May Believe That Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.

B. That by Believing You May Have Life in His Name.
III. The Prologue- An Introduction to the Word. (John 1:1-5)

A. Jesus Christ- His Eternal Existence. (1-2a)

B. Jesus Christ- His Deity. (2b)

C. Jesus Christ- His Work in Creation. (3)

D. Jesus Christ- His Eternal Life. (4-5)

1. His life was the light of men.
2. His light will overtake darkness.