Why I Like Teaching the Gospel of John

John is clearly a unique voice in the New Testament, a distinctive witness to Jesus, rooted in a particular mode of testimony, and the book breathes its own special theological atmosphere. Jesus is the Word made flesh, the Good Shepherd, the Son sent by the Father, and Jesus is the Christ. There’s no transfiguration because the whole book sees Jesus as the fleshly transfiguration of divine glory. There are no sacraments, Jesus is never baptized and Jesus does not institution the Lord’s supper, because the book is about Jesus as the prime sacrament.

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