Bible Study - Types And Signs In John 1-11
John, under inspiration of God, writes this Gospel to bring people into a Relationship with Jesus Christ. John proves that Jesus was the Creator, is the Incarnated Son of God, Lamb of God, and The Resurrected Savior, as well as showing Him to be the soon coming Judge and King.
Among the ways used to prove Christ’s diety, John uses types from the Old Testament and 7 signs symbolizing the life changing results of belief in Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the sons of God. Finally, We will take a look at the references to the Tabernacle in the Book of John
I. Why Did John Write This Gospel?
John 20:30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
II. To Whom Did John Write This Gospel?
John 1:1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:5 ¶ And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
A. John Wrote To The
Greek & Hebrew In
1. The use of the word logos – Word
a. The Greek – In their philosophy, The Greeks had discovered 4 elements
1. Air - 2. Earth - 3. Fire - 4. Water
b. The Greek was constantly looking for the quintessimal – Ultimate Reality
c. The Jew knew that God spoke and by this created the world
d. John told the Greek that Christ was the ultimate reality – The Jew That Jesus was the son of God
2. Through John The Baptist Bearing Witness To The Light
John 1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
John 1:7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
John 1:8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
3. Through John The Baptist Using A Type From The Old Testament
John 1:29 ¶ The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
What Is Meant By Lamb of God?
Exodus 12:1 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
Exodus 12:2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
Exodus 12:3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
Exodus 12:4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
Exodus 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
Exodus 12:6 And ye
shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole
assembly of the congregation of
Exodus 12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
Exodus 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Exodus 12:9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
Exodus And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
Exodus 12:11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S passover.
Exodus 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
4. Through Christ Himself Using A Type From The Old Testament
John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Where Did The Serpent Come From?
Numbers 21:6 And the
LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much
Numbers 21:7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
Numbers 21:8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
Numbers 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
B. John Wrote To The World – ‘kosmos’ – Mankind - Including All Of Us Today
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
John 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
III. John Wrote About Christ’s Rejection
John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
John He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
A. Christ’s Own, The Jews, Rejected Christ As Messiah
B. He Is The Creator Of All, But Most Of His Creation Didn’t Recognize Him
IV. John Wrote About The God-Man
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
A. All That Are Born Again Have Power To Become Sons of God
B. The Spirit of God Was Incarnated Into A Human Body
V. Christ’s Witness Of The Power Of The Holy Spirit
A. Christ’s Witness To Nicodemus
John 3:1 ¶ There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I
say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot
John 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot
enter into the
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
John 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
1. Being Born Again Is Not The Renewing Of The Old Nature
2. Being Born Again Is A Continual Creative Work Of The Holy Spirit
3. A Man Can Not Enter The
B. Christ’s Witness To The Samaritan Woman At The Well
John 4:5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
John 4:6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
John 4:7 There cometh
a woman of
John 4:8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
John 4:9 Then saith
the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of
John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
John 4:11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
John 4:12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
John Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
John 4:15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
John 4:16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
John The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
John For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
John 4:19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
John 4:20 Our fathers worshipped in this
mountain; and ye say, that in
John 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
John Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
John God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
John Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
1. If You Rely On Earthly Water You Will Thirst Again
2. The Water From Christ Will Spring Inside Into Everlasting Life
3. Worship In Tradition Doesn’t Get It – Worship In Spirit & Truth
4. Christ Is The Messiah - Imanuel
VI. John Told Of Seven Of Christ’s Miracles That Were Signs – Demonstate The Life Changing Results Of Being Born Again
A. Christ Changes Water Into Wine – Law Replaced By Grace
John 2:1 ¶ And the
third day there was a marriage in
John 2:2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
John 2:3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
John 2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
John 2:5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
John 2:6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
John 2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
John 2:8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
John 2:9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
John 2:10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
John 2:11 This
beginning of miracles did Jesus in
B. Christ Heals The Nobleman’s Son – Spiritual Restoration
John 4:46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there
was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at
John 4:47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
John 4:48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
John 4:49 The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
John 4:50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.
John 4:51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.
John Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
John 4:53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.
John 4:54 This is again the second miracle that
Jesus did, when he was come out of
C. Christ Heals The Impotent (Paralytic) Man – Weakness Becomes Strength
John 5:1 ¶ After this
there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to
John 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
John 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
John 5:4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
John 5:5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
John 5:7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
John 5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
John 5:9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
John The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
John 5:11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
John 5:12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
John And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
John 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
John 5:15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
John 5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
D. Christ Feeds The Multitude – Christ Satisfies Spiritual Hunger
John 6:1 ¶ After these
things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the
John 6:2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
John 6:3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
John 6:4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
John 6:5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
John 6:6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
John 6:7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
John 6:8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him,
John 6:9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
John And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
John 6:11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
John 6:12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
John 6:13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
E. Christ Walks On The Water – Fear Becomes Faith
John 6:16 And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,
John 6:17 And entered
into a ship, and went over the sea toward
John And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
John 6:19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
John But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
John Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.
F. Christ Heals The Man Born Blind – Darkness Overcome Light Brought In
John 9:1 ¶ And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
John 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
John 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
John 9:6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
John 9:7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
F. Christ Raises Lazarus From The Dead – Death Conquered Life Established
John 11:1 ¶ Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
John 11:2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
John 11:3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
John 11:4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him,
John 11:5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
John 11:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
John 11:7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
John 11:8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
John 11:9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
John But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
John Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
John 11:12 ¶ On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
John 11:13 Took branches of palm trees, and
went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of
John 11:14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
John 11:15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.
John 11:16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.
John 11:17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
John 11:18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.
John 11:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
John ¶ And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
John 11:21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
John Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.
John 11:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
John 11:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
John He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
John 11:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
John ¶ Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
John 11:28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
John 11:29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
John 11:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
John Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
John 11:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
John This he said, signifying what death he should die.
John 11:34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
John Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
John 11:36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
John ¶ But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
John 11:38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
John 11:39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
John 11:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
John 11:41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
John 11:42 ¶ Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
John For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
John 11:44 ¶ Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.
VII. The Tabernacle In The Book Of John
A. All Alluded To In
1. The Offerings - 2. The Priesthood - 3. Feasts - 4. Last 4 Books Of The Pentateuch
B. Jesus is first presented as the Word – John 1:1, 4, 14
1. Who is God and in Him is life
2. Who then became flesh and dwelt (literally ‘Tabernacled) among us
John 6: 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
John 6: 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.