Lesson 10 – John 1:29–2:25 Come and See The Book of John • Quick review of the Gospels: what are the synoptic gospel writers (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) trying to do? – Answer the question, “Who is Christ?” • And what is John trying to do? – The members of the church already know who Christ is. – John answers the question, “Why is Christ?” Titles of Jesus • Let’s go through the first chapter of John and find (mark) all of the titles of Christ that are given. • “The Son of Man” – Not something you would find in the other gospels – Only Christ refers to Himself as this, always with “The” – The only begotten of the “Man of Holiness” Christ Gathers First Disciples • Word starts spreading… • John 1:38-39 – What is Christ’s invitation? – “Come and See” • More disciples join • Christ’s first public miracle • https://www.lds.org/biblevideos/videos/jesus-turns-water-intowine • Notice they use the JST version of v4. • “Woman” – Was not a disrespectful address, rather a sign of honor – John 19:26 Extra First Pages in Notebook • Miracle Log – Three columns: Reference, Miracle, Meaning • Parable Log – Three columns: Reference, Parable, Meaning Why this miracle? • Jesus just refused to turn stones into bread, why water into wine? • John 21:25 – John put this in very specifically • Easy answer: It’s His first public miracle. • Let’s dig a bit deeper into the symbolism Twist Endings • John is going back and finding all the clues, now that He knows the mission of Christ, as Christ did? • What does the wine represent? The water? – Christ the living water -> Blood of sacrifice • Jesus the Bridegroom • The man’s comment (2:10) • Is this a stretch? Does Christ already know He will be sacrificed? • John 2:18-22 The Invitation • John is inviting us and all members of the Church, as Christ did, to “Come and See” • President Uchtdorf: http://broadcast.lds.org/visualresources/new-testament/2003-08-00-john-139-uchtdorf-come-and-see-1000k-eng.mp4 • Let us not only learn, but also be a part of it. Notebook Ideas • Who is Christ? What titles most inspire and teach you about Him? • How can you invite others to “Come and See”?