The Signs of the Christ: A New Perspective on the Gospel of John (Textbook)

The Signs of the Christ: A New Perspective on the Gospel of John (Textbook)

by J. Rodney Taylor

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Overview

The Gospel of John is the quintessential “odd man out.” It is the unique Gospel among all four and presents Jesus in a very special light. The key to understanding the Gospel of John is an awareness of its purpose. John was not interested in offering a biography of Jesus. His purpose was to “prove” that Jesus was the Messiah.

John accomplished his purpose by drawing attention to the seven signs Jesus tendered during his ministry on earth. By focusing on the signs, John revealed the work of God the Father through his Son. And that work advances proof of his Messiahship.

The Signs of the Christ is a unique book. It explains Christ's signs and manifestations in a way that no one has to date. The reader is drawn into a world of theological wonder, the result of which is a deeper insight into this marvelous, Christ-honoring work.

A separate Teacher’s Guide (ISBN: 978-1-61314-382-7) and Study Guide (ISBN: 978-1-61314-380-3) are also available. The Signs of the Christ book is integrated with the Teacher's Guide, and Study Guide--helping small group leaders, pastors, professors, and scholars seamlessly introduce their constituents to the depths and riches of the Gospel of John.

Dr. J. Rodney Taylor, the author, is a native of Pensacola, Florida. His professional career began as an editor and included many roles: adjunct professor, minister of music, pastor, sr. pastor, sports writer, sr. newspaper writer—and for thirty-six years—president of a company he founded.

Rodney holds a bachelor’s degree from Samford University, two master’s from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Florida State University. He is an avid researcher and author. Along with his books, he has published over thirty articles in scholarly, professional, and technical publications.

His leisure time is dedicated to golf, Tennessee Titan and Florida State football, flying, and the company of his grandchildren.

Innovo Publishing, the publisher of The Signs of the Christ, is a Christian publisher located in Collierville, TN. Since 2008, Innovo has been publishing quality books, eBooks, audiobooks, music and film that support the Great Commission, equip believers and help create a positive Christian world view. Innovo’s full-service capabilities and global reach provide Christian authors, artists and ministries access to the world for Christ. To learn more, visit Innovo Publishing at innovopublishing.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613143780
Publisher: Innovo Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Dr. J. Rodney Taylor is a native of Pensacola, Florida. His professional career began as an editor and included many roles: adjunct professor, minister of music, pastor, sr. pastor, sports writer, sr. newspaper writer-and for thirty-six years-president of a company he founded.
Rodney holds a bachelor's degree from Samford University, two master's from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from Florida State University. He is an avid researcher and author. Along with his books, he has published over thirty articles in scholarly, professional, and technical publications.
His leisure time is dedicated to golf, Tennessee Titan and Florida State football, flying, and the company of his grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword.......................................................................................................................11

Introduction.................................................................................................................13

Chapter One: Introduction – John 1:18.......................................................15


  • Introduction .......................................................................................................15
  • Purpose.................................................................................................................18
  • Authorship...........................................................................................................19
  • Date.........................................................................................................................21
  • Occasion................................................................................................................22
  • Relation to Epistles...........................................................................................24
  • Prologue 1:1-18.................................................................................................24


Chapter Two: John 1:19 – 2:22.........................................................................29



  • The Witness, 1:19-28......................................................................................29
  • Worthy is Lamb, 1:29-34...............................................................................32
  • The First Disciples, 1:35-51..........................................................................33
  • The Signs...............................................................................................................35
  • Introductory Sign, 2:1-12..............................................................................37
  • The Manifestations Begin, 2:12-22............................................................42


Chapter Three: John 2:23 – 4:54.....................................................................47



  • The Offering of New Birth to Israel, 2:23-3:36.....................................47
  • Third Manifestation: Superiority of Christ - Jewish Fathers, 4:1-42........54
  • Pericope, Second Sign, Faith of a Gentile, 4:43-54..............................59


Chapter Four: John 5:1 – 8:50...........................................................................63

Chapter Five: John 9:1 – 11:46.........................................................................83

Chapter Six: John 11:47 – 14:26......................................................................99

Chapter Seven: John 15:1 – 17:26............................................................... 119

Chapter Eight: John 18:1 – 19:41................................................................. 139

Chapter Nine: John 20:1 – Conclusion...................................................... 163

Bibliography.............................................................................................................. 181

Appendix A: The Signs of John's Gospel.................................................................. 183

Appendix B: Numbers as Symbols in John’s Gospel................................................ 187

Appendix C: The Seven “I AM” Sayings of Jesus In John's Gospel......................... 191

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