Gospel that introduces Jesus as Word made flesh and closes with resurrection appearances to Mary Magdalene, Thomas, and others. 


Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead
(John 11:44)

John 1-12 recounts Jesus' public ministry.  The gospel begins with a prologue introducing Jesus as the Word of God in the flesh. John the Baptist announces that Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. At Cana, Jesus turns water into wine to reveal his glory. A man named Nicodemus is confused when Jesus tells him about being born anew. A Samaritan woman hears Jesus' promise of "living water." Feeding the 5000 shows that Jesus is the Bread of Life. Healing a blind man reveals that Jesus is the Light of the World. Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd, who lays down his life for the sheep. Raising Lazarus from the dead shows that Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. Although the crowds welcome Jesus to Jerusalem with palms, they misunderstand him, and he hides himself from them.

John 13-21 tells of Jesus' passion and resurrection. At his last supper with the disciples on the night before his death, Jesus washes his disciples' feet as an act of loving service. He gives them a new commandment to love one another as he has loved them. Following his arrest Jesus is taken to the high priest and then to Pilate. When Pilate asks if Jesus is a king, Jesus relies that his kingdom is not of this world. The crucifixion culminates in Jesus' words "It is accomplished" (19:30).  The final chapters include resurrection appearances to Mary Magdalene, the disciples, and Thomas, who confesses that Jesus is both Lord and God. At the Sea of Galilee, Jesus directs his disciples to a great catch of fish, foreshadowing Christian mission, and he prepares breakfast for them.

John 1:1-18 - Word made flesh
John 11:1-44 - Raising of Lazarus
John 19:16-37 - Jesus' death
John 20:1-31 - Jesus' resurrection


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