Among the Gospels, John’s is unique. It has a structure with long conversations and extended debates, and much of its content is not found elsewhere. Jesus’ relationship to the Father and his teaching on the Holy Spirit are given special prominence. Ultimately, faith, believing in Jesus, is at the center—with signs highlighted to provoke faith and stories of those who responded to Jesus as examples of faith. Colin Kruse ably shows how the Fourth Gospel weaves its themes of belief and unbelief into its rich Christology.
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These Tyndale volumes are designed to help readers understand what the Bible actually says and what it means. The introduction to each volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date, and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. The commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. It also comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The aim throughout is to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.
“Additional note: being born of water and the Spirit” (Page 115)
“The only place, then, where Gentiles could come and pray in the temple was the outer court, and this was being used as a marketplace.” (Page 105)
“This involves a play on words. The Greek word pneuma can mean ‘wind’, ‘breath’ or ‘spirit’.47 This coincidence makes it possible to draw a comparison between the effects of the wind and the work of the Spirit. Just as people cannot see where the wind comes from or where it is going but can hear its sound, so too people cannot understand how they are born of the Spirit but nevertheless experience its reality in their lives.48 This is a reminder for us not to tie the experience of being born of the Spirit to particular evangelistic formulae, but to recognize that the ways of the Spirit with different people may be different, though always, as this Gospel makes abundantly clear, connected with faith in Jesus Christ.” (Page 117)
“Most likely it means worship through the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus would give to those who believed in him, and in accordance with the truth of God as it has been made known through the person and teaching of Jesus.82 The Father seeks people who will worship him in the Spirit and in accordance with the teaching of Jesus. This is a reminder that worship is not restricted to what we do when we come together in church, but is about the way we relate to God through the Spirit and in accordance with the teaching of Jesus, and that touches the whole of life.” (Page 150)
“By depicting the Father as the gardener/vinedresser, Jesus indicated that the Father was in control of both his ministry (as the vine) and that of his disciples (as the branches).” (Page 366)
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