The final words of the Gospel of John might also be written about John's gospel itself: "There are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written" (21:25). Books about the fourth gospel fill library shelves; courses on John are prominent in colleges and seminaries; and film and dramatic presentations based on John are produced every year. John's gospel has inspired Christian believers and challenged biblical scholars since the time of its composition. Why does it inspire? Why does it challenge?
In this commentary, Dr. Jonathan D. Huntzinger shows that John's book is unique among the gospels because it emphasizes that Jesus offers the eternal life of God to the people of God. Huntzinger shows that John describes Jesus as God's Word upon whom the Spirit descended and remained, so that John's readers will see the ministry of Jesus as the beginning of a new creative work of God.
|Contributor(s)||Jon Huntzinger, Jack Hayford (Executive Editor), David P. Seemuth (Executive Editor)|
|About the Contributor(s)||Jon Huntzinger
Jon Huntzinger, author, is Professor of Biblical Studies at The King's College and Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and an M.Div. and B.S. from Oral Roberts University. He resides in Monrovia, California, with his wife and two children.
Jack Hayford (Executive Editor)
Dr. Jack Hayford is the founder and Chancellor of The King’s University, and founding pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California, where he served as senior pastor for more than three decades. Since becoming pastor emeritus, this “pastor to pastors” has focused his efforts on issues of church leadership and pastoral ministry through the Jack W. Hayford School of Pastoral Nurture. Pastor Hayford has penned more than 50 books and composed 500 hymns and choruses.
David P. Seemuth (Executive Editor)
David Seemuth, author and general editor, has been an associate pastor at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, WI, for 19 years. He has a Ph.D. in New Testament Theology from Marquette University and an M.Div. from Columbia International University. He also serves as adjunct professor at The King's Seminary, Van Nuys, CA, and Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL.
|Release Date||Aug 8, 2006|
|Who It's For||Men, Pastor, Women|
|Series||Spirit-Filled Life New Testament Commentary|