Over the course of the last two years, I have been preaching through the Gospel of John on Sunday mornings at Highland Park. We’ve interrupted the series on John several times to engage certain other topics of great importance for the people of God. But John has been our mainstay. Thus far, we have covered the first ten chapters of John’s gospel (in 48 sermons).
In John 20:31, John tells us the reason he wrote this Gospel is so that
you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.
So, the Gospel of John is written as a revelation of of Jesus Christ, so that we may rightly understand his identity by reading of his words and actions. Last Sunday (2/7/2016), I preached a summary message, recapping what John tells us about the identity of Jesus in the first ten chapters of the Gospel. You can hear that message here.
As I prepared that message, I was reminded of the introduction to the Gospel of John that I preached two years ago. In that introduction, I tried to walk through the entire Gospel of John, identifying the names and titles of Jesus Christ that can be derived from the message of John’s gospel. The result is about a three and a half minute summary of the names/titles of Jesus in the order that they appear in John’s Gospel. If you listen to the clip at the top of this post, I hope you find it worshipful and faith-building. If you want to dig a little deeper, I encourage you to open up your Bible and try to follow along slowly (using the pause button) and find the place in John from which each of the names/titles of Christ is derived.