APPENDIX 3: ACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES OF JESUS IN JOHN’S GOSPEL

© Rosemary Bardsley 2009

Ref.

Action/activity

References to his pre-incarnation work, his divine work and his divine knowledge

1:3

1:10

Creation of all that exists

Creation of the world

2:24-25;

4:29

Knows what is in a man

Knows everything we do

2:11,23

4:54

Did miraculous signs

4:34

6:38

8:29

Does the will of God

Came to do the will of him who sent me

Always does what pleases him

4:34

Finishes God’s work

5:19

Does what the Father does

5:22,27

8:15-16

8:25

9:39

12:30

12:47-50

15:22,24

All judgment

Authority to judge

Doesn’t judge, but if he does his judgement is right because he stands with the Father

Has much to say in judgment on you

For judgment I came into this world …

Now is the time for judgment on this world [Death of Christ = judgment on this world]

Christ does not judge but the words he speaks both judge and condemn those who reject him, for they are the words the Father commanded him to say

The presence, preaching and miracles of Christ render those who do not believe guilty

10:25

10:32

Does miracles in his Father’s name

Showed many great miracles from the Father

Role of the miraculous; see also 5:36; 10:32-38; 11:4,14,40-42,45-48; 12:18,19,37;14:11;15:24

10:37-38

Does what his Father does

References to his work of revelation

1:4,9

1:5

Gives life and light to men Shines in the darkness

3:11,33

8:38,40

15:15

Speaks of what he knows and has seen

Teaches what he has seen in the Father’s presence

Made known to us everything he learned from his Father

3:34

14:24

Speaks the words of God

6:63

Speaks words that are Spirit and life

6:68

Has the words of eternal life

7:16-17

8:26,28

12:50

Teaches what comes from God

Says just what the Father has told him to say

18:37

… for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth

17:6

Revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world

17:14

Given them your word

References to his work of salvation

1:29

Takes away the sin of the world

1:33

Baptizes with the Holy Spirit

3:17

Not to condemn the world

Save the world

4:10-14

Gives living water

5:21

Gives life to whom he is pleased to give it

6:27

Gives the food that endures to eternal life

6:51

… my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world

10:3-30

Calls his own sheep by name

Leads them

Goes ahead of them

Lays down his life for them

Knows his sheep

Gives them eternal life

10:18

Lays down his life and takes it up again

Has the authority to do both

12:32

Draws men to himself

12:46

Came into the world as a light so that no one who believes in him should stay in darkness

12:47

Came to save the world

13:1

Loved his own … showed the full extent of his love

14:2,3

Goes to prepare a place for us, than will come again and take us to be with him

14:16ff; 15:26; 16:7

Sends the Holy Spirit to the believers

15:16; 15:19

Chose us and appointed us

Chosen us out of the world

17:2

… authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him

17:19

For them I sanctify myself

17:22

I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one

References to his divine origin

3:13

Went into heaven

Came from heaven

6:46

Has seen the Father

6:32-58; 8:42

Came from heaven

Came from God and sent by God

8:14

Knows where he came from and where he is going

8:55; 10:15

Knows the Father

13:3

Knew the Father had put all things under his power , that he had come from God, that he was returning to God

16:28

Came from the Father and entered the world, leaving the world and going back to the Father

References expressing the obedience of Christ

5:17

Works as the Father works

8:49

Honours his Father

8:50

Does not seek glory for himself

8:55

Keeps the Father’s word

14:13

The Son brings glory to the Father

16:30

I have overcome the world

17:1,4

Glorifies the Father

17:4

Completed the work his Father gave him to do

18:11

… drink the cup the Father has given me