James J Dougherty


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Salvation teaching featuring John 1 and 2

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                        Salvation teaching featuring John chapters 1 and 2


Here is a salvation teaching featuring the first two chapters of the gospel of John which describe Jesus and what and who He is, which does have good things for evangelism as it does refer His coming to take away the sins of the world. In chapter 2 even gives an indication of His purpose when Jesus spoke of His body speaking of His raising the temple which is even a prophecy of the Passion of Christ

Here are these two chapters

(John 1:1)  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


(John 1:2)  He was in the beginning with God.


(John 1:3)  All things came to be through Him, and without Him nothing came to be which has come to be.


(John 1:4)  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.


(John 1:5)  And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not apprehend it.


(John 1:6)  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.


(John 1:7)  This man came for a testimony, so that he might testify concerning the Light, so that all through him might believe.


(John 1:8)  He was not that Light, but was sent so that he might testify concerning the Light.


(John 1:9)  That was the true Light which lightens every man coming into the world.


(John 1:10)  He was in the world, and the world came to be through Him, and the world did not know Him.


(John 1:11)  He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.


(John 1:12)  But as many as received Him, He gave them the authority to become children of God, to those who believe in His name;


(John 1:13)  who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.


(John 1:14)  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.


(John 1:15)  John testified concerning Him and has cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me, has come to be before me, because He was before me.' "


(John 1:16)  And out of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.


(John 1:17)  For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came to be through Jesus Christ.


(John 1:18)  No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, He who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.


(John 1:19)  And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem so that they might ask him, "Who are you?"


(John 1:20)  He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Messiah."


(John 1:21)  And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."


(John 1:22)  Then they said to him, "Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?"


(John 1:23)  He said: "I am 'The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Make straight the way of the LORD," ' just as Isaiah the prophet said."


(John 1:24)  Now those who had been sent were from the Pharisees.


(John 1:25)  And they asked him, saying, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"


(John 1:26)  John answered them, saying, "I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know.


(John 1:27)  He is the One who comes after me, who has come to be before me, of whom I am not worthy that I should loose the strap of His sandal."


(John 1:28)  These things happened in Bethany, beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.


(John 1:29)  The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!


(John 1:30)  This is the One about whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who ranks before me, because He was before me.'


(John 1:31)  "I did not know Him; but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water."


(John 1:32)  And John testified, saying, "I have beheld the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.


(John 1:33)  I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'Upon whom you see the Spirit descending and abiding on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'


(John 1:34)  "And I have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God."


(John 1:35)  Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples.


(John 1:36)  And looking at Jesus as He was walking, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!"


(John 1:37)  The two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus.


(John 1:38)  Then Jesus turned and observed them following, and said to them, "What are you seeking?" They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which is translated, Teacher), "where are You staying?"


(John 1:39)  He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about the tenth hour.


(John 1:40)  One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.


(John 1:41)  He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated, the Christ).


(John 1:42)  And he led him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is translated, A Stone).


(John 1:43)  On the next day He wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me."


(John 1:44)  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.


(John 1:45)  Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found the One about whom Moses wrote in the Law, and the Prophets--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."


(John 1:46)  And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see."


(John 1:47)  Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said about him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!"


(John 1:48)  Nathanael said to Him, "From where do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, while you were under the fig tree, I saw you."


(Joh 1:49)  Nathanael answered and said to Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!"


(John 1:50)  Jesus answered and said to him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these."


(John 1:51)  And He said to him, "Most assuredly I say to you, from now on you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."


(John 2:1)  And on the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.


(John 2:2)  Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.


(John 2:3)  And when the wine had given out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine."


(John 2:4)  Jesus said to her, "Woman, what have I to do with you? My hour has not yet come."


(John 2:5)  His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He may say to you, do."


(John 2:6)  Now there were six stone water jars standing there, according to the purification rites of the Jews, each holding two or three measures.


(John 2:7)  Jesus said to them, "Fill the water jars with water." And they filled them up to the top.


(John 2:8)  And He said to them, "Draw out now, and carry some to the head steward." And they carried it.


(John 2:9)  Now when the head steward tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the head steward called the bridegroom


(John 2:10)  and said to him, "Every man first sets out the good wine, and when they have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!"


(John 2:11)  This beginning of the signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.


(John 2:12)  After this He went down to Capernaum, He, His mother, His brothers, and His disciples; and there they remained not many days.


(John 2:13)  Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.


(John 2:14)  And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers sitting there.


(John 2:15)  And having made a scourge out of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and He poured out the coins of the moneychangers, and He overturned the tables.


(John 2:16)  And He said to those selling the doves, "Take these things away from here! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise!"


(John 2:17)  Then His disciples remembered that it was written, "The zeal for Your house will consume Me."


(John 2:18)  Therefore the Jews answered and said to Him, "What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?"


(John 2:19)  Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."


(John 2:20)  Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"


(John 2:21)  But He was speaking about the temple of His body.


(John 2:22)  Therefore, when He was raised up from among the dead, His disciples remembered that He spoke this thing, and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.


(John 2:23)  Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, at the feast, many believed on His name, beholding the signs which He was doing.


(John 2:24)  But Jesus did not trust Himself to them, because He knew all men,


(John 2:25)  and had no need that anyone should testify concerning man, for He himself knew what was in man.


In John chapter 3 Jesus then states that He must be lifted up and that God sent Him in this world so that people may have eternal life, those who believe in the Name of Jesus.

(John 3:14)  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,


(John 3:15)  that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.


 (John 3:16)  "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.


(John 3:17)  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.


(John 3:18)  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.


(John 3:19)  And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.


(John 3:20)  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.


(John 3:21)  But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God."


Here John the Baptist is speaking of Jesus in these two verses

(John 3:35)  The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.


(John 3:36)  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.


These  verses in John chapter 5 further drive home the point of Jesus having life for His believers

(John 5:19)  Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father doing; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.


(John 5:20)  For the Father loves the Son, and shows to Him all things which He Himself does; and greater works than these He will show Him, so that you may marvel.


(John 5:21)  For as the Father raises up the dead and gives life, thus also the Son gives life to whom He wills.


(John 5:22)  For the Father judges no one, but He has given all judgment to the Son,


(John 5:23)  so that all may honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.


(John 5:24)  Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.


(John 5:25)  "Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.


(John 5:26)  For just as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself,


(John 5:27)  and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.


(John 5:28)  Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming in which all those in the tombs will hear His voice


(John 5:29)  and shall come forth--those who have done good, to a resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to a resurrection of condemnation

And it does indeed say yet in another spot in scripture-Romans 10 verse 13 that those who call on the name of the Lord will be saved


In these verses in John chapter 6 Jesus again speaks of the need to come to Him for eternal life for He is the bread of life

(John 6:35)  Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.


(John 6:36)  But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe.


(John 6:37)  All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.


(John 6:38)  For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.


(John 6:39)  And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.


(John 6:40)  For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."


Yet again in John 6  Jesus  speaks of eternal life, He being the key, promising people to live forever and that He, Jesus, will raise them up on the last day


(John 6:43)  Jesus answered them, "Do not grumble among yourselves.


(John 6:44)  No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up


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