John Commentaries & Sermons


Apostle John

JOHN: LIFE IN JESUS, SON OF GOD


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Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission
Another Chart from Charles Swindoll
Another Chart on John

JESUS' RISE FROM OBSCURITY FOLLOWED BY OPPOSITION 
IN JOHN'S GOSPEL


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THE LIFE OF JESUS AS COVERED
BY GOSPEL OF JOHN (shaded area)


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COMPARISON OF GENERAL EMPHASIS
OF TEACHING ON JESUS
SYNOPTIC GOSPELS
MATTHEW-MARK-LUKE
GOSPEL
OF JOHN
Focus more on
WHAT Jesus taught and did
Focuses more on
WHO Jesus is
SHOW US
JESUS
OUTWARDLY
SHOWS US
JESUS
INWARDLY
EMPHASIZE
JESUS'
HUMANITY
EMPHASIZES
JESUS'
DIVINITY
Focus mainly on
our Lord's
public discourses
Focus more on His private conversations,
His verbal conflicts with Jews,
His closer teachings with inner disciples
More Factual More Doctrinal.
Begin with a human genealogy and
fulfillment of Jewish prophecy
Begins with a Divine revelation and
eternal existence

COMPARISON OF SYNOPTIC GOSPELS
WITH THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

  SYNOPTIC
GOSPELS
GOSPEL
OF JOHN
Portrait
of Christ
God-MAN
His HUMANITY
GOD-man
His DEITY
Perspective Historical Spiritual
Beginning Begin with a human genealogy and
fulfillment of Jewish prophecy
Begins with a Divine revelation and
eternal existence
Unique
Material
Matthew = 42%,
Mark = 7%, Luke = 59%
92% Unique
Seven "I Am" Statements
Discourse More Public
Focus is on Jesus
& the crowds
More Private
Focus is on Jesus
& individuals
Teaching
Emphasis
More on ethical, practical
WHAT Jesus Taught
More on Person of Christ
WHO Jesus is
Main Geographic
Focus of Ministry
Mainly in North
around Galilee
Mainly around Jerusalem
at time of Feasts
Feasts Only 1 Passover recorded Records 3 Passovers
Key
Word
Mt = fulfilled
Mk = immediately
Luke = Son of man
Believe
Key
Verse
Mt 21:5: Behold your King
Mk 10:45: To serve
Lk 19:10 - To Seek & to save
Jn 20:31
Christ
Portrayed As
Mt - King
Mk - Servant
Lk - Son of Man
Son of God
GOSPEL GLIMPSES
OF JESUS CHRIST
  MATTHEW MARK LUKE JOHN
Christ
Portrayed As
Prophesied
King
Obedient
Servant
Perfect
Man
Son
of God
Original
Audience
Jews Romans Greeks All Men
Key Word "Fulfilled" "Immediately" "Son of Man" "Believe"
Key Verse Mt 21:5 Mk 10:45 Lk 19:10 Jn 20:31
Outstanding
Feature
Sermons Miracles Parables Allegories
Miracles 20 18 20 8
Tone Prophetic Practical Historical Spiritual
Percent Spoken
By Christ
60% 42% 50% 50%
Old Testament
Quotes
53 36 25 20
Old Testament
Allusions
76 27 42 105
Unique Material 42% 59% 7% 92%
Main Emphasis
About Jesus
Synoptic Gospels (see together)
His Humanity
His
Deity

THE SEVEN SIGNS
JOHN 1-12

SIGN SIGNIFICANCE BELIEF UNBELIEF SCRIPTURE
Water
to wine
Jesus' power over quality The disciples - Jn 2:1-11
Healing son of Official Jesus' power
over space
The official and his household - Jn 4:46-54
Healing the
Paralytic
Jesus' power
over time
Paralytic?? The Jews Jn 5:1-9
Feeding the
5000
Jesus' power
over quantity
Some in the
crowd
See
Jn 6:26-66
Jn 6:1-15
Walking on
Water
Jesus' power
over nature
The disciples - Jn 6:16-21
Healing man born blind Jesus' power
over adversity
The blind
man
The
Pharisees
Jn 9:1-12
Raising Lazarus Jesus' power
over death
Martha, Mary,
Many Jews
The Jewish
Authorities
Jn 11:1-16

From Dr Thomas Constable

JOHN COMMENTARY
Select Verses
Compiled by Bruce Hurt, MD

JOHN: PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT
Precept Ministries International Inductive Study

Lesson 1 of each part can be downloaded below as Pdf

  • John Part 1 10 lessons covering John 1-6 with Lesson Six a study on Being Born Again and Lesson Ten a Topical Study on Jesus' Disciples
  • John Part 2  8 lessons covering John 7-11. Includes Topical Study on the Feasts (Lessons 2-4) and Topical Study on Sheep
  • John Part 3 13 lessons covering John 12-21. In John 12-21 Jesus draws His disciples aside to teach them—and you—what it means to follow Him. This study will also teach you about His death, burial, and resurrection.

HENRY ALFORD
Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary
Gospel of John

Read Henry Alford's(1810-1871) fascinating brief biography and Phil Johnson's related comments.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Alford's Greek Testament “for the use of Theological Students and Ministers,” is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to ALFORD’S NEW TESTAMENT FOR ENGLISH READERS,* which is also a standard work. (Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

HENRY ALFORD
The New Testament for English Readers
Gospel of John Commentary

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

WILLIAM BARCLAY
Daily Study Bible Commentary
Gospel of John

D Edmond Hiebert comments - (Barclay) Prints the author's own translation. A series of popular studies well adapted to the lay reader. Barclay is strongest in his study of word meanings. Contains good illustrative material. (An Introduction to the NT)

ALBERT BARNES
Commentary Notes
Gospel of John

BRIAN BELL
Sermons
Gospel of John

Frequent sermon illustrations

CHRIS BENFIELD
Studies in Gospel of John

Each study is about 5 pages for a total of ~140 pages. These are well done. 

JOHANN A BENGEL
Gnomon of the New Testament (1877)
Gospel of John Commentary

Note: If not proficient in Greek, see Critical English Testament below.

JOHANN (JOHN) BENGEL
The Critical English Testament
Gospel of John Commentary

Represents Combination of Bengel's Gnomon + Comments by other expositors (in brackets) to make this more useful for those who do not read Greek.

James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps....." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

C H Spurgeon -- "'A Critical New Testament, so compiled as to enable a reader, unacquainted with Greek, to ascertain the exact English force and meaning of the language of the New Testament, and to appreciate the latest results of modern criticism.' Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengel’s Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as one hundred and twenty years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it is multum in parvo, and will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely, with other German and English critics, to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

KEN BOA
Gospel of John Commentary

JOHN CALVIN
Gospel of John Commentary

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR
Gospel of John Commentary

ALAN CARR
Expositional Sermons

STEVEN COLE
Expositional Sermons
Gospel of John

Excellent Resource - functions like a verse by verse commentary. This materal was preached by Pastor Cole over almost 2 years! Each sermon is the equivalent of a 10 page Pdf which means that these sermons represent over 1000 pages of Biblically sound doctrine to aid your study, teaching and preaching of the Gospel of John!

TOM CONSTABLE
Commentary on John

W A CRISWELL
SERMONS
GOSPEL OF JOHN

 

BOB DEFFINBAUGH
Sermons on John

EXPLORE THE BIBLE
Commentary on John

Teacher helps for Lifeway Series on John

EXPOSITOR'S GREEK TESTAMENT
Commentary on John
Marcus Dods

DAVE GUZIK
Commentary on John

These are brief but well done notes. Recommended.

W HALL HARRIS III
Exegetical Commentary on John

Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary

JAMES HASTINGS
Great Texts of the Bible
Expositions in the Gospel of John

These are lengthy studies - usually >15 pages

SERMON ILLUSTRATIONS
GOSPEL OF JOHN

From Bible.org
See also John Sermon Illustrations - Our Daily Bread

INTERVARSITY PRESS
Commentary on John
Rodney A Whitacre

S LEWIS JOHNSON
Sermon Notes
Gospel of John

JOHN MACARTHUR
Sermons on John

These Function Like a Verse by Verse Commentary. Recommended

JOHN MACARTHUR'S 
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Expository Sermons on John

Click Respective Chapter above for specific titles listed below

  • John 1:1-14 The Word in Eternity, in the World, and in the Flesh
  • John 1:8, 35 The Light and the Lamps
  • John 1:14, Rev 8:15, 21:3 Three Tabernacles
  • John 1:16 The Fulness of Christ
  • John 1:17 Grace and Truth
  • John 1:29 The World’s Sin-bearer
  • John 1:37-39 The First Disciples: I. John and Andrew
  • John 1:40-42 The First Disciples: II. Simon Peter
  • John 1:43 The First Disciples: III. Philip
  • John 1:45-49 The First Disciples: IV. Nathanael
  • John 1:50, 51 The First Disciples: V. Believing and Seeing
  • John 2:1-11 Jesus the Joy-bringer
  • John 2:11 The First Miracle in Cana — The Water Made Wine
  • John 2:16 Christ Cleansing the Temple
  • John 2:19 The Destroyers and the Restorer
  • John 3:2 Teacher or Saviour?
  • John 3:3 Wind and Spirit
  • John 3:14 The Brazen Serpent
  • John 3:14 Christ’s Musts
  • John 3:16 The Lake and the River
  • John 4:6, 32 The Wearied Christ
  • John 4:7, 26 Give Me to Drink’
  • John 4:10 The Gift and the Giver
  • John 4:14 The Springing Fountain
  • John 4:54 The Second Miracle
  • John 5:8 The Third Miracle in John’s Gospel
  • John 5:17-27 The Life-giver and Judge
  • John 6:11 The Fourth Miracle in John’s Gospel
  • John 6:12 'Fragments’ or ‘Broken Pieces’
  • John 6:19, 20 The Fifth Miracle in John’s Gospel
  • John 6:28, 29 How to Work the Work of God
  • John 6:48-50 The Manna
  • John 7:33, 34, 8:33 One Saying with Two Meanings
  • John 7:37, 38 The Rock and the Water
  • John 8:12 The Light of the World
  • John 8:30, 31 Three Aspects of Faith
  • John 8:33 'Never in Bondage’
  • John 9:4 Ro 13:12 One Metaphor and Two Meanings
  • John 9:6, 7 The 6th Miracle in John’s Gospel-The Blind Made to See, and the Seeing Made Blind
  • John 10:9 The Gifts to the Flock
  • John 10:14, 15 The Good Shepherd
  • John 10:16 Other Sheep’
  • John 11:5, 6 The Delays of Love
  • John 11:26, 27 Christ’s Question to Each
  • John 11:30-45 The Open Grave at Bethany
  • John 11:43, 44 The Seventh Miracle in John’s Gospel — The Raising of Lazarus
  • John 11:49, 50 Caiaphas
  • John 11:1-11 Love’s Prodigality Censured and Vindicated
  • John 12:12-26 A New Kind of King
  • John 12:26 After Christ: With Christ
  • John 12:32 The Universal Magnet
  • John 12:34 The Son of Man
  • John 12:35, 36 A Parting Warning
  • John 13:1 The Love of the Departing Christ
  • John 13:3-5 The Servant-master
  • John 13:27 The Dismissal of Judas
  • John 13:31, 32 The Glory of the Cross
  • John 13:33 Cannot and Can
  • John 13:33 Seeking Jesus
  • John 13:34, 35 'As I Have Loved’
  • John 13:37, 38 Quo Vadis?
  • John 13:38 A Rash Vow
  • John 14:1 Faith in God and Christ
  • John 14:2 'John 14:Many Mansions’
  • John 14:2, 3 The Forerunner
  • John 14:4-7 The Way
  • John 14:8-11 The True Vision of God
  • John 14:12-14 Christ’s Works and Ours
  • John 14:15 Love and Obedience
  • John 14:16, 17 The Comforter Given
  • John 14:18, 19 The Absent Present Christ
  • John 14:20, 21 The Gifts of the Present Christ
  • John 14:22-24 Who Bring Christ
  • John 14:25, 26 The Teacher Spirit
  • John 14:27 Christ’s Peace
  • John 14:28, 29 Joy and Faith, the Fruits of Christ’s Departure
  • John 14:30, 31 Christ Foreseeing His Passion
  • John 15:1-4 The True Vine
  • John 15:5-8 The True Branches of the True Vine
  • John 15:9-11 Abiding in Love
  • John 15:12, 13 The Oneness of the Branches
  • John 15:14-17 Christ’s Friends
  • John 15:18-20 Sheep among Wolves
  • John 15:21-25 The World’s Hatred, as Christ Saw It
  • John 15:26, 27 Our Ally
  • John 16:1-6 Why Christ Speaks
  • John 16:7, 8 The Departing Christ and the Coming Spirit
  • John 16:9-11 The Convicting Facts
  • John 16:12-15 The Guide into All Truth
  • John 16:16-19 Christ’s ‘Little Whiles’
  • John 16:20-22 Sorrow Turned into Joy
  • John 16:23, 24 'In That Day’
  • John 16:25-27 The Joys of ‘That Day’
  • John 16:28 'From’ and ‘To’
  • John 16:29-32 Glad Confession and Sad Warning
  • John 16:33 Peace and Victory
  • John 17:1-19 The Intercessor
  • John 17:14-16 'The Lord Thee Keeps’
  • John 17:20-26 The High Priest’s Prayer
  • John 24 The Folded Flock
  • John 17:26 Christ’s Summary of His Work
  • John 18:6-9 Christ and His Captors
  • John 18:15-27 Jesus before Caiaphas
  • John 18:28-40 Art Thou a King?
  • John 19:1-16 Jesus Sentenced
  • John 19:17-30 An Eye-witness’s Account of the Crucifixion
  • John 19:19 The Title on the Cross
  • John 19:22 The Irrevocable Past
  • John 19:30, Rev 21:6 Christ’s Finished and Unfinished Work
  • John 19:36 Christ Our Passover
  • John 19:38, 39 Joseph and Nicodemus
  • John 19:41 The Grave in a Garden
  • John 20:1-18 The Resurrection Morning
  • John 20:21-23 The Risen Lord’s Charge and Gift
  • John 20:28 Thomas and Jesus
  • John 20:30, 31 The Silence of Scripture
  • John 21:2 An Eloquent Catalogue
  • John 21:4 The Beach and the Sea
  • John 21:7 'It Is the Lord!’
  • John 21:15 'Lovest Thou Me?’
  • John 21:18, 19 Youth and Age, and the Command for Both
  • John 21:21, 22 They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait’

J VERNON MCGEE
'Thru the Bible'
Gospel of John
Mp3's Only

F B MEYER
Commentary on the Gospel of John

In a Deeply Devotional Style. Recommended

F B MEYER
Our Daily Homily (ODH)
Our Daily Walk - unmarked

DWIGHT L MOODY
"Notes from My Bible
Gospel of John 

Moody's notes although generally very brief are interesting to read and also profitable because they stimulate one to ponder or meditate on the chapter or verse to which his note applies. As you read Moody's notes, it will be fairly obvious that what he is writing down is based primarily on the inductive skill of careful Spirit enabled observation which leads him occasionally to make pithy intrepretations, an excellent pattern to imitate.

G CAMPBELL MORGAN
The Gospel According to John

328 page commentary

D Edmond Hiebert review - A series of expository sermons by this noted expository Bible teacher. Valuable for the many insights into this gospel.. (An Introduction to the NT)

Rosscup - This is another of Morgan’s better works and is good on the English text, though expositionally not as helpful as Hendriksen, Laney, Phillips and Pink.  (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

ROBERT MORGAN
SERMONS 
GOSPEL OF JOHN

Robert Morgan's sermons are packed with numerous interesting illustrations, stories and hymn quotes. 

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
on John
Conservative, Evangelical

BEST COMMENTARIES

CYRIL BARBER - The Minister's Library - his recommendations for your library from Volume 2 and Volume 3

  • *Barber, Cyril John. Searching for Identity. Chicago: Moody Press, 1975. Thirteen studies based on men and women in John's gospel. The writer integrates psychology with theology as he expounds the text. Designed for individual or group use.
  • Barrett, Charles Kingsley. Essays on John. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1982. A valuable collection of essays dealing with John's theology and vocabulary. Also discusses his symbolism and relationship to contemporary religious movements.
  • *_______, The Gospel According to St. John: An Introduction with Commentary and Notes on the Greek Text. 2d ed. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1978. †An insightful work that must take its place among the best exegetical studies ever written on this portion of God's Word.
  • _______, The Gospel of John and Judaism. Translated by D. M. Smith. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1975. This English edition of the 1967 Franz Delitzsch Lectures assesses, in the light of modern critical scholarship, the environment, purpose, language, and provenance of John's gospel as seen against the backdrop of Judaism during the first century A.D.
  • Benware, Paul N. Luke: The Gospel of the Son of Man. Chicago: Moody Press, 1985. A brief, informative, and readable exposition-the kind laypeople should be encouraged to master. Helpful.
  • *Bernard, Thomas Dehany. The Central Teaching of Christ: A Study of John 13-17. Minneapolis: Klock.& Klock Christian Publishers, 1985. This work made its debut in 1892. It contains the same "wonderful force and freshness that made The Progress of Doctrine in the New Testament justifiably famous. The book gives no sign of hastiness. All seems to be the outcome of years of reverent thought, now brought to light in the clearest, most telling way" (Cambridge Review). A must for every pastor.
  • Blomberg, Craig L. The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel: Issues and Commentary. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2001. The author advances evidence in support of the belief that the apostle John wrote the gospel that bears his name, and that what he wrote is historically accurate and reliable. He refutes the theories of those who claim that there are errors in this gospel and offers some interesting interpretations based on the customs of the times.
  • Boice, James Montgomery. The Gospel of John. 5 vols. in 1. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1985. "Any expositor, beginner or veteran, will find this work useful not only in the realm of interpretation but also in applications, illustrations, and quotations" (Bibliotheca Sacra).
  • 1985 *Brown, John. Exposition of Our Lord's Intercessory Prayer. Minneapolis: Klock and Klock Christian Publishers 1979. The concluding prayer of our Lord's in the Garden here receives sensitive treatment. Brown was a pastor as well as an exegete. His handling of the text is excellent. His exposition serves as a model. Recommended.
  • Brown, Raymond Edward. The Community of the Beloved Disciple. New York: Paulist Press, 1979. †This resume of Johannine ecclesiology attempts to reconstruct the church of the first century with a view to gleaning principles that might be applied to the church today. The aim is praiseworthy; the writer's theological presuppositions, however, lead him wide of the truth. 
  • Bruce, Frederick Fyvie. The Gospel of John: Introduction, Exposition and Notes. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1983. Designed for the general Christian reader, this work grew out of studies that first appeared in The Bible Student, Bangalore, India. The translation is clear, and the comments, though brief, will prove valuable to preachers.
  • Carson, Donald A. The Farewell Discourse and Final Prayer of Jesus: An Exposition of John 14-17. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1980. Brief, pertinent expository studies on a vital section of John's gospel. Combines exegesis with a timely exposition of the truth.
  • Carson, Donald A. The Gospel According to John. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1990. Throughout this commentary Carson attempts to make clear the flow of the biblical writer's thoughts. He focuses on movement rather than word studies or syntax. He attempts to assess the value of a small but vital literary corpus on this gospel, and in some respects he charts a course for future studies of a similar genre. Includes some seminal thoughts on the contribution of John's Gospel toward the development of biblical and systematic theology.
  • *Cook, W. Robert. The Theology of John. Chicago: Moody Press, 1979. A detailed examination of Johannine literature covering all the major areas of thought. A worthy contribution to this area of biblical theology. Recommended.
  • Cullmann, Oscar. The Johannine Circle. Translated by J. Bowden. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1976. †A new investigation into the origins of John's gospel. Cullmann advances a hypothesis concerning the problems of the origin, character, and setting of John's writing by suggesting that the "Johannine Circle" stood behind the gospel, influenced its composition, and maintained the concerns expressed by the apostle.
  • Culpepper, R. Alan. Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel: A Study in Literary Design. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983. †Competent interdisciplinary studies in English are rare. This one explores John and makes ample use of modern redactional works to highlight the poetics, narrative structure, and other aspects of the gospel. The result is a stimulating, scholarly work.
  • Eller, Vernard. The Beloved Disciple: His Name, His Story, His Thought. Two Studies from the Gospel of John. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1987. An informative and unorthodox approach to the authorship and theology of the fourth gospel. With tongue-in-cheek Eller uses the techniques of Sherlock Holmes to unravel the mystery of authorship. His conclusion will surprise some and irritate others. A lively discussion.
  • Ellis, Edward Earle. The World of St. John: The Gospel and the Epistles. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1984. First published in 1965. This brief monograph shows that John was a theologian in his own right with roots in primitive Christianity as deep as Paul's.
  • *Govet, Frederic Louis. Commentary on John's Gospel. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1978. One of the finest expositions of John's gospel ever produced. No preacher should be without it.
  • Govett, Robert. Govett on John. 2 vols. in 1. Miami Springs, Fla.: Conley and Schoettle Publishing Co., 1984. First published in 1891. This careful exposition of approximately 1,000 pages combines sound theology with a clear presentation of the meaning of the text. It remains one of the best works produced during this era. Recommended.
  • Guthrie, Donald. Exploring God's Word: A Guide to John's Gospel. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1986. In order to promote more expositional study of the biblical text--especially among lay persons--Guthrie has prepared this collection of outlines on the Gospel of John. While his aim is to lay bare what the text actually says, his guiding purpose is to assist Christians understand how Scripture may be applied to their lives. To achieve this goal, Guthrie has divided John's gospel into sections. His knowledge of the NT is incisive, and his skill as a Bible teacher places all readers in his debt. This is an extremely helpful little volume and is as concise as it is relevant. Recommended.
  • Haenchen, Ernst. John 1: A Commentary on the Gospel of John Chapters 1-6. Hermenia. Translated by R. W Funk. Edited by R. W Funk and U. Busse. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984. †A work of impeccable scholarship. The introduction is full and complete. The comments on the text illumine as well as elucidate the theme of the writer. The bibliographies that preface each section are of the utmost value. This is a scholarly work and will be appreciated by the discerning reader.
  • Haenchen, Ernst. John. 2 vols. Hermeneia. Trans. by R. W. Funk. Edited by R. W. Funk and U. Busse. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984-86. This critical and historical commentary seeks to find similarity between John's writings and the Gnostic Gospels from Nag Hammadi. Haenchen uses these source materials to supposedly cast light on John the Baptist's thought and Christ's message. The exegetical information contained in these volumes is of the utmost value. The historical data, however, is unreliable.
  • Harvey, Anthony Ernest. Jesus on Trial: A Study of the Fourth Gospel. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1977. Uses the trial of Jesus-as conceived through its literary form and in terms of Jewish conventions-to cast light on the theme and composition of the fourth gospel.
  • *Hengstenberg, Ernst Wilhelm. Commentary on the Gospel of St. John. 2 vols. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1980. Rich in grammatical and syntactical insights, this reverent and devout work ably treats the life and labors of Christ as recorded in John's gospel. A rewarding work that will handsomely repay the time spent reading it. (click here for the online version)
  • Hughes, R. Kent. Behold the Man. Wheaton, Ill.: Victor Books, 1984. These studies based on John's gospel (covering chaps. 11-21) provide rich reflections on Christ's concluding months of ministry. The chapters are perceptive and revealing.
  • Hughes, R. Kent. John: That You May Believe. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1999. An expositional commentary of rare excellence. Covers the theme of John’s gospel in the best evangelical tradition. Designed for lay people.
  • Kent, Homer Austin, Jr. Light in the Darkness: Studies in the Gospel of John. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1974. This work adequately expounds the theme and content of John's gospel. Of value for use with groups.
  • Kostenberger, Andreas J. John. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004. This commentary follows several other works on John’s Gospel written by Kostenberger. The writer treats this canonical book as historically reliable, the product of careful composition, that sets forth Christ as the Son of God in a way that would lead readers to faith in Him. A scholarly production.
  • Laney, J. Carl. John. Moody Gospel Commentary. Chicago: Moody Press, 1992. A verse-by-verse commentary that adequately explains the meaning of each verse. Each Biblical chapter opens with a brief statement explaining John’s purpose for including the specific data within that chapter, and closes with a section labeled “Homiletic Suggestions.” These pages are filled with important insights.
  • Lindars, Barnabas. The Gospel of John. New Century Bible. Greenwood, S.C.: Attic Press, 1973. †This work is by far the most extensive and also the most radical to have been published in this series thus far. Lindars claims that the only valid interpretation of John's gospel is an existential one. In consequence, he searches for meaning(s) behind the events recorded but fails to treat the incidents mentioned by John as literal happenings. Disappointing.
  • Lutzer, Erwin Wesley. How to Have a Whole Heart in a Broken World. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1987. Bases his counsel upon John 13--17. Provides his readers with a prescription for happy, healthy, fulfilling (if not trouble-free) living. Stimulating.
  • Mahoney, Robert. Two Disciples at the Tomb: The Background and Message of John 20, 1-10. Bern, Switzerland: Herbert Lang, 1974. A scholarly, critical analysis that treats the burial pericope in the light of the synoptic gospels. Examines John's teaching from the position of later didactic intent rather than from the perspective of history. 226.5'06.20.M27 Marsh, John. Saint John. Westminster Pelican Commentaries. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1977. First published in England in 1968. This form-critical work contains an extensive introduction, a brief commentary, and evaluative notes covering problems in the text. Judicious.
  • *Morris, Leon Lamb. The Gospel According to john. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1971. A work of superlative scholarship that not only replaces the majestic work by Westcott but surpasses Barrett as well.  (from Cyril Barber's TML Volume 2)
  • Morris, Leon Lamb. The Gospel According to John. Revised ed. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1995. First published in 1971. This timely exposition can only be described by words like “tremendous,” “indispensable,” and a ”blessing” to all who study it. The revision, though shorter than the original work, is based on the text of the NIV and contains modifications deemed necessary in light of recent research. It is a must for every pastor and expository preacher. (from Cyril Barber's TML Volume 3)
  • Morris, Leon Lamb. Jesus is the Christ.: Studies in the Theology of John. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1989. Designed for those who still question "Who is Jesus?" Argues convincingly that John's Gospel was written to show that the human Jesus is the Christ (or Messiah) as well as the Son of God. Morris believes that John's ultimate purpose in penning his gospel was evangelistic as well as theological. With those two foci in mind he develops a fine Johannine theology based upon John's writings.
  • Morrison, George H. John. Chattanooga, Tenn.: AMG Publishers, 1978. Preachers will find these brief expository studies helpful. Each one is a masterpiece of the homiletic art. During his lifetime, Morrison's preaching attracted large crowds, and few who heard him remained unmoved.
  • Newton, George. An Exposition of John 17. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1995. Reprinted from the 1867 edition. Newton (1602-1681) was one of the greatest preachers of his day. This present volume contains some of his most famous sermons.
  • Peterson, Robert A. Getting to Know John's Gospel: A Fresh Look At Its Main Ideas. Phillipsburg, PA: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co.,1989. Designed to introduce readers to the theme and purpose of the fourth gospel. Presents the material topically (which does not always lead to a fuller and deeper knowledge of the theme). Questions at the end of each chapter help readers internalize the information.
  • Phillips, John. Exploring the Gospel of John. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2001. First published in 1988. Ably blends the history of the 1st century A.D. with Christ’s teaching. Holds the interest of lay readers. A devout exposition.
  • Phillips, John. Exploring the Gospels: John. Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1988. Stephen F. Olford said of this work, "Phillips does not attempt to entertain with 'Biblical objectivism.' His book, through designed to aid our study of the Word of God, is also a call to holiness, prayerfulness, and fruitfulness of life in Christ."
  • Plummer, Alfred. The Gospel According to St. John. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1981. Published a century ago, this study of the Greek text of John's gospel first appeared in the Cambridge Greek Testament. It has now been superseded by more recent treatments.
  • *Rainsford, Marcus. Our Lord Prays for His Own: Thoughts on John 17. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1985. In what is now regarded as "the greatest classic ever written on Christ's high priestly prayer for His people," Marcus Rainsford gives us a true masterpiece of both devotional and expository literature. The author deals with the "Holy of Holies" of Christ's earthly life. Those who prayerfully read it through will find ample reward in its exposition of doctrine and its application of truth to mind and heart. Here is, indeed, a timely, relevant, and practical exposition of John 17.
  • Rensberger, David. Johannine Faith and Liberating Community. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1988. Rensberger poses the question, "What did the first readers of the Gospel of John see in it? Politics? Liberation?" He then probes behind the spiritual meaning and attempts to show that John's purpose was social, even political, and he interprets the gospel accordingly. He also uses new knowledge of the historical setting of John's writings to explore the Fourth Gospel, and from this induction he deduces principles for liberation theology in the world today.
  • Ridderebos, Herman. The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary. Trans. by J. Vriend. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. One of the main features of this commentary is that it approaches John’s gospel, not primarily as a witness of the faith of Johannine community, but as a witness of the factual revelation of God in the coming and work of Jesus Christ. A scholarly work.
  • *Rosscup, James E. Abiding in Christ: Studies in john 15. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1973. An in-depth discussion of the apostle's teaching on abiding in Christ. Contains a full presentation of the problems and shows clearly the Christian's responsibility to live in love and obedience to the Lord.
  • Scroggie, William Graham. The Gospel of John. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1976. A clear analysis of John's theme, coupled with a lucid exposition of his purpose. Helpful, but overpriced.
  • Segovia, Fernando R Love Relationships in the johannine Tradition: AgapelAgapan in I john and the Fourth Gospel. Chico, Calif: Scholars Press, 1982. An excellent discussion of love and its theology in the Johannine writings (excluding the Apocalypse). A revealing study.
  • Smalley, Stephen S. John: Evangelist and Interpreter. Greenwood, S.C.: Attic Press, 1978. A scholarly work marked by independence of thought and a tendency to see too much of the Essenes and Gnostics in John's portrayal of Christ. Succeeds in alerting the reader to the depths of spiritual perception in John's writings, and for this reason is worth consulting.
  • Smalley, Stephen S. Thunder and Love. Milton Keynes, England: Word Publishing, 1994. Contains the author’s studies on the interrelationship of John’s writings and the people to whom he ministered. Chapters focus on the character, origins, composition and background, unity and structure, purpose and interpretation of the Johannine corpus.
  • Smith, Dwight Moody. Johannine Christianity: Essays on its Setting, Sources, and Theology. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1984. †Scholarly essays dealing with the sources, relation to the synoptics, and theology of the Johannine writings. Each essay is a model of scholarship.
  • *Stedman, Ray C. Secrets of the Spirit. Old Tappan, N .J.: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1975. As an exposition of Christ's "last will and testament," these studies of John 14-16 ably treat the events that took place on the eve of the crucifixion.
  • Stedman, Ray C., and James D. Denney. God’s Loving Word: Exploring John’s Gospel. Grand Rapids: Discovery House Publishers, 1993. This exposition is one that is worthy of the highest praise. Stedman’s expository skills are legendary, his style is plain, his devotional thoughts are rich, and his doctrine is impeccable. Those who read this book thoughtfully will be richly blessed beyond their expectations. Based on the text of the NIV. Highly recommended
  • Strombeck, John Frederick. Grace and Truth: The True Relationship Between Law and Grace. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1991. First published in 1939. These studies are based on the teaching of John’s gospel. “Here is the most unusual and convincing presentation of a great Bible theme that is all too little understood by the majority of Christians. Strombeck has given us the simplest kind of study running through practically the entire Gospel of John, and has brought out in a most telling and inescapable manner a fact which probably few others have discovered--that in every chapter of this wonderful Gospel the striking contrast between law and grace, between faith and works, is emphasized.”-- The Sunday School Times.
  • Towns, Elmer L. The Gospel of John: Believe and Live. Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1990. This book is the fruit of the author's "lifelong love affair with the gospel of John." Through word studies from the Greek text, Towns presents the immense riches to be found in John's unique message. He explains that "John's ultimate purpose is that his readers will believe the record of the life and deathof the Son of God and receive eternal life."
  • Van Doren, William Howard. Gospel of John. 2 vols. in 1. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1981. "If men who read this volume do not preach the better for so doing, it is not Mr. Van Doren's fault; they must be Van Dolts by nature, though they may ignore the family name" (Charles H. Spurgeon).
  • Vanderlip, George. Christianity According to John. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1975. A study of the theology of John's gospel. The author bases his material on recent scholarship but does not maintain a consistent evangelical position.
  • Whitelaw, Thomas. Commentary on John. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1993. Formerly published as the Gospel of St. John. A verse-by-verse exposition with homiletic hints. Seminal. Evangelical.

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CHARLES ALEXANDER

BRIAN BELL

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GOSPEL COALITION

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JAMES GUNN

SCOTT HARRIS

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DAVID LEGGE

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  • Gospel of John - Part 1 (268 pages) and Part 2 (482 pages) - scroll bookshelf until you get to Gospel of John. Type page number in bottom to quickly go to a page. See below for maps and sermons. This is potentially a useful resource but be aware it is from the perspective of Church of Christ. Be a Berean - Acts 17:11.
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ALFRED PLUMMER - Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges

D Edmond Hiebert review - Greek text. Valuable introduction espouses the conservative view regarding introductory problems. The notes on the Greek text set forth its meaning concisely. (An Introduction to the NT) Note that Plummer also authored the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (see below)

ADAM CLARKE

THOMAS CONSTABLE

JOHN DUMMELOW

EARLY CHURCH

EASY ENGLISH

JUSTIN EDWARDS - Family Bible NT

CHARLES ELLICOTT

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE - Marcus Dods

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS

A C GAEBELEIN

D Edmond Hiebert - A paragraph-by-paragraph interpretation of John by a noted evangelical Bible teacher and writer of the past generation. Contains many fine spiritual insights into the truths of this gospel. (An Introduction to the NT)

JOHN GILL

FREDERIC GODET

Rosscup - A good scholar is at his best here. He is exhaustive and excellent, though this work is old.  (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

D Edmond Hiebert - An older commentary by a noted conservative French scholar of the past century. Still outstanding as an evangelical interpretation of the fourth gospel, even if unaware of recent critical trends. (An Introduction to the NT)

L M GRANT

NORMAN HARRISON

JAMES HASTINGS

NORMAN HARRISON

ROBERT HAWKER

MATTHEW HENRY

E W HENGSTENBERG

Rosscup - This work, recently reprinted, has much judicious material tying the thought to Old Testament background theology. At times it is very provocative (cf. on Jn. 1:15, 30, “He is preferred before me,” italics mine). Hengstenberg is one of the towering older names, well-known for Christology of the Old Testament, for example.  (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

Cyril Barber - *Hengstenberg, Ernst Wilhelm. Commentary on the Gospel of St. John. 2 vols. Rich in grammatical and syntactical insights, this reverent and devout work ably treats the life and labors of Christ as recorded in John's gospel. A rewarding work that will handsomely repay the time spent reading it.

F B HOLE

ALVAH HOVEY

Verse by verse and even phrase by phrase - well written and easy to understand.

D Edmond Hiebert review - Greek text.  A full verse-by-verse exposition of John by an accomplished conservative Baptist scholar of the past century. Still valuable for its unfolding of the meaning of the text.(An Introduction to the NT)

Logos.com - Articulating the distinctive characteristics of the Gospel of John, Alvah Hovey exegetically examines the text. Drawing upon notes from John A. Broadus for clarification in the margins, Hovey provides historical-critical method and inquiry into the text.

The Homiletic Review - The scholarship  of Dr. Hovey, the general editor...is a guarantee of the superior character and worth of the commentary as a whole.

The Treasury: An Evangelical Monthly for Pastor and People writes - Thorough scholarship, clear theological views, well chosen words, and the most careful editing.

ICC NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARY - J H BERNARD

D Edmond Hiebert review - Greek text. A 180-page introduction, in which the author rejects the traditional view of authorship, deals fully with the critical problems. The commentary is based on the author's rearrangement of the text of the gospel. Valuable for the discerning advanced student. (An Introduction to the NT)

H A IRONSIDE

JAMIESON, F, B

WILLIAM KELLY

D Edmond Hiebert review - The material in this volume of 650 two-column pages is divided into four parts under each section of the gospel: textual and grammatical; exegetical and critical; doctrinal and ethical; homiletical and practical. While much of the material is dated, it contains an abundance of riches for those willing to dig into its contents. (An Introduction to the NT)

PAUL E KRETZMANN

JOHN P LANGE

D Edmond Hiebert review - The mature product of a noted Plymouth Brethren scholar of the last century. A thoroughly conservative interpretation of the fourth gospel. (An Introduction to the NT)

JOHN LIGHTFOOT

D Edmond Hiebert review - Lightfoot's primary concern is to exegete the text of the gospel. The text is divided into large units which are followed by a careful exposition. There are also notes on the text dealing with textual, critical, and interpretative matters. The introduction, reworked by the editor, adds to the value of the volume. (An Introduction to the NT)

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

HENRY MAHAN

JOHN W MCGARVEY (Church of Christ)

JOHN VERNON MCGEE

F B MEYER

HEINRICH MEYER - Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament

D Edmond Hiebert review -Greek text. A full verse-by-verse treatment of John's gospel. Rich in references to other works on the gospel current during the past century. Fully acquainted with critical scholarship up to the time of its production. (An Introduction to the NT)

JOHN R MILLER

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR - Living Water Commentary

JAMES NISBET - Church Pulpit Commentary

PETER PETT

ARTHUR PEAKE

ALFRED PLUMMER - Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges - Note Plummer also authored Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (see below)

D Edmond Hiebert review - Greek text. Valuable introduction espouses the conservative view regarding introductory problems. The notes on the Greek text set forth its meaning concisely. (An Introduction to the NT)

Cyril Barber - Plummer, Alfred. The Gospel According to St. John. Published a century ago, this study of the Greek text of John's gospel first appeared in the Cambridge Greek Testament.

ALFRED PLUMMER - Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (see Cambridge Greek Testament above).

PLYMOUTH BRETHREN

POPULAR COMMENTARY ON THE NEW TESTAMENT - Gospel of John authored by William Milligan and William Moulton

MATTHEW POOLE

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY

PULPIT COMMENTARY Including Homilies

Note: These links include the verse by verse exposition (the first entry on the page) and are followed by the Homiletics and Homilies (Scroll down)

AREND REMMERS

JOHNNY SANDERS

PHILLIP SCHAFF

SERMON BIBLE COMMENTARY

CHARLES SIMEON

JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE

JOHN TRAPP

BOB UTLEY

B F WESTCOTT

D Edmond Hiebert review - One of the classical commentaries on John. Still richly rewarding in spite of its age. An admirable presentation of the conservative position. (An Introduction to the NT)

James Rosscup - This is a reprint of a 1908 work which used to be generally regarded as the classic commentary on John. Westcott, born in England in 1825, studied at Dublin and was called “in learning a second Origen, in piety a second Augustine.” He teamed with F. J. A. Hort to labor 28 years in producing the famous Greek New Testament. He was conservative and Calvinistic. His knowledge of Greek was extensive, and he uses Greek and Latin in his comments. This plus his involved thinking at times makes it rather difficult for many to follow him. This is a good work to consult in any thorough study of John, and the student who wants to build his library with the best will not pass it by. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

DANIEL WHEDON

JOHN 1

WIL POUNDS

STEVEN COLE

RICK RENNER

Renner writes "I know of no great Christian leader who hasn't faced some kind of opposition as he or she sought to do God's will. But the truth is that darkness does not have the power to over­come light! Every believer can overcome any attack if he or she won't quit first!" (Read the entire Devotional)

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RUSSELL SMITH

RAY PRITCHARD

TONY GARLAND

RAY PRITCHARD

FOUNDER'S JOURNAL

RAY PRITCHARD

WIL POUNDS

FAVELL LEE MORTIMER

RAY PRITCHARD

A. B. BRUCE

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

JOHN 2

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

RUSSELL SMITH

STEVE ZEISLER

BETHANY BIBLE

JOHN 3

RAY PRITCHARD

RUSSELL SMITH

DAVID ENGELSMA

JOHN OWEN (PURITAN)

L R SHELTON, SR

DAVID LEGGE

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

JOHN C RYLE

BETHANY BIBLE

RAY PRITCHARD

STEVE ZEISLER

JOHN C RYLE

ON SITE

RAY PRITCHARD

JOHN 4

STUDYLIGHT

STEVE ZEISLER

RUSSELL SMITH

STEVEN COLE

RAY PRITCHARD

DOUG GOINS

BETHANY BIBLE

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

RAY PRITCHARD

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

RAY PRITCHARD

JOHN 5

RAY PRITCHARD

RUSSELL SMITH

BETHANY BIBLE

STEVE ZEISLER

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

JOHN FRAME

STEVE ZEISLER

STEVEN COLE

STEVE ZEISLER

JOHN C RYLE

JOHN 6

RUSSELL SMITH

STEVE ZEISLER

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

BETHANY BIBLE

WIL POUNDS

JOHN PIPER

JOHN 7

RUSSELL SMITH

RAY PRITCHARD

JOHN C RYLE

RAY PRITCHARD

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

STEVE ZEISLER

JOHN 8

RUSSELL SMITH

RAY PRITCHARD

WIL POUNDS

RAY PRITCHARD

DAVID LEGGE

JOHN C RYLE

JOHN 9

RUSSELL SMITH

C R BIGGS

STEVE ZEISLER

DWIGHT L MOODY

STEVE ZEISLER

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

JOHN 10

RUSSELL SMITH

STEVEN COLE

DAVID LEGGE

FUNERAL MESSAGE

WIL POUNDS

JOHN H JOWETT

JOHN C RYLE

RBC BOOKLET

JOHN 11

RUSSELL SMITH

FUNERAL MESSAGE

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

JOHN C RYLE

RON RITCHIE

RBC BOOKLET

BETHANY BIBLE

RAY PRITCHARD

WIL POUNDS

ANDREW MURRAY

JOHN 12

RUSSELL SMITH

HAMPTON KEATHLEY III

BETHANY BIBLE

JOHN 13

RUSSELL SMITH

RAY STEDMAN

RAY STEDMAN

HAMPTON KEATHLEY III

RAY PRITCHARD

HAMPTON KEATHLEY III

RAY STEDMAN

BETHANY BIBLE

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

JOHN PIPER

HAMPTON KEATHLEY III

JOHN 14

JOHN PIPER

RUSSELL SMITH

MIKE ANDRUS

FUNERAL MESSAGE

RAY STEDMAN

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

MIKE VLACH

RAY STEDMAN

RAY PRITCHARD

DAVID LEGGE

RAY PRITCHARD

WIL POUNDS

RAY STEDMAN

RAY STEDMAN

RAY PRITCHARD

JOHN PIPER

BETHANY BIBLE

RICK RENNER - Sparkling Gems from the Greek

Renner writes "I've often heard Christians ask, "I wonder what it must have been like to walk with Jesus. Wouldn't it be wonderful to walk with Him and to hear His voice and talk to Him?" But believers who ask these kinds of questions don't understand the ministry of the Holy Spirit. If they did, they'd know that having the Holy Spirit with them is just like having Jesus right at their side! Because Jesus was about to depart from the world, He knew it was absolutely essential that the disciples learn how to rely entirely on the Spirit of God and to follow His leadership. Therefore, Jesus used His last moments to teach the disciples how to follow the Holy Spirit's leadership in the same way they had followed Him." (See the full devotional - John 14:16 Jesus' Last Lesson for the Disciples )

RAY STEDMAN

GREG HERRICK

JOHN 15

RAY STEDMAN

RUSSELL SMITH

ANDREW MURRAY

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

GARY W. DERICKSON

STEVE ZEISLER

RAY STEDMAN

RAY STEDMAN

RAY PRITCHARD

JOHN 16

RUSSELL SMITH

RAY STEDMAN

RBC BOOKLET

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

JOHN PIPER

RAY STEDMAN

SCOTT GRANT

RAY PRITCHARD

RAY STEDMAN

SCOTT GRANT

JOHN 17

RUSSELL SMITH

RAY STEDMAN

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

BETHANY BIBLE

RAY STEDMAN

RAY PRITCHARD

RAY PRITCHARD

RAY STEDMAN

RAY STEDMAN

RAY STEDMAN

RAY STEDMAN

JOHN C RYLE

JOHN C RYLE

RAY STEDMAN

PATRICK RAMSEY

JOHN 18

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

RICK RENNER - Sparkling Gems from the Greek

Renner writes "Jesus has the greatest power in the whole universe! When He walked the earth, He healed the sick, cast out demons, raised the dead, walked on water, changed water into wine, and multiplied loaves and fishes. In fact, Jesus performed so many miracles that the apostle John said, "And there were also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written" (John 21:25). (Click full devotional)

JOHN PIPER

RAY PRITCHARD

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

JOHN 19

JOHN PIPER

ON SITE

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

WIL POUNDS

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

OSWALD CHAMBERS

RAY PRITCHARD

STEVE ZEISLER

RAY PRITCHARD

JOHN PIPER

ALAN STIBBS

WIL POUNDS

DWIGHT L MOODY

RICK RENNER

JOHN 20

STEVE ZEISLER

MIKE ANDRUS

RUSSELL SMITH

STEVEN COLE

RAY PRITCHARD

BETHANY BIBLE

WIL POUNDS

John 20:4-8 What John "Saw" in the Empty Tomb

RON RITCHIE

WIL POUNDS

RAY PRITCHARD

JASON FOSTER

JOHN 21

RUSSELL SMITH

STEVE ZEISLER

RAY PRITCHARD

HAMPTON KEATHLEY IV

BOB DEFFINBAUGH

PHIL NEWTON
Sermons on the Gospel of John
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JOSEPH PARKER
The People's Bible
Commentary on the Gospel of John

A. W. PINK
Exposition of the Gospel of John

See Caveat regarding Pink Click How Do You Approach Interpretation of God's Word?

D Edmond Hiebert review - A full treatment of John's gospel by a Calvinistic Bible teacher who was also a voluminous author. It seeks to unfold the meaning of the text and apply it to the daily life of the believer. Rich in spiritual content. Avoids the technical and aims at the practical. (An Introduction to the NT)

James Rosscup - Before his death in 1952, Pink was a voluminous writer for the magazine, Studies in the Scriptures, which was published for 31 years. His expositions are non-technical and clearly intended for lay readers. Textual problems are for the most part untreated, but Pink does grapple seriously with doctrinal difficulties. He is conservative, Calvinistic, and switched from dispensationalism to amillennialism in his later years (compare his book The Redeemer’s Return with his later Exposition of Hebrews and Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount. Ralph Keiper has written in Eternity (April, 1955, p. 32): “His works show hours of study; each line is filled with information and blessing. His books are not shallow. His studies fill the soul with ‘strong meat’ which needs to be well digested.” His work on John has sometimes been called the best among older more detailed books on the English text.  (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

JOHN PIPER
Sermons on the Gospel of John

ROBERT RAYBURN
Gospel of John
Sermons

A. T. ROBERTSON
Emphasis on Greek Word Study on John

See also Vincent for more Greek word studies.

J C RYLE
Expository Commentary on John

CHARLES SIMEON
Sermons on John

Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering -  John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life 

Titles of Sermons -- Click Respective Chapters Above

  • John 1:1 The Divinity of Christ
  • John 1:9 Christ the Only True Light
  • John 1:10-12 Benefit of Receiving Christ
  • John 1:13 Christians Born of God
  • John 1:14 Incarnation and Character of Christ
  • John 1:16 The Believer's Interest in Christ's Fulness
  • John 1:18 The Manifestation Which Christ Has Given of the Father
  • John 1:29 Christ the Lamb of God
  • John 1:45 Sight of Jesus, A Source of Joy
  • John 1:46 Evil and Cure of Prejudice
  • John 1:47 An Israelite Indeed
  • John 2:11 The Water Turned Into Wine
  • John 2:17 Buyers and Sellers Driven Out
  • John 2:18, 19 The Resurrection, A Proof of Christ's Messiahship
  • John 3:3 The Nature and Necessity of Regeneration
  • John 3:14, 15 The Brazen Serpent A Type of Christ
  • John 3:16 The Love of God in Giving His Son for Man
  • John 3:17 The End For Which God Sent His Son
  • John 3:19-21 Men's Hatred of the Light
  • John 3:29, 30 Conversion of Souls A Ground of Joy
  • John 3:36 The Necessity of Faith in Christ
  • John 4:10 Christ A Fountain of Living Water
  • John 4:14 The Living Water
  • John 4:22 Salvation is of the Jews
  • John 4:24 The Worship Which God Requires
  • John 4:29 Conviction of Sin, A Preparation for Salvation
  • John 4:34 Christ's Diligence in Serving God
  • John 4:35, 36 The Happy State of the Church
  • John 4:41, 42 Conversion of the Samaritans
  • John 4:49-51 The Nobleman's Son Cured
  • John 5:14 The Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda
  • John 5:17, 18 Christ's Equality with the Father
  • John 5:21-23 Christ's Vindication of His Own Divine Character
  • John 5:24 The Believer's Happy State
  • John 5:28, 29 The Resurrection
  • John 5:35 John Baptist's Character
  • John 5:39 Christ's Appeal to the Scriptures
  • John 5:40 The True Reason of Men's Destruction
  • John 5:42 Men's Want of Love to God
  • John 5:44 Faith Incompatible With the Love of Man's Applause
  • John 5:45, 46 Unbelief Rebuked
  • John 6:14 Christ's Messiahship Proved
  • John 6:27 Laboring For Heaven
  • John 6:28, 29 The Necessity of Faith in Christ
  • John 6:34 The Living Bread
  • John 6:37 Christ's Willingness to Receive Sinners
  • John 6:44 Man's Inability to Come to Christ
  • John 6:53-55 The Importance of Living by Faith on Christ
  • John 6:60 The Gospel a Ground of Offense
  • John 6:67-69 Christ the One Source of Eternal Life
  • John 6:67-69 No Saviour But the Lord Jesus
  • John 6:70 One of the Apostles A Devil
  • John 7:17 Connection Between Piety and Knowledge
  • John 7:36 Christ May be Sought Too Late
  • John 7:37, 38 Christ's Offer of the Spirit
  • John 8:10, 11 - The Woman Taken In Adultery Dismissed
  • John 8:12 Christ the Light of the World
  • John 8:21 Meetness For Heaven Necessary
  • John 8:24 Danger of Rejecting Christ
  • John 8:36 The Liberty Which Christ Gives His People
  • John 8:39 The True Children of Abraham
  • John 8:42 Love to Christ A Test of Our Relation to God
  • John 8:46 Unbelief Traced to Its Source
  • John 8:56 Abraham's Views of Christ
  • John 9:4 The Need of Working While it is Day
  • John 9:6, 7 The Blind Man Healed at the Pool of Siloam
  • John 9:35-38 Disposition to Be Exercised Towards the Gospel
  • John 9:39 Discriminating Effects of the Gospel
  • John 10:9 The Good Shepherd
  • John 10:10: Life Abundantly by Christ
  • John 10:17, 18 Voluntariness of Christ's Undertaking
  • John 10:27, 28 Security of Christ's Sheep
  • John 10:30 Christ One With the Father
  • John 11:25, 26 Christ the Resurrection and the Life
  • John 11:35 Jesus Wept
  • John 11:40 Lazarus Raised
  • John 11:51, 52 The Prophetic Counsel of Caiaphas
  • John 12:23, 24 Our Lord's Views of His Own Death
  • John 12:26 The Benefit of Following Christ
  • John 12:27, 28 Christ's Resignation
  • John 12:31, 32 The Effects of Christ's Death
  • John 12:35, 36 The Duty of Walking in the Light
  • John 12:42, 43 The Danger of Loving the Praise of Men
  • John 12:48 Men Judged by the Gospel
  • John 13:12-15 Christ's Condescension
  • John 13:17 Practical Religion Enforced
  • John 13:18 Ingratitude Depicted
  • John 13:31, 32 God Glorified in His Son
  • John 14:1 Faith in Christ An Antidote to All Trouble
  • John 14:2, 3 The Comfort to Be Derived from Christ's Ascension
  • John 14:6 No Way to God But Through Christ
  • John 14:8-11 Christ One With the Father
  • John 14:13. 14 Christ Engages to Answer Prayer
  • John 14:15-17 The Gift of the Spirit An Encouragement to Obedience
  • John 14:19 Our Life Dependent on the Life of Christ
  • John 14:21 Obedience the Test of Our Love to Christ
  • John 15:1,2 Christians Branches of the True Vine
  • John 15:5 Our Impotence Without Christ
  • John 15:8 Fruitfulness in Good Works
  • John 15:9 The Father's Love to Christ and Christ's to Us
  • John 15:11 Christianity Intended to Promote Our Happiness
  • John 15:12 Love to the Brethren
  • John 15:15 Christ's Followers His Friends
  • John 15:16 The Doctrine of Election Explained
  • John 15:18-20 Consolation to the Persecuted
  • John 15:22 The Great Sin of Rejecting Christ
  • John 15:23 Hatred of Christ is Hatred of the Father
  • John 15:26 The Personality and Office of the Holy Spirit
  • John 16:8-11 Offices of the Holy Spirit
  • John 16:14 The Office of the Spirit to Glorify Christ
  • John 16:24 The Benefit of Prayer
  • John 16:27 The Objects of the Father's Love
  • John 16:31 An Inquiry into the Reality and Degree of our Faith
  • John 17:1 Our Lord's Prayer to be Glorified On Earth
  • John 17:1 Christ's Power to Give Eternal Life
  • John 17:4,5 Our Lord's Dying Appeal to God
  • John 17:9, 10 The Objects of Our Lord's Intercession
  • John 17:15 Preservation From Sin More Desirable than Deliverance from Affliction
  • John 17:16 Christians Are not of the World
  • John 17:19 The End for Which Christ Dedicated Himself to God
  • John 17:20, 21 The Importance of Union Among Christians
  • John 17:22 The Glory Which Christ Gives To His People
  • John 17:24 Christ's Intercession
  • John 18:4-9 Christ's Enemies Smitten Down by a Word
  • John 18:19-23 Jesus Smitten in the High Priest's Palace
  • John 18:37 Christ's Good Confession
  • John 18:38 Pilate's Inquiry About Truth
  • John 19:5 Pilate's Further Attempt to Save Jesus
  • John 19:19-22 The Superscription Affixed to the Cross
  • John 19:23, 24 Casting Lots for Our Lord's Vesture
  • John 19:26, 27 Jesus Commends His Mother to John's Care
  • John 19:28-30 Our Savior's Death
  • John 19:30 Christ's Work Finished
  • John 19:31-37 The Treatment of Our Lord's Body on the Cross
  • John 19:38-42 The Burial of Jesus
  • John 19:39 Character of Nicodemus
  • John 20:8, 9 The Resurrection of Christ
  • John 20:21-23 Inspiration and Authority of the Apostles
  • John 20:27, 28 Thomas' Unbelief Reproved
  • John 20:30, 31 The Use and Intent of Our Lord's Miracles
  • John 21:17 Inquiries About Love to Christ

CHUCK SMITH
Calvary Chapel
Gospel of John

Study Guide for John

Chuck Smith's Commentary

Sermon Notes on John

C. H. SPURGEON
Sermons on John

All of Spurgeon's sermons on John

C H SPURGEON
Sermon Notes on John

C H SPURGEON
Exposition on John

C H SPURGEON
Devotionals on John

From Morning and Evening Faith's Checkbook

RAY STEDMAN
Sermons on the Gospel of John

(See Stedman's Excellent Devotionals on John 13-17)
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RAY STEDMAN
Devotionals on John 13-17

  • 1stA Living Parable — (John 13:1, 2) Actions speak louder than words. How do we demonstrate the highest form of love - even to those who may not deserve it?
  • 2ndThe Drama Of Redemption — (John 13:3, 4,5) What does it mean to serve humbly with a servant's heart? How are we working out Jesus' amazing discipleship parable in our lives?
  • 3rdPrideful Humility — (John 13:6, 7, 8, 9) What is behind our strong sense of independence? Where do we find sufficiency for our needs?
  • 4thWhen You Don't Need A Bath! — (John 13:10, 11) What is behind feeling detached from a loving God? When we feel out of relationship with Jesus Christ, what can we we choose to do?
  • 5thWashing Feet — (John 13:12, 13, 14,1 5,16, 17) Which is stronger - our sense of forgiveness, or our desire for revenge? What does Jesus mean when He says that we ought to wash one another's feet?
  • 6thNo Other Way — (John 13:18, 19, 20) How do we receive Godly people who lovingly confront us with problems of sin in our life? Does our focus shift to judging them, our rightness, or the Lord's words?
  • 7thThe Point Of No Return — (John 13:21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30) How can resisting God's provision take us to the point of no return? How can accepting God's provision in Christ also take us to a point of no return?
  • 8thThe Secret Of Glory — (John 13:31, 32, 33, 34, 35) What is the secret of glory? How do we achieve the personal fulfillment we are quite properly wanting?
  • 9thBetrayal Or Denial? — (John 13:36, 37, 38) What is our understanding of love? Where does our love originate and thus whose love is it?
  • 10thThe Cure For Troubled Hearts — (John 14:1, 2, 3) Our hearts can often be troubled because of our circumstances. Can we choose not to have troubled hearts?
  • 11thThe Inclusiveness And Exclusiveness Of Jesus — (John 14:4, 5, 6, 7) Is there more than one way to come to God? What do you think we must do to find God?
  • 12thThe Secret Of His Being — (John 14:8, 9, 10, 11) What is the secret of our being? How can we rest from our striving and simply rest in loving?
  • 13thGreater Works — (John 14:12, 13, 14) How are we an influence in the spiritual realm here on earth? Is our faith the center of this life and the basis of our desires?
  • 14thIn His Name — (John 14:13, 14) What does praying in Jesus' name mean? How can we both wait for and presently live a joyful life everyday?
  • 15thThe Secret Of Our Identity — (John 14:15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 20) What is the ultimate secret of our lives? How can we know this is the truth? How is our identity related to our reality?
  • 16thWhat Does It Take To Obey? — (John 14:21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26) If it takes love to obey, what produces love? Why is our identity in Christ so interwoven with finding love and the exercise of its power?
  • 17thThe Inheritance Of Peace — (John 14:27, 28, 29, 30, 31) How does the world give you peace? Can there really be a cure for a troubled heart?
  • 18thGod's Vineyard — (John 15:1, 2, 3) What beautiful analogy has helped many people understand the relationship God wants us to know?
  • 19thActive And Passive — (John 15:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) What is the tremendous difference between our will power and our activity power - between our power to choose and our power to do?
  • 20thThe Greatest Love — (John 15:12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) What does it mean to love one another? How can we love someone we are not drawn to? What role do feelings play in loving others?
  • 21stThe Witness — (John 15:18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 16:1, 2, 3)What is to be our response when we see or experience hate in the world? What is the way we can be an effective witness?
  • 22ndThe Spirit, The World, And You — (John 16:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) How does God convince the world of (the one) sin, righteousness and judgment? How do people realize that there is clear-cut righteousness and absolute evil?
  • 23rdAll That Is Mine Is Yours — (John 16:12, 13, 14, 15) If we learn to think like Jesus, will it enhance our comprehension and enjoyment of truth in any area of life?
  • 24thFrom Sorrow To Joy — (John 16:16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 21, 22, 23, 24) In times of difficulty, do we focus on how long our trial will last? How can our very sorrow produce joy?
  • 25thA Different Kind Of Peace — (John 16:25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33) When we have trouble at work, home or elsewhere, how does it affect our attitude? Why is real peace a result of trust in the person of Jesus?
  • 26thA Prayer For Glory — (John 17:1, 2, 3) Can our finite knowledge bring lasting peace? Do we seek to know the One in whom we may have this peace?
  • 27thPraying What Is Promised — (John 17:4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Why should we pray if God knows what is going to happen? Have we learned to pray based on the promises of God?
  • 28thJesus Prays For His Own — (John 17:9, 10) Of the many blessings one can have in life, what would be the greatest blessing? How do we experience drawing close to God?
  • 29thIn The World — (John 17:11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) As we enter each day, do we acknowledge our vulnerability to the many guises of evil? Do our lives evidence the ownership of Jesus?
  • 30thTrue Unity — (John 17:20, 21, 22, 23) What unity do we demonstrate so the world can see how Jesus holds the key to reality and is indeed the revelation of the invisible God?
  • 31stOur Great Hope — (John 17:24, 25, 26) Must we wait for heaven? Do our lives reflect the glory of Jesus today as well as our hope to behold His glory in the future?

RON TEED
The Gospel of John

TIM TEMPLE
Sermons on John

THIRD MILLENNIUM
The Gospel of John
Introduction to John

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