The New Testament
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Table of Contents

John

OUTLINE

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  1. The Eternal Word Incarnated Coming to Bring God into Man 1:1--13:38
    1. Introduction to Life and Building 1:1-51
      1. The Word in Eternity Past, Who Was God, through Creation Coming as Life and Light to Bring Forth the Children of God vv. 1-13
      2. The Word Becoming Flesh, with Grace in Fullness and with Reality, to Declare God in the Only Begotten Son of God vv. 14-18
      3. Jesus as the Lamb of God, with the Holy Spirit as the Dove, Making the Believers Stones for the Building of the House of God with the Son of Man vv. 19-51
        1. Religion Looking for a Great Leader vv. 19-28
        2. Jesus Introduced as a Lamb with a Dove vv. 29-34
        3. Bringing Forth Stones for God's Building vv. 35-51
    2. Life's Principle and Life's Purpose 2:1-22
      1. Life's Principle -- To Change Death into Life vv. 1-11
        1. Christ Coming in Resurrection to the People in Their Enjoyment vv. 1-2
        2. Their Human Life Running Out and Their Being Filled with Death vv. 3-7
        3. Christ Changing Their Death into Life Eternal vv. 8-11
      2. Life's Purpose -- To Build the House of God vv. 12-22
        1. Christ Cleansing the Temple vv. 12-17
        2. The Body of Jesus, the Temple, Destroyed and Raised Up in Resurrection vv. 18-22
    3. Life Meeting the Need of Man's Every Case 2:23 --11:57
      1. The Need of the Moral -- Life's Regenerating 2:23 -- 3:36
        1. The Lord's Commitment Not in Miracles but in Life 2:23 -- 3:1
        2. Regeneration by the Divine Spirit in the Human Spirit 3:2-13
        3. Satan's Evil Nature in Man's Flesh Being Judged on the Cross through the Death of Christ in the Form of the Serpent That the Believers May Have Eternal Life 3:14-21
        4. The Regenerated People Becoming the Bride of Christ as His Increase 3:22-30
        5. The Immeasurable Son of God for Man's Believing unto Eternal Life 3:31-36
      2. The Need of the Immoral -- Life's Satisfying 4:1-42
        1. A Thirsty Savior and a Thirsty Sinner vv. 1-8
        2. The Emptiness of Religion's Tradition and the Fullness of Life's Living Water vv. 9-14
        3. The Way to Take the Living Water vv. 15-26
          1. To Make Confession of Sins vv. 15-18
          2. To Contact God the Spirit in the Human Spirit and in Truthfulness vv. 19-24
          3. To Believe That Jesus Is the Christ vv. 25-26
        4. A Living Testimony with a Marvelous Harvest vv. 27-42
      3. The Need of the Dying -- Life's Healing 4:43-54
        1. Christ Coming Back to Visit the Place of Weak and Fragile People vv. 43-46a
        2. The Weak and Fragile People Dying vv. 46b-49
        3. Healing by the Life-giving Word and through Believing vv. 50-54
      4. The Need of the Impotent -- Life's Enlivening 5:1-47
        1. The Inadequacy of Religion's Law-keeping and the Sufficiency of the Son's Life-giving vv. 1-9
        2. Religion's Opposition to Life vv. 10-16
        3. The Son Equal with the Father in Giving Life and Executing Judgment vv. 17-30
        4. The Son's Fourfold Testimony vv. 31-47
          1. The Testimony of John the Baptist vv. 32-35
          2. The Testimony of the Son's Work v. 36
          3. The Testimony of the Father vv. 37-38
          4. The Testimony of the Scriptures vv. 39-47
      5. The Need of the Hungry -- Life's Feeding 6:1-71
        1. The Hungry World and the Feeding Christ vv. 1-15
        2. The Troubled World and the Peace-giving Christ vv. 16-21
        3. The Bread of Life vv. 22-71
          1. Seekers after the Perishing Food vv. 22-31
          2. Food Abiding to Eternal Life vv. 32-71
            1. Incarnated vv. 32-51a
            2. Slain vv. 51b-55
            3. Resurrected to Indwell vv. 56-59
            4. Ascended vv. 60-62
            5. Becoming the Life-giving Spirit vv. 63-65
            6. Embodied and Realized in the Word of Life vv. 66-71
      6. The Need of the Thirsty -- Life's Quenching 7:1-52
        1. Life under the Persecution of Religion vv. 1-36
          1. Religion's Plot and Religion's Feast vv. 1-2
          2. Life's Suffering of Man's Unbelief vv. 3-5
          3. Life's Limitation in Time vv. 6-9
          4. Life's Seeking of God's Glory vv. 10-24
          5. Life's Source and Origin -- God the Father vv. 25-36
        2. Life's Cry to the Thirsty Ones vv. 37-39
        3. Division Caused by Life's Appearance vv. 40-52
      7. The Need of Those under the Bondage of Sin -- Life's Setting Free 7:53 -- 8:59
        1. Who Is without Sin? 7:53 -- 8:9
        2. Who Can Condemn and Forgive Sin? 8:10-11
        3. Who Can Set People Free from Sin? 8:12-36
          1. Christ, the Light of the World and the Giver of the Light of Life vv. 12-20
          2. Christ, the I Am vv. 21-27
          3. Christ, the Son of Man Lifted Up vv. 28-30
          4. Christ, the Son as the Reality vv. 31-36
        4. Who Is the Source of Sin and Who Is the Multiplication of Sin? 8:37-44
          1. The Source of Sin -- The Devil, the Liar, the Father of Liars v. 44
          2. The Multiplication of Sin -- The Children of the Devil, Those out of the Devil vv. 37-44
        5. Who Is Jesus? 8:45-59
          1. The One Who Is without Sin vv. 45-51
          2. The One Who Is the I Am before Abraham vv. 52-59
      8. The Need of the Blind in Religion -- Life's Sight and Life's Shepherding 9:1--10:42
        1. Life's Sight -- For the Blind in Religion 9:1-41
          1. Born Blind vv. 1-3
          2. Receiving Sight by the Light and the Anointing of Life vv. 4-13
          3. Persecuted by Religion vv. 14-34
          4. Believing into the Son of God vv. 35-38
          5. Life's Judgment on the Blind Religionists vv. 39-41
        2. Life's Shepherding -- For the Believers outside of Religion 10:1-42
          1. The Sheepfold, the Door, and the Pasture -- For the Sheep vv. 1-9
          2. The Shepherd, the Divine Life, and the Soulish Life -- For the Flock vv. 10-21
          3. The Eternal Life, the Son's Hand, and the Father's Hand -- For the Security of the Sheep vv. 22-30
          4. The Persecution of Religion vv. 31-39
          5. Life's Desertion of Religion and Life's New Standing vv. 40-42
      9. The Need of the Dead -- Life's Resurrecting 11:1-57
        1. The Dead Man and His Need vv. 1-4
        2. The Frustration of Human Opinions vv. 5-40
        3. Life's Resurrecting vv. 41-44
        4. The Conspiracy of Religion and Life's Vicarious Death for the Gathering of God's Children vv. 45-57
    4. Life's Issue and Multiplication 12:1-50
      1. Life's Issue -- A House of Feasting (a Miniature of the Church Life) vv. 1-11
      2. Life's Multiplication for the Church through Death and Resurrection (the Glorification of God and the Judgment upon the World and Satan Implied) vv. 12-36a
      3. Religion's Unbelief and Blindness vv. 36b-43
      4. Life's Declaration to the Unbelieving Religion vv. 44-50
    5. Life's Washing in Love to Maintain Fellowship 13:1-38
      1. Washing by the Lord Himself vv. 1-11
      2. Washing by One Another among the Believers vv. 12-17
      3. Washed, but Not in the Fellowship vv. 18-30
      4. Washed and Willing to Remain in the Fellowship, but Failing vv. 31-38
  2. Jesus Crucified and Christ Resurrected Going to Prepare the Way to Bring Man into God, and as the Spirit Coming to Abide and Live in the Believers for the Building of God's Habitation 14:1-- 21:25
    1. Life's Indwelling -- For the Building of God's Habitation 14:1--16:33
      1. The Dispensing of the Triune God -- For the Producing of His Abode 14:1-31
        1. Jesus Going through Death and Christ Coming in Resurrection to Bring the Believers into the Father vv. 1-6
        2. The Triune God Dispensing Himself into the Believers vv. 7-20
          1. The Father Embodied in the Son Seen among the Believers vv. 7-14
          2. The Son Realized as the Spirit to Abide in the Believers vv. 15-20
        3. The Triune God Making an Abode with the Believers vv. 21-24
        4. The Comforter's Reminding and Life's Peace vv. 25-31
      2. The Organism of the Triune God in the Divine Dispensing 15:1--16:4
        1. The Vine and the Branches Being an Organism to Glorify the Father by Expressing the Riches of the Divine Life 15:1-11
        2. The Branches Loving One Another to Express the Divine Life in Fruit-bearing 15:12-17
        3. The Vine and the Branches, Separated from the World, Being Hated and Persecuted by the Religious World 15:18 --16:4
      3. The Work of the Spirit Consummating in the Mingling of Divinity with Humanity 16:5-33
        1. The Son's Going for the Spirit's Coming vv. 5-7
        2. The Work of the Spirit vv. 8-15
          1. To Convict the World vv. 8-11
          2. To Glorify the Son by Revealing Him with the Fullness of the Father to the Believers vv. 12-15
          3. To Transmit to the Believers All That the Father and the Son Have v. 13
        3. The Son to Be Born in Resurrection as a Newborn Child vv. 16-24
        4. The Believers Having Peace in the Son in Spite of Persecution vv. 25-33
    2. Life's Prayer 17:1-26
      1. The Son to Be Glorified That the Father May Be Glorified vv. 1-5
      2. The Believers to Be Built Up into One vv. 6-24
        1. In the Father's Name by the Eternal Life vv. 6-13
        2. In the Triune God through Sanctification by the Holy Word vv. 14-21
        3. In the Divine Glory for the Expression of the Triune God vv. 22-24
      3. The Father to Be Shown Righteous in Loving the Son and His Believers vv. 25-26
    3. Life's Process through Death and Resurrection for Multiplication 18:1-- 20:13, 17
      1. Delivering Himself in Voluntary Boldness to Be Processed 18:1-11
      2. Examined in His Dignity by Mankind 18:12-38a
        1. By the Jews according to God's Law in Their Religion vv. 12-27
        2. By the Gentiles according to Man's Law in Their Politics vv. 28-38a
      3. Sentenced in Man's Injustice by Blind Religion with Dark Politics 18:38b --19:16
      4. Tested in God's Sovereignty by Death 19:17-30
      5. Issuing in Blood and Water 19:31-37
      6. Resting in Human Honor 19:38-42
      7. Resurrecting in Divine Glory 20:1-13, 17
        1. Leaving the Old Creation in the Tomb as a Testimony Provided by His Appreciators and Discovered by His Seekers vv. 1-10
        2. Testified by Angels Sent by God vv. 11-13
        3. Bringing Forth Many Brothers and Making His Father and God Theirs v. 17
    4. Life in Resurrection 20:14 -- 21:25
      1. Appearing to the Seekers and Ascending to the Father 20:14-18
      2. Coming as the Spirit to Be Breathed into the Believers 20:19-25
      3. Meeting with the Believers 20:26-31
      4. Moving and Living with the Believers 21:1-14
      5. Working and Walking with the Believers 21:15-25

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