This course hopes to bring transformation to our students through a verse-by-verse study of John’s gospel. It is designed to impart exegetical understanding leading to a Christ-focused passion through the text, for His glory. The book is recognized as the unique fourth gospel that offers a portrait of Jesus Christ like no other book of the Bible.
- Grow more in love with Jesus Christ, establishing a deeper knowledge of Him and intimacy with Him through the study of His Word. The primary goal of this class and the CCSoD as a whole is to grow in your relationship with Jesus.
- Get an overview of the Gospel of John to know what it says and what makes it distinct from the synoptic gospels.
- Learn the main principles and doctrines of John for believers in Jesus, to be able to better understand and defend your faith against attacks.
- Learn the life and ministry of Jesus Christ Himself, as He is our ultimate example of how to follow God, love others, and serve others.
Attendance/Participation – One aspect of grading will be based upon your attendance and participation during classes. If you always come and share a little, you’ll do great! Everyone is allowed one unexcused absence.
- Each week you will be required to read through the entire Gospel of John.
- There will be required reading and book reports from the book Living Water: The Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life, by Pastor Chuck Smith, Costa Mesa, CA. The Word for Today, 2001.
*This book can be purchased or found for free in pdf format at https://cciog.org/e-books2/
- Other smaller assignments will be given during the course of the semester.
*All homework assignments are due on the designated date; there will be NO late homework accepted.
Midterm – We will have a Midterm paper due during the term on April 28th. The topic will be one of the main themes of the gospel of John, chosen by the student.
Final – We will have a Final Exam at the end of the semester on June 23rd. It will be a review of the material taught throughout the entire class.
Your grade in this class will be based upon the criteria above. The percentages are as follows:
Attendance = 10%
Homework = 40%
Midterm = 20%
Final = 30%
97-100 A+ 77-79 C+ Below 60 F
93-96 A 73-76 C
90-92 A- 70-72 C-
87-89 B+ 67-69 D+
83-86 B 63-66 D
80-82 B- 60-62 D-
Anyone who plagiarizes (i.e., presents as one’s own work something which has been taken from someone else) may receive an automatic failure on that piece of work and a warning. (Plagiarism can involve the taking of an idea or structure of a written work as well as the actual copying of what is written.) For a first-time offense, the student will receive a 0% grade for the paper with a 1-week grace period to rectify and correct the paper. If such corrections are made on time and to the standards of the course outline the result will be a grade maximum grade of 60%. A second offense of plagiarism will result in failure (“F”) for the final course grade.