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The Gospel of John: A Sacramental Catechesis

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Our Savior Lutheran Church

2900 Burton St.

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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Although the Gospel of John is frequently interpreted to be without sacramental meaning or reference, the manner in which the story of Jesus is told reveals a pervasive christological, sacramental and ecclesial perspective. The narrative about Jesus is a narrative about the life of the Church grounded in and instantiated in Baptism and the Eucharist. Thus, the story of Jesus is descriptive of the Way, that is, of the manner of life begun and sustained through the Sacraments of the Church; it is descriptive of the Truth, that is, of the reality of grace and faith established in the Sacraments of the Church; it is descriptive of the Life, that is, of the life of God which in Jesus has become the life of man.

Dr. William Weinrich

Dr. Weinrich joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW) faculty in 1975, first at the Springfield, Illinois campus, then in Fort Wayne when the Seminary relocated in 1976. He is professor of Historical Theology specializing in Early Church History and Patristic Studies. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1967), Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (M.Div., 1972), and received his Doctor of Theology degree from the University of Basel, Switzerland (1977). Weinrich served as academic dean of CTSFW (1996-2006); then as rector of the Luther Academy in Riga, Latvia (2007–2010), where he taught extensively and oversaw the Pastoral Ministry Program. He returned to the classroom at CTSFW in 2011. He is the author of John 1:1—7:1 for the Concordia Commentary Series, published by Concordia Publishing House in 2015. He served on the Commission on Theology and Church Relations (1992–2001); Doctrinal Review Commission (1992–1998); third vice president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (1998–2001); fifth vice president of the LCMS (2001–2004). He also served 30 years in the Indiana Air National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2002.

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  1. A Bible. Any English Bible is fine. However, I would suggest either the RSV or ESV.

  2. Pastors (and anyone else!) should bring their Greek text.

  3. Everyone: Read Psalm 119 and consider how the language is Johannine.

  4. Everyone: Read Psalm 69; 118 (both important for John).

  5. Read, or bring along, any commentary on John’s Gospel. We will not be using any specific commentary as guide. However, knowledge of what commentaries claim can assist in our own discussion of the text. Question: Why do I comment as I do? Why does this or that commentator comment as he does?

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