Monday, August 30, 2010

More with Beth

Beth Moore, that is...

In case you missed my last post...I attended a Beth Moore conference this past weekend with my good friend, JJ. Now, if you've read my blog for any period of time, you know how I feel about Beth Moore! So I was anticipating this weekend with great joy knowing that I (we!) were in for some serious Scripture teaching, a LOT of laughter and much praise and worship! We got all of that and then some!

For this conference, Beth spoke on John 1. What I love SO MUCH about her is that not only is she an encourager and a lover of God's people, but she truly wants you to know and understand His Word.

In this post, I'd like to share just a few things about the Gospel of John that Beth shared with us...
  • Did you know that the Gospel of John is unique to the other Gospels? (I didn't!) In fact, it is 90% (big WOW!) unique to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, which are called the "Synoptic Gospels."
  • The word "believe" is used 98 times in the Gospel of John. It is used 11 times in Mark, 14 times in Matthew and 19 times in Luke. ( would appear that John has a message for us!)
  • The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke are centered around Jesus' public life, while the Gospel of John seems to be more about his private life and private conversations.
  • There are 8 titles for Jesus within the Gospel of John and they are found within the first 51 verses of the first chapter. They are: (v1) the Word, (v4) the life, (v9) the true light, (v18) the only begotten Son, (v29) the Lamb, (v41) the Messiah, (v49) the King, (v51) Son of Man.
  • After verse 17 in chapter 1, the word "grace" is never again mentioned in the Gospel of John; yet John goes on to expound on it throughout the remainder of his accounting.
Grace...5 short letters but a word so full of meaning for those who believe on His name.

I could go on and on. I could have listened to her for a solid month. Beth.........why did you have to leave so soon????????? I still had room for more notes!!!!!!!

Oh...and JJ? Because I know how much you enjoyed the praise and worship music, this one's for you!!

From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
John 1:16
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17 NIV


JJ said...

Can't tell you how much this weekend meant to me. Enjoyed listening & learning from Beth Moore so much, could have listened to her for days and would love to see her again. And yes, the praise & worship was just icing on the cupcake (haha)! What a blessing this weekend was!!!!

Judy said...

LOVE to listen to Beth Moore. I've heard her several times and now it's been several years and I'm feeling the need... :) Oh and to hear Travis and Gang in person... Glad you got to go. (And thanks for visiting MY blog today and for your sweet comments!)