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OUTLINES OF THE BIBLE

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

By Pastor Jared Decker

Chapter 1—”God’s Incarnation On Earth”

Key Verse: 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

I. The Word (John 1:1-14)
His Eternality and Godhood (1:1-5)
His Forerunner (1:6-8)
His Light (1:9-13)
His Incarnation (1:14)

II. The Witness (John 1:15-34)
John’s Witness of his work (1:15-26)
John’s Witness of Christ’s work (1:27-31)
John’s Witness of the Spirit’s work (1:32-34)

III. The Work (John 1:35-51)
The Famed Deity (1:35-39)
The First Disciples (1:40-49)
The Future Discussed (1:50-51)

Chapter 2—”God’s Work On Earth”

Key Verse: 2:19 – “Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

I. The First Miracle (John 2:1-12)
The Invitation (2:1-2)
The Impression (2:3-8)
The Exaltation (2:9-11)
The Relocation (2:12)

II. The First Passover (John 2:13-25)
The Entrance to the Temple (2:13-14)
The Zeal in the Temple (2:15-17)
The Prophecy of the Resurrection (2:18-22)
The Belief in the Word (2:23-25)

Chapter 3—”God’s New Birth On Earth”

Key Verse: 3:36 – “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

I. Discourse With Nicodemus (John 3:1-21)
New Birth is Required (3:1-3)
New Birth is Real (3:4-15)
New Birth is Reachable (3:16-21)

II. Decrease of John the Baptist (John 3:22-30)
John Baptizes Converts (3:22-24)
Jews Belittle Christ (3:25-26)
John Boosts Christ (3:27-30)

III. Declaration of Christ (John 3:31-36)
John Declaration of Christ (3:31-32)
John Detail of Christ (3:33-35)
John Directs to Christ (3:36)

Chapter 4—”God’s Mercy On Earth”

Key Verse: 4:24 – “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

I. The Way to Samaria (John 4:1-6)
Jesus sees the Way (4:1-3)
Jesus sees the Will (4:4)
Jesus sees the Well (4:5-6)

II. The Woman of Samaria (John 4:7-28)
The Saviour’s Request (4:7-10)
The Sinner’s Reply (4:11-12)
The Saviour’s Rebuke (4:13-18)
The Sinner’s Religion (4:19-25)
The Saviour’s Revelation (4:26)
The Sinner’s Response (4:27-28)

III. The Witness at Samaria (John 4:29-39)
The Witness of the Woman(4:29-30)
The Food of the Followers(4:31-33)
The Meat of the Master (4:34-38)
The Salvation of the Samaritans (4:39)

IV. The Working in Samaria (John 4:40-45)
The Petition of the Samaritans (4:40)
The Profession of the Sinners (4:41-42)
The Parting of the Saviour (4:43-45)

V. The Word Heals a Son (John 4:46-54)
The Son’s Sickness (4:46-48)
The Father’s Faith (4:49-50)
The Miracle’s Mark (4:51-54)

Chapter 5—”God’s Revelation On Earth”

Key Verse: 5:39 – “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which    testify of me.”

I. The Work of Jesus (John 5:1-18)
The Pool at Bethesda (5:1-4)
The Person at Bethesda (5:5-7)
The Power at Bethesda (5:8-14)
The Persecution at Bethesda (5:15-18)

II. The Word of Jesus (John 5:19-32)
Dependence on the Father (5:19-27)
Dual Resurrection (5:28-32)

III. The Witness to Jesus (John 5:33-47)
The Witness Before (5:33-35)
The Works (5:36)
The Wonderful Father (5:37-38)
The Written Word (5:39-47)

Chapter 6—”God’s Bread On Earth”

Key Verse: 6:35 – “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”

I. Dinner for the Multitude (John 6:1-14)
The Multitude Follows(6:1-4)
The Miraculous Feast (6:5-10)
The Master Feeds (6:11)
The Meal’s Fragments (6:12-14)

II. Departure to the Sea (John 6:15-21)
The Master on the Mountain (6:15)
The Servants on the Ship (6:16-17)
The Wind on the Water (6:18)
The Saviour on the Sea (6:19-21)

III. Discourse on the Bread (John 6:22-59)
The Press of the Multitude (6:22-31)
The Preaching of the Master (6:32-40)
The Philosophy of the Men (6:41-42)
The Power of the Message (6:43-59)

IV. Disciples Tested (John 6:60-66)
The Tested Disciples (6:60-61)
The Taught Disciples (6:62-65)
The Turncoat Disciples (6:66)

IV. Direction Questioned (John 6:67-71)
Question of Direction (6:67)
Confession of Faith (6:68-69)
Confirmation of Betrayal (6:70-71)

Chapter 7—”God’s Word On Earth”

Key Verse: 7:38 – “(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)”

I. The Antagonism of His Family (John 7:1-9)
Jesus Sees His Family (7:1-5)
Jesus Schools His Family (7:6-7)
Jesus Sends His Family (7:8-9)

II. The Attitude of the Jews (John 7:10-29)
Jesus Secretly Enters (7:10-13)
Jesus Speaks Eloquently (7:14-24)
Jesus Seen Effectively (7:25-29)

III. The Antipathy of the Rulers (John 7:30-53)
Jews Seek to Kill (7:30-32)
Jesus Speaks of Kingship (7:33-39)
Justice Sought by Knowledge (7:40-51)
Judges Scatter the Kindred (7:51-53)

Chapter 8—”God’s Light On Earth”

Key Verse: 8:12 – “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

I. The Woman Interceded for by Christ (John 8:1-11)
The Journey From the Mount (8:1-2)
The Judges Without the Man (8:3-5)
The Judgment in the Mind (8:6-9)
The Justice of the Master (8:10-11)

II. The World Illuminated by Christ (John 8:12-27)
The Light of the World (8:12-13)
The Law of the World (8:14-18)
The Life of the World (8:19-27)

III. The Wicked Imprisoned by Sin (John 8:28-47)
Freedom Bought by Christ (8:28-32)
Freedom Kept by Christ (8:33-38)
Freedom Kept from Carnal (8:39-47)

IV. The Witnesses’ Indignation Toward Christ (John 8:48-59)
The Certainty of Jesus (8:48-51)
The Complaint of the Jews (8:52-56)
The Claim as Jehovah (8:57-59)

Chapter 9—”God’s Power On Earth”

Key Verse: 9:4 – “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”

I. A Young Man Healed (John 9:1-9)
The Disciple’s Ignorance (9:1-2)
The Deliverer’s Intercession (9:3-6)
The Direct Instructions (9:7)
The Disputing Inhabitants (9:8-9)

II. A Young Man Questioned (John 9:10-24)
The Question of the Healing (9:10-11)
The Question of the Healer (9:12-17)
The Question of the Healed (9:18-24)

III. A Young Man Convinced (John 9:25-33)
The Confession of the Healing (9:25-26)
The Confession of the Healer(9:27-33)

IV. A Young Man Converted (John 9:34-41)
Cast into the Street (9:34)
Contacted by the Saviour (9:35-37)
Confession to Salvation (9:38)
Confusion of the Searching (9:39-41)

Chapter 10—”God’s Flock On Earth”

Key Verse: 10:28-30 – “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.”

I. The Preaching on the Good Shepherd (John 10:1-5)
The Door of the Shepherd (10:1-2)
The Voice of the Shepherd (10:3-5)

II. The Parable of the Good Shepherd (John 10:6-21)
Jesus as the Sheep Gate (10:6-10)
Jesus as the Shepherd (10:11-16)
Jesus as the Sacrifice (10:17-21)

III. The People of the Good Shepherd (John 10:22-38)
The Lack of Belief (10:22-26)
The Life in Belief (10:27-30)
The Lesson of Belief (10:31-38)

IV. The Passage of the Good Shepherd (John 10:39-42)
Beyond Jordan (10:39-40)
Belief in Jesus (10:41-42)

Chapter 11—”God’s New Life On Earth”

Key Verse: 11:25 – “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”

I. The Friend’s Sickness (John 11:1-18)
The Sickness in Bethany (11:1-2)
The Sisters in Bethany (11:3-6)
The Sorrow in Bethany (11:7-15)
The Saviour in Bethany (11:16-18)

II. The Faithless Sisters (John 11:19-33)
The Weeping Woman (11:19-22)
The Life-giving Lord (11:23-26)
The Secret Summons (11:27-29)
The Groaning Grief (11:30-33)

III. The Faithful Saviour (John 11:34-45)
The Weeping Lord (11:34-37)
The Worried Listeners (11:38-40)
The Words of Life (11:41-45)

IV. The Foolish Schemers (John 11:46-57)
The Parley of the Pharisees (11:46-48)
The Prophecy of the Priest (11:49-52)
The Plot of the Persecution (11:53-54)
The Preparation of the Passover (11:55-57)

Chapter 12—”God’s Glory On Earth”

Key Verse: 12:32 – “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”

I. The Anointing for Death (John 12:1-11)
The Supper for Jesus (12:1-2)
The Spikenard for Jesus (12:3)
The Scoffers of Jesus (12:4-8)
The Searchers for Jesus (12:9-11)

II. The Entry for Death (John 12:12-19)
The Praise (12:12-16)
The People (12:17-18)
The Pharisees (12:19)

III. The Glorification for Death (John 12:20-29)
The Greeks Seek Him (12:20-22)
The Faithful Serve Him (12:23-26)
The Father Shines on Him (12:27-29)

IV. The Announcement for Death (John 12:30-50)
The Prophesies of Death (12:30-36)
The People Believe Not (12:37-41)
The Pharisees Confessed Not (12:42-43)
The Preaching of Belief (12:44-50)

Chapter 13—”God’s Betrayal On Earth”

Key Verse: 13:34-35 – “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

I. Jesus’ Fullness of Service (John 13:1-20)
The Preparation of the Passover (13:1)
The Feet of the Followers (13:2-5)
The Plea of Peter (13:6-11)
The Sermon of the Saviour (13:12-20)

II. Jesus’ Foresight of Betrayal (John 13:21-35)
The Worry of the Saviour (13:21)
The Wondering of the Servants (13:22-25)
The Witness of the Sop (13:26-30)
The Work of the Son (13:31-35)

III. Jesus’ Foresight of Denial (John 10:36-38)
The Pride of Peter (13:36-37)
The Declaration of Denial (13:38)

Chapter 14—”God’s Promise On Earth”

Key Verse: 14:6 – “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

I. The Coming of Christ (John 14:1-6)
The Promise of a Place (14:1-2)
The Preparation of a Place (14:3-4)
The Passage of a Place (14:5-6)

II. The Certainty of Christ’s Deity (John 14:7-15)
The Question of the Trinity (14:7-9)
The Question of Faith (14:10-12)
The Question of Love (14:13-15)

III. The Coming of the Comforter (John 14:16-26)
From the Father (14:16-17)
For the Believer (14:18-22)
For the Work (14:23-26)

IV. The Clarification of the Coming (John 14:27-31)
The Peace of God (14:27)
The Coming of God (14:28-29)
The Work of God (14:30-31)

Chapter 15—”God’s Instruction On Earth”

Key Verse: 15:7 – “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

I. The Believer and the Vine (John 15:1-17)
The Foliage of the Vine (15:1-4)
The Fruits of the Vine (15:5-12)
The Friends of the Vine (15:13-17)

II. The Believer and the World (John 15:18-25)
Hated by the World (15:18-19)
Persecuted by the World (15:20-21)
Despised by the World (15:22-25)

III. The Believer and the Spirit (John 15:26-27)
The Promise of the Spirit (15:26)
The Performance of the Servants (15:27)

Chapter 16—”God’s Instruction On Earth”

Key Verse: 16:7-8 – “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of   judgment:”

I. His Warning (John 16:1-6)
To Avert Offence (16:1)
To Announce Opposition (16:2-3)
To Avoid Oversight (16:4-6)

II. His Work (John 16:7-15)
The Declaration of the Work (16:7-8)
1. Convict the World of Sin (16:8a)
2. Convict the World of Righteousness (16:8b)
3. Convict the World of Judgment (16:8c)
The Explanation of the Work (16:9-11)
1. Because Sinners Believe Not (16:9)
2. Because Sinners See Not (16:10)
3. Because Satan Flees Not from Judgment (16:11)
The Intention of the Work (16:12-13)
The Glorification of the Work (16:14-15)

III. His Way (John 16:16-33)
The Plan of the Father (16:16-19)
The Pleasure of the Father (16:20-22)
The Provision of the Father (16:23-27)
The Peace of the Father (16:28-33)

Chapter 17—”God’s Prayer On Earth”

Key Verse: 17:17 – “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

I. The Glorification (John 17:1-10)
The Request for Adoration (17:1-5)
The Request for Admiration (17:6-8)
The Request for Alleviation (17:9-10)

II. The Separation (John 17:11-16)
The Request for Preservation (17:11-12)
The Request for Peace (17:13-14)
The Request for Protection (17:15-16)

III. The Sanctification (John 17:17-26)
The Request for Sanctification (17:17-19)
The Request for Salvation (17:20-23)
The Request for Sight (17:24-26)

Chapter 18—”God’s Trial On Earth”

Key Verse: 18:36 – “Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.”

I. In the Garden of Gethsemane (John 18:1-11)
The Word in the Garden (18:1)
The Wicked in the Garden (18:2-6)
The Warfare in the Garden (18:7-10)
The Wonder in the Garden (18:11, Luke 22:51)

II. In the Palace of the High Priest (John 18:12-27)
The Distress (18:12-14)
The Denial (18:15-18)
1. In the Shadows (18:15)
2. In the Square (18:16)
3. In the Sham (18:17-18)
The Discourse (18:19-24)
The Disavowal (18:25-27)

III. In the Hall of Pilate (John 18:28-40)
The Attempt to Dismiss (18:28-32)
The Accusation to Deny (18:33-35)
The Argument to Deliberate (18:36-38)
The Analysis to Discharge (18:39-40)

Chapter 19—”God’s Rejection On Earth”

Key Verse: 19:30 – “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”

I. The Beating (John 19:1-5)
The Scourging (19:1)
The Scorning (19:2)
The Striking (19:3)
The Showing (19:4-5)

II. The Discussion (John 19:6-15)
The Angry Crowd (19:6-7)
The Apprehensive Chief (19:8-9)
The Assuring Christ (19:10-11)
The Adamant Condemnation (19:12-15)

III. The Crucifixion (John 19:16-30)
The Path to Golgotha (19:16-17)
The Pain at Golgotha (19:18-22)
The Prophecy of Golgotha (19:23-24)
The People at Golgotha (19:25-27)
The Petition on Golgotha (19:28-29)
The Payment of Golgotha (19:30)

IV. The Burial (John 19:31-42)
The Removal Hastened (19:31-33)
The Running Heart (19:34-37)
The Remains Hauled (19:38-42)

Chapter 20—”God’s Resurrection On Earth”

Key Verse: 20:8 – “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:”

I. The Faithless Followers (John 20:1-10)
The Spices for the Dead (20:1a)
The Stone for the Departed (20:1b)
The Statement for the Disciples (20:2)
The Sign for the Doubting (20:3-10)

II. The Weeping Woman (John 20:11-18)
The Contact of the Angles (20:11-13)
The Conversation of the Master (20:14-16)
The Command of the Lord (20:17-18)

III. The Gathering Group (John 20:19-24)
The Appearance in the Group (20:19-23)
The Absence in the Group (20:24)

IV. The Doubting Disciple (John 20:23-31)
The Assertion of the Disciples (20:25a)
The Announcement of the Doubter (20:25b)
The Appearance of the Deity (20:26-29)
The Absence of the Details (20:30-31)

Chapter 21—”God’s Epilogue On Earth”

Key Verse: 21:25 – “And there are 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. Amen.”

I. The Backslidden Brethren (John 21:1-3)
The Departure from the Lord of the Present (21:1-2)
The Departure to the Life of the Past (21:3)

II. The Miraculous Master (John 21:4-13)
The Lord on the Shore (21:4-5)
The Losers on the Sea (21:6-8)
The Lunch on the Sand (21:9-13)

III. The Love Lesson (John 21:14-25)
The Pursuit of the Sincerity (21:14-17)
The Prophecy of the Sacrifice (21:18-19)
The Passing of the Spotlight (21:20-21)
The Plea of the Saviour (21:22)
The Plunder of the Statement (21:23)
The Purity of the Scriptures (21:24-25)