Gospel of John – BIBL 160

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

A thorough investigation of the fourth Gospel, highlighting the person and work of Jesus Christ, God’s own Son. Differences between this gospel and the synoptics will be considered.




This course explores the Gospel of John and its subject, Jesus Christ, as well as issues related to both topics in order to edify the student’s faith and equip him/her for effective ministry.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the Old Testament feasts in John.
  2. Construct a chronological timeline of the life of Jesus Christ as shown in John.
  3. Analyze how the deity of Christ is developed in the Gospel of John.
  4. Compare the Gospel of John with the three synoptic Gospels.
  5. Articulate the case for John the Apostle as the author of the Fourth Gospel.
  6. Evaluate various views of the Gospel of John critically in light of what is taught in this course.
  7. Relate principles from the Gospel of John to his/her own life.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4), MLO: A, D, E, F, G

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150 words.

Reading Report, MLO: F

Throughout the course, the student must read the Gospel of John twice and the assigned Towns and Morris textbook readings.The student must fill out the Reading Report Form, answering questions about what he/she has read.

Term Papers, MLO: F, G

Throughout the course the student will have two Term Papers. For each paper, the student will select and fully discuss one of the topics from the list provided in the Term Paper Instructions. The paper must contain at least 4 full pages, double-spaced, with section titles. The student must reference the Bible, and the Morris and Towns textbook. In addition, the student must follow current Turabian format. –Internet is not to be used for the Research Papers, only the textbooks.

Quizzes (8) MLO: B, E, F

The student will take 8 quizzes covering the course reading and presentations. Each quiz contains anywhere from 8–30 multiple-choice, true/false, and matching questions. In addition, each quiz is open-book/open-notes and must be completed in 30 minutes.