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Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

J. C. Ryle

Notes on John Chapter 5

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Notes on 5:1-15

Notes on 5:16-23

Notes on 5:24-29

Notes on 5:30-39

Notes on 5:40-47

Chapter 5 is one of the deepest chapters of John's Gospel. In this chapter the Jews try to stone Jesus because he made himself equal with God by something he said. What was it?

Jesus also talks about the resurrection. In fact, according to Ryle, Jesus discusses no fewer than eleven important topics in chapter 5.

"The amazing fullness of our Lord's teaching appears most strikingly in the address contained in this chapter. Within the short span of twenty-nine verses, we find no less than eleven mighty subjects brought forward. (1) The intimate relation of the Father and the Son. (2) The divine commission and dignity of the Son. (3) The privileges of the man who believes. (4) The quickening of the spiritually dead. (5) The judgment. (6) The resurrection of the body. (7) The value of miracles. (8) The Scriptures. (9) The corruption of man's will the secret of man's ruin. (10) The love of man's praise the cause of unbelief. (11) The importance of the writings of Moses."

These are the technical notes by J. C. Ryle that accompany his expository comments on John chapter 5.

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