Great Words of the Gospel

By H. A. Ironside. Litt.D,

Moody Press
Chicago, Illinois
Copyright, 1944

The Gospel of Luke (Snaddon)

Study on John 14:6

“I am the way, the truth and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by Me.”

The Gospel of John is built around two groups of miracles: (1) The realm of words, and (2) The realm of works. John’s Gospel was not written to give a chronological exposition of the life of Jesus Christ, as the synoptics do. John’s purpose in writing was to prove that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God. John 19:31 says, “But these things are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you might have life through His name.” To fulfill this purpose, John chose seven miracles in the realm of words and seven in the realm of works.

The miracles in the realm of works are as follows:

1. The changing of water into wine (John 2:1-12)

2. The healing of the nobleman’s son (John 4:46-56)

3. The healing of the impotent man (John 5:1-16)

4. The feeding of the five thousand (John 6:1-14)

5. Jesus walking on the water (John 6:15-21)

6. Jesus healing the man born blind (John 9)

7. Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead (John 11)


The miracles in the realm of words are as follows:

1. I am the Bread of Life (John 6)

2. I am the Light of the world (John 9)

3. I am the Door (John 10)

4. I am the Good Shepherd (John 10)

5. I am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11)

6. I am the Way (John 14)

7. I am the True Vine (John 15)

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