Gospel of John -- Credit Requirements


Welcome to SunsetOnline.org, and to the study of the Gospel of John! You have made an excellent decision in choosing this course of study; may you be richly blessed as you take the course.

The enrollment duration for this course is 270 days (approximately 9 months). This means you will have full access to this course for 270 days from the time you enrolled, and must complete all requirements within that time in order to pass the course. After 270 days, your enrollment will expire and you will no longer have access to the course.

To receive credit from Sunset International Bible Institute, you must complete and turn in all of the following requirements by the Final Exam. Failure to meet all requirements could result in not passing the course.

Lesson Video/Audio

This course is divided into lessons, each of which is offered in two formats: streaming video or streaming audio. You may choose the format that best suits the speed and quality of your internet connection.

Watch or listen to each of the lessons attentively as you go through the course. The video/audio of each lesson is presented side-by-side with a study outline, which you can scroll through and read as you follow along with the instructor.

Before each exam, you will verify -- in a short activity called a Progress Check -- that you have watched or listened to the lessons up to that point in the course. Each Progress Check must be completed with a "Yes" answer in order to pass this course and receive SIBI credit.


The following reading is required for this course:

  1. John, the Gospel of Belief by Merril C. Tenney (available in the bookstore).
  2. Read the book of John (in the Bible) six times during this course of study. Each reading should be completed in one sitting, and at least one reading should be done from a modern speech Bible.

In addition to the above reading, you must also complete and turn in a one page evaluation of John, the Gospel of Belief by Merril C. Tenney. This evaluation paper is due before the final exam.

Memory Work

Throughout the course, you should be working on memorizing the assigned passages of scripture below. You will need to arrange with a friend or relative to be your memory work checker. You must either quote aloud or write from memory each passage listed below, and your memory work checker will check to make sure you accurately memorized each passage.

Please be diligent in doing your memory work. All memory work must be completed to pass this course.

  • Due before the mid-term exam (37 verses):
    • John 20:30-31
    • John 1:1-4
    • John 1:14
    • John 1:17-18
    • John 1: 29
    • John 2:19
    • John 3:1-5
    • John 3:14-17
    • John 4:21-24
    • John 4:35
    • John 5:28-29
    • John 6:27
    • John 6:35
    • John 6:44-45
    • John 6:66-69
    • John 7:37-39
  • Due by the final exam (39 verses):
    • John 8:12
    • John 8:31-32
    • John 8:36
    • John 9:30-31
    • John 10:10-11
    • John 10:17-18
    • John 10:27-30
    • John 11:25-26
    • John 12:24-26
    • John 12:31-33
    • John 12:48
    • John 13:34-35
    • John 14:1-4
    • John 14:6
    • John 14:15
    • John 15:12-14
    • John 16:33
    • John 17:17
    • John 17:20-21
    • John 18:36


  1. Do a word study on each of the following words. Discuss how each word is used in the gospel of John, writing one-quarter to one-half page on each word. The first three will be due before the mid-term exam, and the last three will be due before the final exam.
    • Due before the mid-term exam:
      1. Sign
      2. Believe
      3. Light
    • Due before the final exam:
      1. Love
      2. Life
      3. Name
  2. Write a commentary on John 10:25-29. Discuss this text in relation to the doctrine of the impossibility of apostasy. Use and list at least three sources for your research. This paper should be at least three pages long.


There will be two major exams to complete for this course. The first exam is to be done at the end of lesson 12 and the final exam will be done at the end of the study, after lesson 24. All assignments must be finished by the time of your final exam.

All exams are "closed book" and "closed notes," meaning you are to take the exam without consulting any course textbooks, course study guides, Bibles, notes you have taken, or any other resource (including the lesson pages or any other pages on the internet). In short, the exams are to be taken from memory.

Each exam must be passed with a 70% or better to pass this course. If you get a score lower than 70% on an exam, you will be allowed one re-take of the exam. You should contact SunsetOnline staff to ensure that a re-take will be arranged for you (you will not be able to re-take the exam right away). The maximum grade on a re-take is a 70%, meaning that if you score higher than 70% (and we hope you do), your score will still be recorded as a 70%. A score lower than 70% on a re-take exam will result in not passing the course.

Grade Composition

Readings and Evaluation Paper 10%
Memory Work 15%
Papers 15%
Exams 60%
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