The gospel of John is one of the earliest accounts of the life of Jesus written by one of his closest followers – an eyewitness to many of the events depicted. John’s stated reason for writing this gospel is so that we might know Jesus and receive salvation.
“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:31 (NIV)
In this collection of blog posts about the book of John, you will be introduced to some of the most important aspects of this gospel. I encourage you to read each of these posts listening carefully for God’s voice as you consider the scripture contained therein. After you have absorbed this overview, you should then read the gospel of John for yourself. If you have already read the book of John, I pray these posts will refresh your memory and point you once again to the awesome story of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Before you read one word about the Gospel of John, understand that Jesus is real – He’s alive – and He can change your life forever.
The first chapter of the Book of John applies several names to Jesus that paint a complex picture of His true nature.
In the first few chapters of the Book of John, we are introduced to four events that help us to see and understand the true nature of Jesus.
The Jewish leaders had become so dependent on their own power they were unable to see the true God that was in their midst.
In the last days of His ministry, Jesus used his enormous popularity to preach His powerful message of light and truth.
At the last supper Jesus provided the disciples with His most important teaching which should be a focal point for all believers.
The world we live was designed so that we can learn to overcome evil. This is our training ground. In the end we will have victory.
Jesus left His disciples with a prayer. There is no question that the prayers of Jesus are always fulfilled as spoken.
The connection of the “I am” phrase to God is an important distinction and serves as a reminder that Jesus is in fact claiming to be God.
Jesus conquered evil by letting it conquer Him; thereby gaining victory over the world through this ultimate act of love.
The resurrection of Jesus established His claim to be the Son of God as being true and delivers eternal life to those who believe in Him.
The gospel of John is a personal eyewitness account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, written by someone who was there.