Book Of John
Book of John - The Evangelistic Gospel
The Book of John stands apart from the other three Gospels. Written nearly 30 years after Matthew, Mark and Luke, the purpose of John is dramatically evangelistic. John's language and tone emphasizes the focus of his book. Words such as "believe," "life," "love," "truth," "eternal" and "grace" are used more in the Book of John than in the other three Gospels combined.
Book of John - The Glorious Scripture
The Book of John is addressed to all the people of the world and reveals the glorious truth of Jesus Christ. We'll let the scripture speak for itself…
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). “I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One” (John 1:34).
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:16-17).
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life” (John 5:24).
“Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty’” (John 6:35). Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life (John 6:47).
“‘Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’ They answered him, ‘We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?’” (John 8:32-33).
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11). “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one” (John 10:27-30).
Book of John - The Wonderful Good News
The Book of John proclaims the wonderful Good News of Jesus Christ. John declares, "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).
Through Christ's own words, we understand the simple truth of His message. He then asks each of us to search our own hearts as to where our eternal hope rests…
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26).
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