The Gospel of John
More than any other Gospel, John reveals the person of Jesus Christ.
No other writer reveals Jesus so intimately as John. He pulls back the curtain to share Jesus’ private, powerful prayer to His Father for us, His disciples. He tells us Jesus wept over the sorrow of Martha and Mary. He records Jesus’ deep teachings about the indwelling Holy Spirit. He reveals most fully Jesus’ tender love for the little flock who responded to His call to follow Him. He gives us even the innermost thoughts and emotions of the Lord.
Do you long to understand the true meaning of life, to have assurance of eternal life, to know God? Do you, as a believer, crave the “life to the full” that flows out to those around you, the fullness of the Holy Spirit promised by Jesus? Then you must receive the words of this book. You will find all these desires fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ as He is revealed in this Gospel.
Today we speak casually of the four Gospels, but the early church spoke of the one gospel – the hope-filled proclamation of the coming of Jesus Christ, who died for our sins and rose again that we might stand in God’s presence. Gospel means “good news.” That's not only an understatement. It's the best news ever! This is the glorious news of what God in Christ has accomplished for His people. The gospel is the life-changing power of God that brings salvation and eternal life to all who believe.
The Gospel of John Themes
Identity of Jesus
"Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29)
Signs of Jesus
"Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 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 20:30-31)
Faith in Jesus
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)
“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.”