The Message and Purpose of this book was to prove Jesus was the Christ, the promised Messiah (for the Jews) and the Son of God for the Gentiles (whoever is not a Jew).
The author of this book is the apostle John. He was referred to as one of the sons of thunder and also as the disciple that Jesus loved.
The teachings are to lead believers into a life of divine friendship with Our Lord and Our Friend.
The key word in this Gospel is ‘believe’. Its so important it can be discovered 98 times in the Gospel of John. Like a parent repeating the same set of instructions, so that it lodges itself into their teenagers head, so to is God trying to draw your attention to just how important belief is.
John’s aim in this gospel was to confirm and reveal the deity of our Lord Jesus.
In every chapter he wrote so we could see Jesus deity for ourselves.
There are seven witness of His Deity.
Seven miracles to prove His Deity
Seven I AM’s in which He reveals His God nature.
The excitement in learning from this wonderful book, in The New Testament, we can learn:
Jesus is God in Flesh, and is The Way, The Truth and The Life.
It is only by having a relationship with Christ Jesus that we will experience God.
We become a Child of God by receiving Jesus.
Jesus can forgive even our most dreadful sins.
Though we fail at times, Jesus extends His forgiveness to us.
Restoration turns uselessness into usefulness.
Jesus’ last word in His Gospel “you must follow me”
This is for all of us, may we all follow Our Lord and Our Friend in loving obedience till He comes again.
The Message is awesome, Jesus is the Christ. John 1 Verse 12 “ But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His Name”.
Nothing more surer
O F J.