The Gospel of John: Pt. 1 – Overview
You can’t miss out on John’s main message. This gospel is all about sonship—specifically the fact that Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus faced a lot of opposition, but with each trial, he presented proof that he really was God’s own dear son. Even better, Jesus’ mission wasn’t just about proving his own sonship. The book of John shows how Jesus’ life and works demonstrated our worth, too. Yes, we are also the sons (and daughters) of God.
The Gospel of John: Pt. 2 – Structure
The book of John divides easily into four sections. First, an intro, which explains the essence of John’s theology—that Jesus is the Son of God. Second, the first “middle half,” known as The Book of Signs. This portion chronicles Jesus’ work. The second “middle half” comes next and is known as The Book of Glory. It details Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Finally, the conclusion of John tells of Jesus’ appearance to his disciples after the resurrection.
The Gospel of John: Pt. 3 – Jesus in The Gospel of John
Who was Jesus? The Gospel of John couldn’t be clearer on the fact that Jesus is the Son of God. But that’s not the only way it portrays Jesus. In this gospel, Jesus is also the bread of life, the living water, and the good shepherd. Even better, he offers proof of his divine nature through healing—so no one misses the point.
The Gospel of John: Pt. 4 – John’s themes
The main theme of John is all over this gospel—in Jesus’ words and works. That’s because eternal life was key to Jesus’ ministry. He wanted us to know that we can find eternal life for ourselves. And his promise isn’t just that we’ll find eternal life, but that as the sons and daughters of God, we’re actually living it.
The Gospel of John: Pt. 5 – John and me
The best thing about the Gospel of John is that it gives us the tools to live a life that’s absolutely amazing. It all starts with sonship—and with Jesus’ example.