A series of messages will begin this Sunday delving into the heart and words of John, the brother of James. We will be reading in worship and at home the Gospel of John through Easter, and then after Easter begin the three letters of John. After that, we will enter into the book of Revelation (starting in the Summer). How long this series will take I am not sure, but we will get a glimpse of Jesus through the eyes of the disciple whom “Jesus loved” (cf John 20:2). I am so excited to embark on this journey with you.
John’s purpose for writing the gospel of John is spelled out in chapter 20:31: “… these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31, NIV). This challenges our thinking with the questions: Why should I believe in Jesus? What does ‘believing in Jesus’ even mean? What is the ‘life’ that I can have ‘in His name?’
I invite you to journey with us in worship and on this blog. In John chapter 1 we read that Jesus had the unique quality of having the “fullness of grace and truth.” (John 1:14) After reading all of John 1, what do you suppose that means?
Click to read John 1:1-51