The Apostle John was known as the “beloved disciple” of Jesus Christ. He was the pastor of the church in Ephesus and wrote 5 books of the New Testament: the Gospel bearing his name, three letters (1, 2, and 3 John), and the Revelation of Jesus Christ. His Gospel is uniquely set apart from the other three Gospels–Matthew, Mark, and Luke–in that most of its content is not found in the other three. In John’s Gospel, we find Jesus having long conversations with people about his identity and his mission in the world.
As we work through the Gospel of John in this sermon series, may the purpose of the Gospel bear fruit in your life:
“Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so 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 20:30-31