The Purpose of The Gospel Of John – John 20

From my reading in John 20 in the One Year New Testament.

In my ministry circles if there is ever a new believer or non-believer who is interested in reading the Bible most people recommend they read John first.

Why The Book of John?

Of all 65 other books in the Bible why do people say to start in John? The answer is in John’s statement of the purpose of his book.

“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

John was written that you may believe.

John specifically chose the miracles and stories to help us believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah! If you read this gospel with that theme in mind then you start to see how over and over Jesus is inviting people to come to him and believe.

John was written to change your life!

Through believing we can experience true life in his name. This life is life as God originally intended for us to live. The gospel of John gives you the knowledge about Jesus and the tools you need to start living a full meaningful life in Christ.

John basically wrote “Jesus 101”.

I am so grateful for all the amazing insights that we get in John which we don’t get in the other gospels. So if you have never read it then what are you waiting for…

Read the gospel of John!

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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