The apostle John proclaims the reason he wrote his gospel. “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31).
This book offers details of miracles that underscore the divine power of Jesus, and it records His extended teachings. It conveys what others saw in Christ as well as the Lord’s own words about Himself. You meet Jesus as He says, “I am the bread of life” (John 6:35). You learn that He is the door by which every one of us must enter (10:7). You discover that He brings peace to our storms (6:16–21), He promises life abundant (10:10) and a heavenly home (14:1–6). Jesus also assures us that all who believe are eternally secure. We can be certain because no one can snatch us from His hand or the Father’s hand (10:28, 29).
You may already be sure that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. But let this book reinforce your faith and help you to share it with others. There are many today who are trying to make their way through a world of darkness, having never heard the gospel. Read John’s account with that in mind, and discover new ways you might introduce others to the Light of the World (John 8:12).