A Quick Look At The Book Of John
The book of John, also known as The Gospel According to John is the 4th book in the New Testament. It’s a book that shares a similar theme with the first three books, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which is the life, teachings as well as the ministry of Jesus.
So, what is the purpose of this book?
The book of John has to primary objectives and during our study of the Bible, it’s important to understand them. For more great topics in the scriptures, check out http://biblestudytopicsguide.com.
John tells us about the miracles that Jesus of Nazareth performed such as feeding the 5,000 men with only five loaves and two fish and changing water into wine, for two main reasons:
– So that you believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ and the Son of God
-So that you can have life in His name.
The purpose of John writing this book is to have you come to the conclusion that Jesus is the Christ and the long awaited Messiah who was prophesied about in the Old Testament. He ideally wants you to believe that Jesus is indeed the Son of God.
Like other Gospel writers, John is eager to tell you about Jesus of Nazareth and His work. That’s why John wrote this book. So, if you do not understand the person as well as the work of Jesus Christ, chances are you will not understand the book of John. However, even though the book talks a lot about the work of Jesus, there are some things that you will not come across in it. Some of them include:
-The birth of Jesus and the stories that surrounded His birth
-The last supper
– Jesus ascension into heaven
However, the book of John is truly fascinating and gives a great perspective of the life of Jesus and His works. Therefore, I would encourage you to absorb it, and you’ll certainly expand your Christian walk.