The Purpose of the Gospel of John (John 20:30-31)

The Purpose of the Gospel of John (John 20:30-31)

1. That we might believe that Jesus is the Christ

John is writing to prove that Jesus is the “Anointed One.” Jesus is the fulfillment of all the Old Testament prophecies. He crushed the head of the Serpent. He will reign forever on the throne of David. He has ushered in the New Covenant. He forgives our sins.

2. That we might believe that Jesus is the Son of God

John is writing to prove that Jesus is divine. He begins his Gospel by declaring that Jesus is eternal, the Creator, and God. He includes many accounts of Jesus’ claims to be God in the flesh. The miracles John includes are intended to show Jesus’ divine power.

3. That we might have life by believing in Jesus

John wants to convince his hearers that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, for this reason: apart from faith in Jesus as the Divine Son and Savior we will remain dead in our sins. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, that we may experience life. A major theme in John’s Gospel is life through Christ.

Application:

As you read through John, look for evidence that Jesus is the Divine Savior.

John’s Gospel is very helpful for strengthening your faith against religions and cults who deny the Trinity or the deity of Christ.

In evangelism, tell others to read the Gospel of John first. The Gospel of John was written to foster saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Do you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God? Do you have eternal life? Would you believe in His name?

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