To absorb God’s Spirit, one must without reservations accept Christ as His Savior. This holds true throughout each of the four Gospels. And the Gospel of John he identifies Christ as one inseparable from God (John 10:30).
John engages us with Christ’s unbreakable link to the Holy Trinity. Throughout his Gospel, he records the details of how God made Christ the way into His kingdom (John 14:6).
John shows us Christ as God.
Over the next several weeks we will walk through John’s Gospel.
John opens his gospel by showing us God’s plan for Christ’s deity (John 1:1-5). In those five verses, everything one needs to know of God’s truth of Jesus Christ emerges. It’s in these scriptures our Father discloses the knowledge of salvation.
In the Gospels, we find similar events outlining Jesus’s ministry. For example, they uncover the power of Christ through His miracles. In fact, Christ’s first miracle shows up in John’s Gospel and not the others. (John 2:1-12)
The overall view from John is the relationship between Christ and God. Most of his accounts capture the way Christ places us in God’s hands. It’s here we discover Jesus as the Lamb of God (John 1:29-34). This leaves no doubt the Lord’s plan to sacrifice His Son and open the door to eternal life.
Another key point in John’s Gospel is the way Jesus illuminates the Holy Spirit. This is best depicted in Chapter 14. Here, God unveiled the power of Holy Spirit. And through Christ, He unleashes the courage to live on the narrow way (Matthew 7:13-14).
John displays the Messiah strength over sin (John 8:1-12), the significant of proclaiming Him as Savior (John 4:39) and the meaning behind rebirth (John 3:1-21). Given these points, it’s crucial for us to pick up our cross and walk in His Light.
This Gospel ends with a fascinating truth concerning Christ’s Sovereignty.
“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” John 21:25
John’s Gospel gives a most compelling evidence to the God’s plans for an eternal existence. I invite you to join me and share your experience, strength, and hope from your faith in Christ.