Each week we have picked up the book of John and looked at each verse pretty intensely….
I never imagined that John sat down and wrote this gospel all at once… it must have taken weeks and months maybe even years to think deeply about the Truths that Jesus had taught him and was still teaching him…
Maybe John set his manuscript aside after he stated the purpose for his gospel… “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.”
Remember how John began… “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
You can #WalkinVictory because #LifeisinHisSon… How have you been changed because you have personally encountered the risen Savior? You see #JesusChangesEverything!
John finishes his gospel not with his purpose, but with testimony to all the proofs that He is the Messiah, the Son of God, who inaugurates the Kingdom of God.
Believers are repurposed for Jesus’ purpose… Read John 21
His purpose for your life is that you depend on Him for everything, that you love and care for His sheep, and that you focus on following Jesus.
John ends and closes his account of the greatest story ever told… but it is just the beginning of the story of the church… From that shore in Galilee, where Peter and John and the other disciples share one last meal with their Master, these men will go out and change the world…Fishermen become shepherds, and evangelists… a handful of believers will become a church.. The story that begins in John 1:1 with the words “In the beginning…” does not really end here… It is continuing on in my life and in your life… Jesus empowers us and he propels us to go out into a dark lost world and proclaim that He is the answer to all our needs…
“And this is the testimony:God has given us eternal life, and this #LifeisinHisSon. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” I John 5:11-12