The Gospel of John

The Bible is a Divine Library.  The verses below come from the Gospel of John as the year progresses I will add the principles taught under each verse.  God’s story is powerful and it will transform you when you are willing.  If you really want to know the Truth God will reveal Himself to you.  Are you willing to be transformed?  You do not have to live a meaningless existence, you can have eternity right now!  Eternity is found in the person of Jesus Christ who reveals the Father to us.  John’s Gospel explains …

“The Gospel of John”

“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. “ John 20:30-31

Who? (People in John’s Gospel)

Believers are transformed, ordinary individuals called to do extraordinary things. #LifeisinHisSon

Why? (Purpose of John’s Gospel)

Individuals are transformed by knowing the real Jesus and following Him. #LifeisinHisSon

What? (Plan of John’s Gospel)

Individuals are transformed by believing the gospel, resulting in eternal satisfaction. #LifeisinHisSon

“The Prologue” John 1:1-18

“No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” John 1:18

Jesus Christ, the Word, is the source of true life. #LifeisinHisSon

True light and life is given to all who receive and believe in the name of Jesus Christ. #LifeisinHisSon

Jesus Christ is the only way to know God. #LifeisinHisSon

“John the Baptist’s Witness and the First Disciples” John 1:19-51

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29

My understanding of God determines what I understand about myself. #Jesusatthecenter

Jesus is the answer for my sin and shame. #WatchtheLamb

Jesus reveals Himself so we might believe and belong to Him. #LifeisinHisSon

“Jesus Turns Water to Wine and Clears the Temple” John 2

“Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.’ “ John 2:19

#Jesus restores and renews His people with transforming power. #LifeisinHisSon

#Jesus restores true joy in spite of life’s unexpected disruptions and disappointments. #LifeisinHisSon

#Jesus renews His people through cleansing, transforming ritual into a relationship. #LifeisinHisSon

“Questions from Nicodemus and John’s Disciples” John 3

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17

Are you born again?

#Jesus offers new life, with new purposes, and new contentment #LifeisinHisSon

Broken people need to be regenerated by Jesus.

Regenerated people become less through magnifying Jesus.

“Jesus’ Witness in Samaria” John 4:1-30

“But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14

Jesus picks up the broken pieces of your life and puts them back together.

Jesus meets you right where you are and offers you a new contentment.

“Jesus’ Journey from Samaria to Galilee” John 4:31-54

“ ‘My food,’ said Jesus, ‘is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.’” John 4:34

Doing God’s work magnifies Him and matures His people.

Believers mature as they participate in the work of God’s harvest.

Joyfully telling others about Jesus is a privilege and magnifies #God.

Confident faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible.

“Sabbath Healing and the Son’s Relationship with the Father” John 5

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” John 5:24

Jesus heals paralyzing hopelessness with life giving power.

Jesus has the authority to give life, to judge, and to receive honor.

The truth about Jesus exposes the true condition of our heart. 

“Two Signs at the Sea of Galilee” John 6:1-21

When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. But he said to them, ‘It is I; don’t be afraid.’ ”   John 6:19-20

Jesus has divine power to satisfy every need abundantly.

Jesus knows fellowship with the Father satisfies our inner being.

Jesus strengthens you to withstand the world’s pressures as you experience His constant presence.

“The Bread of Life, Part One” John 6:22-40

“Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’ ” John 6:35

Jesus gives eternal life and true satisfaction.

Truly searching for Jesus means knowing that only He can satisfy your eternal soul.

Learning from Jesus means we recognize that spiritual life needs spiritual food and then we find true satisfaction.

Jesus is the #BreadofLife, to know and believe Him is to have eternal life.

“The Bread of Life, Part Two” John 6:41-71

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” John 6:51

Following #Jesus means learning to listen to His words and obey them.

Following #Jesus means personally applying Him into every area of my life.

Following Jesus means believing Him even when His teaching is hard (harsh).

“Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles” John 7

“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”       John 7:38


Believers confront pressure by leaning on God’s timing.#TruthisALWAYSTrue


Believers engage controversy with truth empowered by the indwelling Holy Spirit. #TruthisALWAYSTrue


Believers withstand conflict by knowing and obeying the truth. #TruthisALWAYSTrue

“Jesus is the Light of the World” John 8

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ ” John 8:12

Grace or Law?

#Jesus receives sinners, calling them to leave a life of sin.

Light or Darkness?

#Jesus, the #LightoftheWorld, shines #Truth into the darkest places offering healing, cleansing, and forgiveness.

Freedom or Slavery?

Jesus’ #Truth delivers and empowers you to be all that you were meant to be.

“Jesus and the Man Born Blind”  John 9

“As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.” John 9:4

Sight for God’s Glory

A growing friendship with #Jesus results in healing in others and in you.

Skepticism for God’s Glory

A growing friendship with #Jesus may cause others to mistreat you.

Significant for God’s Glory

A growing friendship with #Jesus results in a deeper knowledge of who He is. 

“Jesus the Good Shepherd” John 10

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—“ John 10:14

#Jesus knows and loves His people completely; they are secure in Him. #LifeisinHisSon #RightNOWCountsForever
#Jesus can be trusted to lead His people; they learn to listen and follow. #LifeisinHisSon #RightNOWCountsForever
#Jesus promises His people a safe and secure life lived out in true freedom. #LifeisinHisSon #RightNOWCountsForever

“The Raising of Lazarus” John 11

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

Delay to Deepen
#Jesus’ delays are designed to deepen our faith. #LifeisinHisSon #Faith #ForHisGlory
Deliverance from Death
#Jesus offers new life, which is found in His life, death, and resurrection. #LifeisinHisSon #HiddeninChrist #ForHisGlory
Declaration of Plans
#Jesus overrules the evil plans of men. #LifeisinHisSon #WatchtheLamb #ForHisGlory

“Jesus’ Anointing and Arrival in Jerusalem” John 12

“Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” John 12:25

The Anointing in Bethany
A right perspective of Jesus increases our love for Him, which is expressed through selfless sacrifice.
The Arrival in Jerusalem
Jesus is worthy of authentic uncircumstantial praise.
The Announcement of the Son of Man
Belief in Jesus transforms our hearts and minds, which results in a new way of living.

“Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet” John 13:1-30

“You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” John 13:13-14

Christ’s followers are called to submit to His cleansing.#ayieldedheart #LifeisinHisSon
Christ’s followers are called to selfless service. #ahumbleheart #LifeisinHisSon
Christ’s followers are called to surrender their will to His.#aholyheart #LifeisinHisSon

“Jesus Announces His Departure and Return”  John 13:31-14:14 

Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ “ John 14:6

Preparation for Departure 
Believers rely on #Jesus for living and for loving others. #LifeisinHisSon
Promise of Return 
Believers depend on #Jesus’ promise to return for a new perspective on living today. #LifeisinHisSon
Proof of Deity
Believers turn to #Jesus to KNOW God.#LifeisinHisSon

“Jesus’ Promise of the Holy Spirit” John 14:15-31

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

Relationship Exposed
#Jesus promises a new relationship through His indwelling #HolySpirit. #Eternal #LifeisinHisSon
Relationship Explained
The #HolySpirit explains #Jesus’ words and empowers godly living. #Eternal #LifeisinHisSon
Relationship Expressed
#Believers live with the peace/contentment that Jesus gives, which does not depend on circumstances. #Eternal #LifeisinHisSon

“Union With Christ” John 15:1-16:4

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

Believer’s Relationship with Jesus 
Fruitful followers of #Jesus remain united with Him and reveal His character to the world.#LifeisinHisSon
Believer’s Relationship with the World
Fruitful followers of #Jesus persevere through opposition enabled by the #HolySpirit.#LifeisinHisSon

“Christian Certainty” The Letter of I John

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” I John 4:9

Who Am I? 
Real fellowship with #God means to think rightly about God and about sin. #EternalLife #LifeisinHisSon
How Do I Know?
Knowing #God results in transformation through Biblical Truth. #Transformed #LifeisinHisSon
Objective Biblical Truths
A true believer loves and obeys God and not the world.
A true believer recognizes sound biblical doctrine by
remaining in God.
A true believer will have moral purity motivated by the hope
of Christ’s return.
A true believer will have discernment to detect false
A true believer loves God and His People.
A true believer overcomes the world through faith in Jesus
Who Do I KNOW?
The right object of faith is the right #Jesus … #Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God. #LifeisinHisSon

“The Holy Spirit’s Ministry” John 16:5-33

“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” John 16:13

Where does your thinking need transformed because you are living in the moment rather than the supernatural?
The Promised Spirit
#Believers walk in the power of the #HolySpirit revealing a God-glorifying life to the world. #WalkinVictory #LifeisinHisSon
The Promised Victory
#Believers rely on the #HolySpirit for victorious living in this troubled world. #WalkinVictory #Peace #Joy #LifeisinHisSon
What needs to change in your heart so that you can live differently empowered by the Holy Spirit?

“Jesus Prays for Those Who Belong to Him” John 17

Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3

God’s glory is revealed to the world through the transformation of His Beloved.

#EternalLife The world can KNOW the Father through the Son. #Creator #Redeemer #LifeisinHisSon #ChangeYourWorld

#Worthiness #Jesus’ Beloved are #treasuredandtransformed to bring Him #Glory. #LifeisinHisSon #ChangeYourWorld

#Glory #Jesus’ Beloved reflect His #Glory through #UNITY so that the world might believe in Him. #LifeisinHisSon #ChangeYourWorld

“Jesus’ Arrest and the Jewish Trials” John 18:1-27

“Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?’ ” John 18:11

Nothing turns Jesus away from fulfilling the Father’s will.

Each person must choose either faith or unbelief.

“From Pilate to the Cross” John 18:28-19:17

“Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.’ ” John 18:37

What is keeping you from responding rightly to the Truth?

Indifference reveals a heart that does NOT care, it begins with doubt. #JesusattheCenter #LifeisinHisSon

A compromising attitude reveals a heart that REFUSES the #Truth.

#Truth has no middle ground. #TruthisAlwaysTrue #LifeisinHisSon

Worldliness reveals a heart that REJECTS #Truth completely. #ChangeYourWorld #LifeisinHisSon

Refusing to respond rightly to #Truth results in a downward spiral of sin…

“The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ” John 19:18-30

“When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”  John 19:30

How are you living your redeemed life?

#KingoftheWorld #God’s plan of #redemption meant my sin would nail #Jesus to the Cross. #WalkinVictory #LifeisinHisSon

#SavioroftheWorld #God’s plan of redemption meant #Jesus would suffer so I wouldn’t have to. #WalkinVictory #LifeisinHisSon

#RedeemeroftheWorld #God’s plan of #redemtion meant #Jesus would did for me so I can live for Him. #WalkinVictory #LifeisinHisSon #FinishStrong

“Jesus’ Death and Burial” John 19:31-42

“These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: ‘Not one of his bones will be broken,’ and, as another scripture says, ‘They will look on the one they have pierced.’ ” John 19:36-37

God’s Lamb

#Jesus, God’s Lamb, removes my sin and I belong to Him. #Redemption #LifeisinHisSon #weareBSF

God’s Peace

#Jesus, God’s Peace, promises that my sins are buried and our relationship is restored. #Reconciliation #LifeisinHisSon #weareBSF

“Jesus’ Resurrection” John 20

“Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ ” John 20:29

#EmptyTomb #Jesus has the power to radically affect all who seek to discover the #Truth! #JesusChangesEverything #WalkinVictory #LifeisinHisSon

#DynamicRelationship #Jesus transforms the believer, calling them into a #dynamicrelationship with Him! #JesusChangesEverything #WalkinVictory #LifeisinHisSon

#Challenged and #Changed #Jesus transforms fear and doubt into enduring faith! #JesusChangesEverything #WalkinVictory #LifeisinHisSon

“Christ Commissions” John 21

“The third time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was hurt because Jesus asked the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ He said, ‘Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said, ‘Feed my sheep.’ ” John 21:17

Kingdom Fishing

#Believers are #repurposed to depend on #Jesus for everything. #LifeisinHisSon #JesusChangesEverything #weareBSF

Kingdom Feeding

#Believers fulfill their purpose by loving and caring for #God’s people. #Repurposed #LifeisinHisSon #JesusChangesEverything #weareBSF

Kingdom Focus

#Believers focus on following #Jesus. #Repurposed #LifeisinHisSon #JesusChangesEverything #weareBSF

What does your life look like because you have been rescued, restored, and repurposed?