“The Theme of John’s Gospel”

BIBLE READING: Luke 24, John 20-21
                 “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:30-31).  As John closes out His account of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he wants us to know a few things.  First, there are many other things that Jesus did in His ministry to show that He was the Messiah that he did not include in his account.  In fact, not even a compilation of all the Gospels include everything that Jesus did. Could you imagine the size of the book that would have included every move that Jesus made during the three and a half years of His ministry?  Although it would be an interesting read, that was not the writer’s, nor God’s, intent.  Secondly, we see the things that were included were intended to be enough by their power to prove that Jesus was the Son of God.  Notice the specific description given to these events, “these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,”.  As you notice in John’s account, the miracles of Jesus build from water to wine, to the healing of lame man, to a man that was blind from birth, then to the resurrection of Lazarus and finally His own resurrection.  Each miracle seems to reveal more and more power as it goes along.  That brings us to the why of John’s gospel; so that we can believe and “…have life in his name.”.  Although we may want more of a comprehensive account of Jesus’ every move, John reveals to us that we have all we need to be able to believe and have eternal life.  It might do us some good to just thank God for what we do have and let Him fill in the gaps for us in heaven.

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