Week Twenty One

 WEEK TWENTY ONE 

JOHN’S DIVINELY INSPIRED RECORD OF THE LIFE OF JESUS

  • John, ‘the disciple that Jesus loved’ presents a deeper, more profound account of the work of Jesus. He states his purpose in chapter 20, verses 30-31.
  • He shows Jesus as the only begotten Son of God who is His representative and who was in God’s mind and purpose before Creation. In that sense Jesus was ‘in the beginning’ though he did not exist until God’s Word (plan or purpose) was ‘made flesh’ at the birth of Christ. (See how Peter describes this in 1 Peter 1:19-20).
  • We need to read carefully, consistently and prayerfully so that we get a true and balanced view of Jesus. Many people who read only John’s Gospel have a wrong idea about him. Remember God gave us four gospels.

  DAILY  READINGS AND NOTES – WEEK TWENTY ONE 

Day 1: John 1 Jesus came to show us what God is like. God Himself did NOT appear (verse 18). [Note: Translations vary for this verse but the literal translation from Young’s Literal Translation of the Holy Bible reads: “God no one has ever seen;  the only begotten Son, who is on the bosom of the Father – he did declare. .”]
Day 2: John 3 To believe in God’s Son is vital (verses 15-18, 34-36). Baptism too is essential (verse 5).
Day 3: John 4 Note the woman’s growing understanding of who Jesus was (verses 9,15,19,25,29).
Day 4: John 10 Christ will give eternal life to his sheep (those who believe and follow him) (verse 28).
Day 5: John 11 Resurrection means bodily resurrection from the dead. Jesus taught his disciples to believe in resurrection at the last day (verse 24 and 5:29).
Day 6: John 15 Are we Christ’s friends? (verse 13). He lays down the conditions of friendship (verse 14).
Day 7: John 17 This is the final recorded great prayer of Jesus, for his followers of that time, and those who would come to believe through them (verse 20).