Ever wonder why we print the Gospel of John rather than another book of the Bible? Find out in this story posted on our website by Joan from South Hadley, Massachusetts:
We have a congregation of many college students, and I find it so easy to welcome them to our church and hand them a Gospel of John Pocket Testament. Several weeks ago, I thought it so amazing that in a sermon our pastor said to start with John. This was part of a message on How to Study the Bible, and he said that he had been told when he was a new believer to start with John!
Yes, start with John! Filled with the Spirit and power of God, John reveals Jesus as the Son of God, true God and true Man. You encounter Jesus through John's eyewitness account of His teachings and His miracles, and hear for yourself His message of love and forgiveness. You learn how Jesus fulfilled God's plan of salvation, and John speaks clearly about Jesus' promise of eternal life to those who believe on Him.
Read John, and continue with John! To help you, we developed the 21-Day Challenge, a free online course that takes you through the Gospel and provides easy-to-read commentary. We invite you to grow in your relationship with God and knowledge of His work in your life as you reflect on His message in the dynamic, Spirit-inspired Gospel of John.