That You May Believe

When reading the Bible, sometimes we need to do some homework to determine the purpose for which a biblical book or letter was written. That’s not the case with the Gospel of John. The Apostle made his purpose very clear: “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). John wrote so that we might believe in Jesus and have new life in his name. This winter and spring we will journey through John’s Gospel paying particular attention to the way each story points us to faith and life in Christ.