John’s stated purpose for writing his Gospel was to show that Jesus was indeed the Son of God. He clearly and systematically presents the evidence for Jesus’ claims. However, when evidence is produced in the courtroom, those hearing it must now render a decision on what they believe. We must make a choice. In the same way, those who read John’s Gospel must also make a choice – is Jesus the Son of God or isn’t He? We are the jury. The evidence has been clearly presented and we must decide.
Questions for further thought:
1. In regards to Jesus’ claims to be the Son of God, would I characterize myself as believing or disbelieving? Who could I ask to corroborate my claim?
2. If I have disbelief, what might be the root of that disbelief?
Commit to reading the Gospel of John to start the New Year. Read John’s Gospel and believe!
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