The Gospel of John was written so that those who read it might believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and find eternal life. It is different in approach from the other three gospels. In the first half John alternates seven signs (miracles) with seven sayings (lengthy teachings) backed up by seven statements Jesus makes about himself (each beginning with “I am”). In the second half John records the events of the final week of Jesus’ life, which includes instruction to his disciples, his death, his resurrection, and his appearances after his resurrection.
The Open Your Bible Commentary was written to encourage daily Bible study. Each reading is short, but the content is rich with careful explanation, devotional warmth, and practical relevance. Nearly 100 daily readings let you explore the Gospel of John in depth.
The Open Your Bible Commentary has four great strengths:
* Accessible – it’s written for the average, thoughtful Christian without assuming a great deal of background, yet it is never superficial.
* Digestible – it’s written so you can read a section or two a day, working your way through an entire book of the Bible in days or weeks.
* Dependable – it’s written by an amazing group of scholars and trusted pastor-teachers.
* Practical – it’s a rich combination of specific application and encouragement to listen to God for guidance.
The commentary on John is introduced by an overview, summary, outline, key themes, and relevance of this gospel for today.