The Gospel Of John
Explores the mystery of the Incarnation
One of the Four Canonical Gospels
The gospel of John contains much poetic language and imagery. The picturesque language is meant to give the reader (you!) a deeper insight into the meaning of Jesus' words and deeds. And it also helps emphasize the great mystery of the Incarnation.
The major theme of John's Gospel is ...
That Jesus Christ is the Word of God who became human being and lived among us. The Word of God is the Son of God, the most complete expression of God's word. At the beginning of John's Gospel, John explains that Jesus Christ is the Word of God who is, and always has been, with God, and who is God.
Facts about John's Gospel
The symbol of John's Gospel is an eagle. It usually is holding a book or the Bible.
John was one of Jesus' 12 Disciples.
The Gospel of John was written about A.D. 90. It was written around the time when the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke where written.
Teachings in the Gospel of John
As John's Gospel continues, Jesus' disciples recognize from the beginning that Jesus is God's Son. John portrays Jesus' miracles as dramatic signs that he is the Son of God, and people who experience these miracles are called to faith. The stories of Jesus' miracles are long, with lots of dialogue and explanation.
What John's Gospel explains
John's Gospel also stresses Jesus' many teachings about love. Jesus' call to follow his own example of love is among these teachings. Jesus teaches us the New Commandment, a summary of what the 10 Commandments explain. When we love one another as ourselves, we become signs of God's love. Jesus explains, "As the Father loves me, so I also love you."~ John 15:9. Sometimes John's Gospel focuses on tensions between Jesus and Jewish authorities. This probably happened when John's Gospel was written because people who followed Jesus and Jews were in conflict. But John's Gospel always moves us to profess our faith in Jesus as God's Son-and as the most powerful example of God's love on earth.
Designed, typed, and made by Grace O'Connell.
The Gospel of John report