John the apostle was an eyewitness to Jesus’ life. The gospel of John was written after the others and makes a powerful case to prove that Jesus is the Son of God and all who believe in him will have eternal life. This is the truth that John focuses on more than Jesus’ life.
John continues the theme and proves his argument throughout his gospel.
John chooses eight miracles, which he witnessed first-hand, during Jesus’ ministry to prove Jesus’ divinity:
John describes Jesus as the “I am” to affirm Jesus’ divinity:
John’s gospel has the most unique information in comparison to the other three gospels; approximately 90 percent only appears in the gospel of John. This includes 6 of the 8 recorded miracles and the Upper Room discourse, which are unique to John’s gospel. John does not mention any genealogies, Jesus’ birth, childhood, temptation, transfiguration, appointment of the disciples, or any of his parables.
Of course, the most well-known scripture of the bible is in the gospel of John. And once again affirms Jesus’ divinity and that he is the way to eternal life with God: “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.
- Turning water to wine (2:1-11)
- Healing the official’s son (4:46-54)
- Healing the lame man at the pool of Bethesda (5:1-9)
- Feeding the 5,000 with a few loaves of bread and fish (6:1-14)
- Walking on the water (6:15-21)
- Restoring sight to the blind man (9:1-41)
- Raising Lazarus from the dead (11:1-44)
- Giving the disciples an overwhelming catch of fish (21:1-14)—This was after his resurrection.
- I am the light of the world (8:12, 9:5)
- I am the gate (10:7)
- I am the good shepherd (10:11,14)
- I am the resurrection and the life (11:25)
- I am the way, the truth and the life (14:6)
- I am the true vine (15:1)