In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The book of John is the fourth of the five books of gospels and acts. The name of John comes from the Hebrew word Johanan meaning, “God has been gracious”. John was one of the twelve apostles and was among the closest to Jesus. Scripture refers to John as the “disciple whom Jesus loved”.

In his writings, John clearly presents Jesus, in His deity as Christ, the Messiah, the incarnate Son of God. John begins his writings by describing Jesus as being with God from the beginning, He who is the Word. Jesus clearly identifies Himself seven times as “I Am” in reference to being one with God the Father. John summarizes the purpose of his writings by stating that Jesus performed many miracles in the presence of His disciples, some of which are written so that those believing on Jesus, the Christ, may have life in His name. He finally concludes his writings by testifying of the works of Jesus.

John 1: The deity of Jesus; John the Baptist; rejection and acceptance of Jesus; Christ’s incarnation

John 2-4: Jesus performs miracles; the temple is cleansed; Nicodemus; the woman at the well

John 5-9: Jesus proclaims His deity; Jesus’ witnesses; miracles of Jesus; woman in adultery

John 10-12: Opposition to Jesus; Lazarus raised from the dead; Jesus enters Jerusalem; His teachings

John 13-14: Jesus washes disciples’ feet; Judas Iscariot is revealed; the upper room

John 15-17: Jesus instructs disciples; the prayers of Jesus; Jesus foretells His death and resurrection

John 18-19: The arrest of Jesus; Jesus is tried twice before the Jews and twice before Pilate

John 19-20: The crucifixion of Jesus; His death and burial; His resurrection;

John 20-21: Christ’s appearances; Christ speaks to Peter; the purpose and conclusion of John’s gospel