Summary of passage: John says this is his testimony that he recorded and Jesus did many other things he didn’t record.
12) John recorded these events in Jesus’ life so people will believe Jesus is the Christ, the Sone of God, and have faith in him and his name and thus receive eternal life with the Father.
13) Personal Question. My answer: My faith has grown. My depth of love for Jesus and God have grown. My path is clearer. My love is stronger.
Conclusions: Why are we being asked a question that is not in this passage at all (question 12)? Question 13 should be in Lesson 30. Weak ending to the study of John.
End Notes: We have been given all we need to know. John refers to the ongoing work or Christ throughout the centuries–so much good it could not possibly be written down. Awesome!
John, once known as the “son of thunder” in Mark 3:17 changes as he journeys with Jesus and becomes known as the apostle of love. Scholars speculate that as John looked back and wrote these episodes of Jesus’ life that these are the ones that convinced him Jesus was the Son of God. As we journey with God and Jesus, we change as well. We grow, we expand, we deepen, we love.
I hope you all have done all of this and more throughout this study. Have a great summer break and I’ll see you all in the Fall for the Book of Romans!