Reasons to Believe
The Gospel of John is one of the foundational books of the Bible and is the last of the eyewitness testimonies of the life of Jesus. In this study, we’ll learn that John writes this book in order to provide a new generation of believers a portrait of Christ that allows them to ask whether they have truly come to believe in Him. He wants to make sure, that the next generation of Christians have the same passionate faith as the generation who actually saw Jesus. A four-week study.
What then do we make of this first miracle of Jesus? I believe, from a careful study of this text that Jesus is signaling to his disciples through this miracle the dawning of a new era. He is telling them, and us that He has come to transform the entire nature of religious or spiritual experience.
Whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. The idea here is that we are perishing until the moment we believe. The difference between perishing and obtaining eternal life comes to but one thing. It is about believing the gospel.