I’m busting at the seams with excitement to see what God has in store for us this summer.
Please say you’ll join us?
We’re gathering people from over 27 states, as we take an adventure through John and Genesis during the online Summer Bible Study at MargaretFeinberg.com. Whether it’s your first or fortieth time to read these beloved books, my hope and prayer is that timeless truths come alive in new ways and God leaves us wonderstruck by His Word yet again.
The online Summer Bible Study launches on Monday, June 3rd. (You can join us! Sign up, here). Before we get started, I wanted to share some fun facts about John’s Gospel and give you a free gift to celebrate.
Here are 5 Wondrous Facts about John (that you may have never heard!):
1) The Gospel of John stands apart from the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke—gospels that present a similar view and stories). It was written later, between 90-100 AD, and has a very distinct style compared to the other Gospels. The author of John is a master storyteller who weaves imagery, metaphors, and theological language into a brilliant and beloved depiction of the life and character of Jesus Christ.
2) The mention of “life” appears in John’s Gospel more than any other book in the entire New Testament. John invites people to believe in Jesus and the eternal life given by God’s Son. [Tweet this]
3) John’s Gospel focuses on describing Jesus as the incarnate Son of God. However, instead of just telling stories about Jesus, much like the other Gospels, John’s Gospel dives into spiritual meanings behind the stories. Jesus didn’t just feed 5000; He is the Bread of Life. Jesus didn’t just heal a blind man; He is the Light of the World. [Tweet this]
4) The miracles of Jesus are described as seven signs, pointing to Jesus as God. There are also seven “I AM” statements that flow throughout the Gospel. The purpose of his Gospel is recorded in John 20:30-31: “Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
5) The Gospel of John is the only gospel that claims to be an eyewitness account written by the “disciple whom Jesus loved.” John is never actually named as the author within the text. While its authorship can be debated, theologians over centuries maintain that it is written by the disciple John.
I also have a free PDF download, just for you! Below, you’ll find a link to download a list of 20 Bible passages from the Gospel of John that pop off the page and shout of God’s mercy, grace, peace, and love. I wanted to share a few of them with you that are near and dear to my heart.
As you read and reflect on the passages, may the precious words of God and the life and ministry of Christ radiate in and through your life.
What wondrous fact about John’s Gospel would you like to share? How can our team be praying for you?
Want to catch up on the online #SummerBibleStudy at MargaretFeinberg.com? Here are the links to the Pursuing God’s Beauty: Stories from the Gospel of John Online Bible Study Posts: