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How to know the greatest truth

When contrasted with the other Gospels, the book of John seems like it's out of left field. The writer speaks in broad, cosmic language, but it's also intensely personal. Whereas Matthew, Mark, and Luke all start with recognizable narrative, John speaks about the Word, who is a person. The Word is alongside God, but He also is God. The Word makes everything we see and experience, and He possesses life, an indestructible light. When He comes into the world, the world rejects Him. But those who receive Him become children born of God. So far the Gospel of John sounds more like a free verse poem, not a book in the New Testament.

John, the writer, knew who he was talking about: Jesus Christ. Jesus is the active, living, all-powerful Creator of the universe who made a way for humans to be children of God. Because John had a relationship with Jesus, he could speak with confidence. He experienced first-hand the transformative power of the Son of God. Jesus affected John to such an extent that John only ever refers to himself in the book as "the one whom Jesus loved." He exhibits no ego, no pride, just awestruck worship. 

John, like John the Baptist before him, begins and ends his story with one truth: Jesus is it. Whatever you're looking for, Jesus is the answer. He is Messiah, the Savior, God-incarnate, the beginning, the end, the whole point of everything. Don't miss it, he says with every line and verse; Jesus is what you're looking for. No darkness can overcome Him. Nothing made can exist without Him. "For from him and through him and to him are all things" (Romans 11:36, ESV). This is the foundation of our faith, the greatest truth we can know.


  • What is one way having a relationship with Jesus has changed your life?
  • What would you say to someone else asking you about Jesus?
  • What is one thing you need to ask Jesus to overcome?


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