It’s often the first book of the Bible you read when you become a Christian. The stories it tells seem more intimate than those in the other Gospels. It contains some of the most memorable miracles in Scripture: Jesus’ turning water into wine, healing a man born blind, and raising Lazarus from the dead. It highlights some of Jesus’ most unique relationships: with Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman, and the woman caught in sin. It provides some of the most profound names for Christ: the Word, the Lamb of God, the Bread of Life, and the Light of the World.
Yet what gives the Gospel of John its meaning is the apostle John’s presentation of Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31). The entire Gospel is the apostle’s testimony to Jesus as the eternal Word, Messiah, and Son of God who brings the gift of salvation to all who will receive Him.
You’ll find all that and more in John 1–11.