About John's Gospel

John's Gospel is one of the four Gospels. Those are the books that tell us about Jesus' life on earth. ‘Gospel’ means ‘good news’. John was one of the three apostles who knew the Lord Jesus Christ best. John called himself ‘the disciple that Jesus loved’. We think that John wrote his Gospel in Ephesus city. He wrote it about AD 70, some years after Matthew, Mark and Luke wrote their Gospels.
John's Gospel is different from the other three Gospels. John tells us much more about who Jesus was, as the Son of God. Jesus is the only person who can give us true life with God. John teaches us more about God's Holy Spirit, too.
At the beginning of his Gospel, John calls Jesus ‘the Word’. Jesus is the one that God sent into the world so that we could see and understand his message of grace and truth (John 1:17).
The Gospel of John is in six parts:

  • 1 Introduction (John 1:1-18).
  • 2 About John the Baptist and Jesus' first disciples (John 1:19-51).
  • 3 What Jesus did and the things that he taught people (John 2:1-12:50).
  • 4 The last days of Jesus' life on earth (John 13:1-19:42).
  • 5 Jesus lives again after his death and his disciples see him (John 20:1-31).
  • 6 Jesus' disciples see him in Galilee for the last time (John 21:1-25).