John was a close friend of
Jesus. For three years, John lived with Jesus. John saw how Jesus behaved. And
John believed that Jesus is God (John 1:1-18). John wrote his Gospel (good
news) so that other people would believe this too (John 20:31).
John saw that Jesus did
many wonderful things (John 21:25). Jesus cured ill people (John 4:43-54).
Jesus walked on water (John 6:14-24). He provided food for 5000 men (John
6:1-15). Jesus was alive again after his own death (John 20). John describes
these events in the same way as the other Gospels.
But the main part of John's
Gospel is not about these wonderful deeds. Instead, many chapters contain
Jesus' words. For example, John 13-17 contain Jesus' words on the night before
he died. John thought that Jesus' words were wonderful (John 3:34). And we must
accept Jesus' words. If we believe Jesus' words, then we will live with God in
heaven always. But if we do not obey Jesus, God will punish us (John 3:36).
Jesus died so that we can
live with God in heaven (John 3:16). This is why we must confess our evil deeds
to God. And this is why we must invite Jesus into our lives. Then, we will
become the children of God (John 1:12).