The Gospel of John

The gospel of John is unique in its depiction of Jesus and his ministry. In this way, it differs significantly from the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. John is infused with theological perspective instead of biographical narrative. In this gospel, Jesus is presented as the true Messiah, even as the Word of God incarnate — the Christ, here and ever-present, then and now. John highlights only a few specific moments in Jesus' life — times when Jesus more fully focused on and explained his relationship to God and the relationship of all of us to God so that his followers are prepared to carry his mission on — forever.

Kids and Sunday School Resources

Projects and Activities

Fun and Games

Read a Story

Jesus as the Good Shepherd
Read John 10:1-21

Raising of Lazarus
Read John 11:1-44

Andrew and Peter Follow Jesus
Read John 1: 35-51

Jesus at the Wedding in Cana
Read John 2: 1-10

Read John 3:1-21

The Woman at the Well
Read John 4:1-26

Jesus' Healing of the Nobleman's Son
Read John 4:46-54

Jesus Heals Man with 38-Year-Old Infirmity
Read John 5:1-9

Jesus Feeds 5000
Read John 6:1-14

The Woman Taken in Adultery
Read John 8:1-11

Jesus Heals the Blind Man
Read John 9:1-41

Listen to a Story

Holy Land Tours

  • Below the City - King Hezekiah's tunnel, Jesus heals blind man, Jesus heals man at the pool of Bethesda
  • Bethsaida - Jesus teaches about the kingdom of heaven, Jesus feeds the multitude
  • Galilee - Jesus calms the storm, Jesus walks on the water, story of the morning meal after Jesus' resurrection

Adult and Teen Resources

Guests — Everyday Living

  • Alex Cavalli – Deputy Director of a Think and Do Tank, Physicist, Actor - Learn how Alex Cavalli found his way into performing John's gospel and Paul's letters, what he learned about the life of Jesus, how he changed careers from physics to business, how he collaborated to invent the first Internet search engine, and how he found that God's love lifts us out of difficult situations.

Healing Messages — Everyday Living

Bible Characters — Bible Study

Questions and Answers — Bible Study

  • The Beloved Disciple - I have always believed that the apostle John, the son of Zebedee, was the "beloved disciple," who wrote the Gospel of John and the letters of John, and who was exiled to Patmos where he wrote the Book of Revelation. Now I understand none of that might be true. How can this be?
  • Day Jesus Died - Is there a discrepancy between the Gospel of John and the synoptics regarding the date Jesus died?
  • Feeding of 5000 - In John 6:8-9, Andrew brings a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish to Jesus, and then asks, "But how far will they go among so many?" I've been wondering about that very same thing. How did five loaves and two fish feed 5000 men? What do scholars say about the feeding stories?
  • Jesus and Judgment - Our little Bible study group is studying the Gospel of John. We struggled over 5:22 which says that "the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son." Then 8:15 where Jesus says "I judge no man." What does it mean that the Father has committed all judgment unto the Son?
  • John, the Apostle - As a Sunday school assignment, I'm to find interesting information and healings of John, Jesus' apostle. If you could send me some information that would be great! Thank you for this great web-site.

Books of the Bible — Bible Study

Life and Times — Bible Study