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When you think of the Gospel of John, think of Jesus Christ as God.

John is the “Book of Jesus Christ as God.” The writer was the Apostle John, also called “the disciple whom Jesus loved” (John 21:20 & 24). In this book, John emphasizes Jesus’ heritage from His Heavenly Father, God. Luke’s gospel presents Jesus’ humanity; John’s gospel presents Christ’s eternal godhood. The book opens with the fact that Christ was with God in the beginning and that He is God. No genealogy is given for Jesus Christ in either the Gospel of Mark or John. In Mark, Jesus is presented as “the Servant of God.” Servants usually carried no written genealogy. In the book of John, Jesus is presented as God. God has no beginning and no end, making a genealogy impossible to record. (Matthew gives Jesus’ legal genealogy through Joseph’s ancestry. Luke gives Jesus’ natural genealogy through Mary’s ancestry.) Each of the four Gospels shows a different aspect of the life and ministry of our Lord and Savior. John wrote about many of Jesus’ miracles. John completed his book by showing that God gave his very Son to die on the cross, to be buried, and to be raised for our redemption.

In this fourth Gospel, Jesus is seen as being one with God “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30). Leaders among the Jews sought to – and did – kill Jesus “because he… said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God” — John 5:18.

Application: Only God can forgive sin (Mark 2:7).Jesus is God… He forgives! “Do You Know Jesus as God?”

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