John's Gospel has long been a favorite among Christians. In it we encounter the living Jesus in his glory and his humanity, portrayed with both simplicity and depth. Through the eyes of faith John retells the story of the Word, drawing out its meaning for his readers so that they "may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God" and "have life in his name."
In this Bible Speaks Today volume, longtime pastor Bruce Milne provides a thoughtful exposition of John well-suited to preachers and anyone who seeks a deeper appreciation of the text. He sets the stage with introductory material on the authorship of John, how it compares to the other three Gospels, and its purpose and theology. Then Milne guides readers passage-by-passage through the text, paying attention to practical application as well as interpretation. A study guide at the end of the book will help you to further ponder and apply the riches of this Gospel. This completely redesigned new edition includes updated language and Scripture quotations throughout.
As Milne puts it, "The mystery of Jesus Christ is the theme of this gospel; always beyond us, yet always summoning us to explore it more fully." With The Message of John, you have an accessible and reliable guide as you explore John's powerful portrait of Christ.
The Gospel of John
A. The ministry of the pre-incarnate king (John 1:1-18)
B. The ministry of the incarnate king (John 1:19—19:42)
C. The ministry of the risen king (John 20:1—21:25)