John is often the book recommended to new believers or seekers to study first. While the book of Mark is an excellent choice as well, it is hard to argue against John. John was written that “you may believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” The thesis itself is sufficient to show us that this is a great place to start.
The perspective in the book of John is a bit different from the other synaptic gospels, as the content is largely unique to this book. That means you get a lot of teachings and stories from Jesus’ life not recorded elsewhere. And all of these are compiled to show us that Jesus is indeed the Son of God. What can be more worthy of study than that!
Our Bible study guides provide an excellent resource for teachers of small groups, but can also be used for personal study. You can use the discussion questions as a quick way to start conversation on the text and point those in your Bible study to key points in the text. Teaching points provide additional reflection on some points that may have not been noticed. And cross-references supplement the studies with supporting Scriptures. We hope you will share your thoughts with us in the comments of each lesson as you begin your journey to study and obey the book of John.