It has been said that the Gospel of John is one of the simplest, yet most profound books ever written: shallow enough to bathe a baby, deep enough for an elephant to swim.
Why did John write this Gospel, his rendition of the Good News? He tells us in 20.31 that it is so that we might believe and have life in Jesus' name.
Need life? Who doesn't?! Join us for this sermon series in the Gospel of John.
John the Witness
South Church will begin working through the Gospel of John, and this first message from that Gospel is actually the second message from the series, but preached first in order to provide this month's topic for our Restore groups.
What is the function of John the Witness? How does it relate to our function as a body of believers, in hot pursuit of the glory of Christ, and with a great desire to share that glory with others?
What is Proclaim all about? We can find out by peering into the life of John the Witness, this week as we Proclaim!
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22 So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”