We have come to the end of our John 1-6 Study. I hope and pray that you have been blessed and encouraged by our time following the footsteps of Jesus through these six chapters. I believe that it is fitting to end our study during Passion Week, a time in which to reflect on the life, death, and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Jesus was a flesh and blood human who did indeed walk this earth during the first century. He was fully God and fully man. The divine WORD made flesh. Emmanuel—God with us. Though He left the splendor of heaven, He came humbly to the earth, walked among ordinary men, and ministered among the least likely of society.
While Jesus performed many signs and wonders, the greatest miracle of all was that He saw and called people by name. First He called His twelve disciples, and then He spent time talking with Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman at the well, the lame man at the pool of Bethesda, and countless others that He intentionally saw and made time for.
But the first six chapters is just the beginning of the story! John continues to give us a rich account of the rest of Jesus’ life and ministry, His teaching, and His heart for people. Therefore, I encourage you to keep reading and studying this powerful gospel. While this Bible study is stopping here, you don’t have to end your study at this point. Keep digging, keep pressing in, and continue following the footsteps of Jesus through the pages of John’s gospel. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed but will be greatly enriched by the wonderful nuggets in this gospel account.
Several years ago I did my own in-depth study of the entire Gospel of John and shared my reflections and revelations on John 7-21. If you would like to continue studying this amazing book and would like to continue reading my writings, you can jump over to that study. I pray that it greatly blesses and encourages you in your walk with Jesus.
As we conclude this Bible study, let’s take a moment to ponder and reflect on all that God has shown us over the past couple months. What new insights did God give you? Has this book caused you to view Jesus in a different light? As you read about the life and nature of Christ, have you become more grateful and awed by His incredible love? Have you fallen deeper in love with your Savior?
Many of the first century Jews rejected Jesus. They did not recognize Him as their long awaited Messiah and thought He was simply a carpenter from Nazareth. However, with the hindsight of history, we know the truth. But the question remains, will we accept and believe it?
Jesus came to earth to give us a priceless gift. However, we must be willing to receive and accept the offer He extends. Therefore, let’s believe and receive with gratitude the gift Jesus came to give and receive the adoption and rebirth as sons and daughters of God.
“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”