GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
ACCORDING TO JOHN
by Steve Van Nattan: If Jesus Christ had not risen from the grave to live again,
he would have died to wash your sins away, but he would not be able to claim the
power over death. You would die one day, and you would not go to hell, for your
sins were paid for on the cross. But you would not live again. When Jesus rose
from the dead, from the tomb outside Jerusalem, he claimed YOU to live with him
eternally. This is the most joyful chapter in the whole Bible. Enjoy!
Van Nattan's questions are in blue and are NOT inspired and final. You do not
have to agree with Steve. Also, if you do not understand something you are reading,
do not stop and dwell on it too long. Just keep reading and deal with what you
20:1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark,
unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus
loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre,
and we know not where they have laid him.
3 Peter therefore went forth, and
that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
4 So they ran both together:
and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he
6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre,
and seeth the linen clothes lie,
7 And the napkin, that was about his head,
not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and
he saw, and believed.
9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must
rise again from the dead.
10 Then the disciples went away again unto their
11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept,
she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
12 And seeth two angels in
white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body
of Jesus had lain.
13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She
saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they
have laid him.
14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and
saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus saith unto her,
Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener,
saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid
him, and I will take him away.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself,
and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
17 Jesus saith unto
her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren,
and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and
18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen
the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
19 Then the same day
at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the
disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst,
and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
20 And when he had so said, he shewed
unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father
hath sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed
on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
23 Whose soever sins
ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them
when Jesus came.
25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen
the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of
the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into
his side, I will not believe.
26 And after eight days again his disciples
were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and
stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
27 Then saith he to Thomas,
Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust
it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
28 And Thomas answered
and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because
thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and
yet have believed.
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence
of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written,
that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing
ye might have life through his name.
the key verse of John:
20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
to help you decide if you believe the Gospel in John Chapter Twenty
3-10- Do you believe that Jesus rose from death and is alive now in heaven? Do
you believe he will raise YOU from death some day?
30-31- We have reached the Key Verse,
the theme, of the Gospel of John.
you believe everything you read in the Gospel of John is all true?
so to Jesus out loud right now !
you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, you have eternal life. You
are born again. Your salvation took effect when you believed what you read.
NEXT STATEMENT IS IN RED BECAUSE IT IS THE GOOD NEWS:
IS NOTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO DO. YOU ARE SAVED!
tell someone what Jesus did for you.
you need to read this chapter again just to imprint it in your mind better? This
is the chapter of your hope for the future, and it is the story of why you have
new life in Jesus Christ right NOW.
last chapter in the Gospel of John is about what Jesus did between his resurrection
and when he went back to heaven. Don't stop here, for the last chapter is very
important. You must believe everything in the Gospel of John to have life in Jesus
Christ, so get the whole story please.
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