A simple, effective, inductive study of God's Word. Simply R.E.A.D. offered through the Delighting in the Lord ministry. The Simply R.E.A.D format can be used to study through any book of the Bible. This year, the format is applied to the Gospel of John through the women's Bible study, Simply Believe.
“Simply Believe” A Study on the Gospel of John
John, a disciple and servant of Jesus Christ, writes the Gospel of John from firsthand experience as he details the life and death of Jesus Christ. He writes to the Jews and the Gentiles presenting Jesus as the Son of God. But he doesn’t write just the details of Jesus’ ministry, he goes to the reasons why giving meaning and explanation. John writes his Gospel late in life after experiencing an intimate walk with Jesus, his own persecution, witnessing the rise of the church, hearing the heretics try to deceive believers and then receiving end time revelations from God in Patmos. His message is simple – simply believe. It is the heart of the message for it is the answer to all our heart cries for today and eternity. John writes in 20:31 “So that you may believe that Jesus is he Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.”
John learned the secret to living an abundant life. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and with great care and attention he shares that secret with us in this Gospel. John, a book with great intricacy and depth and simplicity and application. It stirs the heart of the new believers and the old. Seven times in John’s account, Jesus will declare who He is and prove He is the God-Man through power, signs and teachings. And through it all, John gives each of us an invitation. An invitation to believe, become and bear fruit for God.