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The Gospel of John

‘The Word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart’ (Hebrews 4:12).

‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work’ (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

‘These (John’s Gospel) are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name’ (John 20:31).

Starting on the 24th April, we are hoping our whole church family will spend the next ten weeks reading through the Gospel of John. Our reading plan will involve five relatively short readings every day until the 30th June. During this time, I hope we have opportunity to share together and encourage one another in what we’ve read.

Some might do their reading on the bus or train. Others first thing in the morning or last thing at night. Families could do the reading plan together – perhaps after dinner, or before bed time. It doesn’t matter how we read the Word of God. What matters is that we do it.

Seeing it through to the end will require discipline and perseverance, but I have no doubt it will be worth the effort. Look again at the promises of God above: reading the Gospel of John, investing time and allowing it to impact upon our soul and spirit, will change us for the good. Let’s pursue life in Jesus’ name.