This is a series to look at some of the obstacles to accepting Jesus as Lord and Saviour. We have here a number of individuals who meet Jesus face to face yet reject him. One wonders, how those who most eagerly anticipated the Messiah (the religious leaders and High Priest) could end up rejecting Jesus? It’s the confusion that religion brings (being human focused, trusting men’s testimony over God’s, unable to accept Jesus divinity). Or, how can someone who spent 3 intensive years with Jesus ultimately reject him and hand him over to the enemy?
John is a special Gospel. We hope that as the disciples of Jesus were constantly surprised and astonished by the kind of Messiah Jesus turns out to be, we too may be astonished anew. Here is God’s love in full and open display. You’ll find that John has a great deal to say about life. We hope this may deepen our understanding of how we live that life, received through believing, for Jesus each and every day. John sets out his purpose clearly. ‘These things I have written that you may believe and live’ (20:31).