John 20:30–31 (ESV)
The Purpose of This Book
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
A short verse for Sunday. Great. John is saying that his book doesn’t contain everything that Jesus did, but there is enough here that you may believe in Jesus. God’s Word has the power to
convict and convert through the Holy Spirit. The important purpose of the book is that “you may believe” in Jesus Christ. The benefit of believing is that “you may have life in his name.” The purpose of John’s
book is also our purpose. We are to share Jesus Christ with others so that they may believe too.
I pray: O Lord, use me to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Help me to plant the seeds
of faith. Help us to be prepared to bring in the harvest. Amen.