I hope you have been reading along with us on the podcast. (It’s never too late to start!) If so, I think you will be glad that you have the foundation of the facts of Jesus’ life from reading the other Gospels systematically. John uses that foundation to help us make spiritual connections throughout his gospel.
He starts right out of the gate laying the groundwork to prove to you that Jesus is God. He states it boldly in the first line. And if that first line sounds familiar, it is. Flip to the very first line of the entire Bible (Genesis 1:1) to check it out. When you do, take note of the plural in 1:26 and 3:22. Hmmm…who was the ‘us’?
Always remember…The Lord is One. He manifests in three different persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the ‘us’) – but He is One God. Let your finite mind noodle on that today!
Oh, and if you’re like me and came out of Sunday school a little confused, there are two main Johns – John the Baptist and John, one of the twelve disciples. Hope that helps you.