When John wrote about the life of Jesus, he could have written a lot longer book, but he didn’t. He wrote what he did “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name” (John 20v31).

  • What is the evidence he puts forward?
  • What does it mean to have life in his name?

Let’s explore this book together with the following materials:

  • summary videos for each section (5-10 minutes each)
  • daily readings which should take no more than 5 minutes
  • notes and questions to provoke more thought about each daily reading
  • Group Study Guide


The notes and questions are in a pdf document at the end of each set of readings. Take as long on these as you like.

Section A – John 1-3 – Jesus is the Son of God
  • Daily readings (see questions for further thought in leaflet below)
    • John 1v1-18 – Introduction
    • John 1v19-34 – The Testimony of John the Baptist
    • John 1v35-51 – The Testimony of the First Disciples
    • John 2v1-11 – Sign 1 – The glory of the Creator at the Cana wedding
    • John 2v12-22 – The ultimate sign foretold after he cleans the temple
    • John 2v23-25 – The Testimony of the People
    • John 3v1-21 – The Testimony of Nicodemus and Jesus himself
    • John 3v22-36 – More Testimony from John the Baptist

Section B – John 4-5 – I am the Messiah/Christ

  • John 4v1-42 – The Testimony of the Samaritan woman
  • John 4v43-54 – Sign 2 – The Official’s son is healed at a distance
  • John 5v1-30 – Sign 3 – The invalid is healed at the pool of Bethesda
  • John 5v31-47 – The Testimony of the Father and the Scriptures
Section C – John 6-7 –  “I am the Bread of Life”
  • John 6v1-15 – Sign 4 – Feeding the 5000
  • John 6v16-24 – Sign 5 – Jesus walks on the water
  • John 6v25-59 – “I am the Bread of Life”
  • John 6v60-70 – The Testimony of Peter “Words of eternal life”
  • John 7v1-52 – The Testimony of Jesus “Streams of living water”

Section D – John 8-9 – I am the Light of the World

  • John 8v1-11 – No condemnation for woman caught in adultery
  • John 8v12-36 – “I am the Light of the World”
  • John 8v31-47 – Living according to your father
  • John 8v48-59 – “I AM”
  • John 9v1-34 – Sign 6 – Jesus heals a man born blind on the Sabbath
  • John 9v35-41 – Spiritual sight and blindness

Section E – John 10 – I am the Shepherd & Gate for the sheep

  • John 10v1-10 – “I am the Gate” to allow entry
  • John 10v11-21 – “I am the Good Shepherd” who lays down his life
  • John 10v22-42 – My sheep listen to my voice: “I and the Father are one”

Section F – John 11-12 – I am the Resurrection and the Life

  • John 11v1-16 – Jesus stays away and Lazarus dies
  • John 11v17-37 – “I am the Resurrection and the Life”
  • John 11v38-44 – Sign 7: Lazarus raised
  • John 11v45-57 – Plot to kill Jesus
  • John 12v1-11 – Jesus anointed for his burial
  • John 12v12-36 – Jesus’ Triumphal Entry  and prediction of death
  • John 12v37-50 – Mixed responses to Jesus’ claims
  • Daily reading questions

Section G – John 13-14 – I am the Way, the Truth and the Life

  • John 13v1-17 – Jesus washes the disciples feet & commands, “Wash each others’ feet”
  • John 13v18-30 – Jesus predicts his betrayal & commands, “Accept anyone I send”
  • John 13v31-38 – Jesus predicts Peter’s denial & commands, “Love one another”
  • John 14v1-14 – Jesus says he is returning to the Father & he is the Way to follow.
  • John 14v15-31 – Jesus promises the Holy Spirit & commands, “loving obedience”
  • Daily reading questions

Section H – John 15-17 – I am the Vine

  • John 15v1-17 – “I am the True Vine” – “Remain in my love and bear fruit”
  • John 15v18-16v4 – You will testify with the Spirit and be persecuted
  • John 16v5-16 – I will send the Holy Spirit who will work through you
  • John 16v17-33 – You will have a lasting joy and peace despite events
  • John 17v1-5 – Jesus prays for his and his Father’s glory
  • John 17v6-26 – Jesus prays for his followers to be protected as one in him
  • Daily reading questions

Section I – John 18-19 – I am a King

  • John 18v1-11 – Jesus of Nazareth arrested – “I am he”
  • John 18v12-27 – Trail 1 with the High Priest & Peter denies knowing Jesus
  • John 18v28-40 – Trial 2 with Pilate – “I am a King”
  • John 19v1-16 – The sentence – “Here is your king”
  • John 19v17-27 – The “King of the Jews” is crucified
  • John 19v28-37 – The testimony of John and the scripture to Jesus’ death
  • John 19v38-42 – Jesus is buried
  • Daily reading questions

Section J – He is Lord

  • John 20v1-9 – The tomb is empty ; “They have taken my Lord”
  • John 20v10-18 – Mary sees the Lord
  • John 20v19-25 – The disciples see the Lord
  • John 20v26-31 – Thomas sees the Lord
  • John 21v1-14 – Peter recognises the Lord
  • John 21v15-23 – The Lord commissions Peter
  • John 20v30-31 & 21v24-25 – This is written so you may believe.
  • Daily reading questions