The Bible has four different accounts of Jesus life and each of them is unique, bringing with it God’s inspiration through the author’s viewpoint and audience. Matthew, Mark and Luke contain a lot of corroborated information while John takes a different tack.
John seeks to present Jesus as God. The others do that too but emphasize Jesus as King, Servant and Human as well. John leaves off many of the other common stories about Jesus and focuses in on a number of signs that Jesus gave proving his deity. In addition John gives a number of statements that Jesus made “I AM ____________” speaking to his characteristics and place as the I AM.
Finally, near the end of his book John reveals his intention in writing:
But these are written so 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 (CSB)
We’re about to start an extended study through the book of John on Sunday mornings. I believe it will be very rewarding and instructive to us as we continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God and live based on that belief.
Read the book of John here.