The gospel of John was written to the 2nd generation church. That is, the church who would no longer have an eye witness to Jesus’ death. John was aware that his death was no longer in the distant future. How will the church survive, no longer having an eye witness to minister and encourage them? Today, all Christians are members of that 2nd generation church. When we have failed, or grow discouraged, or at times even unsure of our faith does the Apostle John have anything to say to us that will encourage and strengthen us?
Scripture: John 20:30; John 21:20-23; John 1:29-34; Rom 6:3,4; 2 Cor 5:17; John 1:35,36,37; John 1:46; John 4:28,29; John 2:24; John 2:1-11; John 12:23; John 2:11
“Come and See” preached by Steve Ebsen on April 20th, 2019 at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mount Vernon, Washington