The Gospel of Luke
Jesus came to bring God’s love and the gift of eternal life to the world.
Not only is Jesus the Messiah, but he’s also the son of God who gives eternal life to everyone who believes in his name. We see this reality through the signs and miracles he performs. And when people question if he’s the son of God, seven times Jesus responds, “I Am.”
John emphasizes Jesus’ unique ability to give eternal life—something only God has the authority to do. He also introduces people to a new life in him. By believing that he is the Messiah and God’s son, they have eternal life and freedom from sin and are empowered to perform radical acts of kindness, generosity, and selfless love as they live according to God’s Kingdom.
The Son of God
The Gospel of John emphasizes Jesus as God incarnate and the reality to which the entire biblical story points. John emphasizes this with his opening passages that state that Jesus was with God at creation and that Jesus is God. It’s a bold statement, and John spends the rest of his Gospel account emphasizing Jesus’ identity as God in human form.