What is the Purpose Behind the Gospel of John? A Bible Study

Why did John write the gospel bearing his own name?  What audience was he writing to?  What was the purpose for the gospel of John?Who was John? John was most certainly a Jew and he identifies himself in this gospel as “the disciple whom Jesus loved” (13:23).  John and his elder brother James (Acts 12:2) were known as the sons of Zebedee” (Matt 10:2-4) but were also referred to as the “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17) and so there is little doubt that this was the disciple John that is mentioned … [Read more...]