‘This is the disciple who bears witness about these things and has written them down…’ (John 21:24)

Bearing witness: Janet Scott reads from the gospel of John

‘Behind all this is the testimony of an eyewitness.’ | Photo: ‘Resurrection of Lazarus’ / Wikimedia Commons.

The Gospel according to John is markedly different from the three Synoptic gospels. It is primarily located in the Jerusalem area, rather than Galilee. Jesus’ speech is different: instead of short sayings there are long discourses. There is little reference to the Kingdom of God and there are no parables. Instead we have the ‘I Am’ sayings which focus on Jesus himself – as Light, Truth, Shepherd, Vine and so on.

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