When people are trying to share Yeshua (Jesus) with those who do not yet believe that He is the Messiah, many times they will ask seekers to read the Book of John for many reasons (not the least of which is that John is among the shortest of the Gospels). John's writings also introduce the readers to Yeshua's love in a unique and powerful way. The book of John is viewed as the most relational of the four Gospels, and it is this relationship between G-D and man that people are attempting to share when encouraging those searching to read and find.
John is filled with beautiful verses, many which are well known, such as John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."
This is a verse that is familiar to those who read the Bible and those who read signs displayed at ballgames.
Or John 2:19, which speaks so powerfully of the promise of Yeshua's resurrection: "Jesus answered them, 'Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.'"
Or maybe the beautiful words which hold such a great promise of freedom from John 8:31-32: "Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, 'If you remain in My word, then you are truly My disciples. You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.'"
Or even the words that Yeshua spoke in response to Thomas in John 14:6 that so many of us hold on to at times when we also simply don't know where to go or what to do: "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'"
In order to list all of the verses from the book of John that speak of G-D's love and faithfulness towards us, it would actually require posting the entire book of John in this article to cover them all. But my favorite verse from the book of John is one I have never heard preached by anyone in the 37 years I have been a believer in Yeshua as the Messiah. This single verse is found in between the narrative in chapter 5 that describes the healing of the man who had been an invalid for 38 years and had been waiting for someone to carry him to the waters of heali