Set ten or fifteen minutes aside each morning to begin your day with God. The purpose for this time is to help you build a personal relationship with God. The key to building this relationship is communication and spending time together so you get to know each other. Beginning on page 29, you will find a plan that has been developed to help you get started in building your relationship with God.
This allows you the opportunity to talk with God. During this time you can share whatever is on your heart, both the good and the bad. God wants to become one of your best friends. There is nothing you can tell Him that He doesn’t already know, and yet He still loves you. Ask God to help you develop your relationship to Him and to make you the kind of person that He created you to be. Ask God to help you understand the things He is trying to communicate through John’s Gospel.
When you have finished your prayer, allow God the opportunity to share with you the things that are upon His heart. Everything that God wants you to know about Himself is recorded for you in the Bible. Read the selected verses for the day and ask God to give you guidance in what He wants you to know and understand.
During days 1-7 of the 31-Day Plan you will be guided in the “Things to Consider” section to look for certain truths in the text which should help you learn what God is trying to communicate to you. On day 8 you can begin recording the major ideas you see in each selection for yourself.
This is a place for you to record or comment on things of interest to you as you read and consider the text. There is also a blank page at the end of this section for your use.
Write down things you don’t understand and ask a more mature Christian to help you find answers from the Scriptures.
Is there something you learned from God which you need to apply to your life? The purpose of fellowship with God is to change your life so you become more like Jesus — not just to make you smarter. This is the key to becoming a new creation in Christ. You can record what you intend to do about what God has said to you.
May God bless you as you embark on your daily journey with God through the Gospel of John!
|Day 1||1:1-28||Who Jesus Is|
|Day 2||1:29-51||What Others Said About Jesus|
|Day 3||2:1-25||First Miracle; Cleansing of the Temple|
|Day 4||3:1-36||You Must Be Born Again|
|Day 5||4:1-42||Jesus’ Encounter with the Samaritans|
|Day 6||4:43-54||Jesus Heals a Nobleman’s Son|
|Day 7||5:1-18||Jesus Heals on the Sabbath Day|
|Day 8||5:19-47||The Father and the Son|
|Day 9||6:1-24||Jesus Feeds Five Thousand|
|Day 10||6:25-71||Jesus—The Bread of Life|
|Day 11||7:1-24||Jesus in Galilee and Jerusalem|
|Day 12||7:25-53||Jesus’ Ministry in Jerusalem|
|Day 13||8:1-30||Jesus and the Woman Taken in Sin|
|Day 14||8:31-59||The Truth Will Set You Free|
|Day 15||9:1-41||Jesus Heals a Blind Man|
|Day 16||10:1-21||Jesus—The Good Shepherd|
|Day 17||10:22-42||Jesus Declares His Divinity|
|Day 18||11:1-37||The Death of Lazarus|
|Day 19||11:38-57||Jesus Brings Lazarus back to Life|
|Day 20||12:1-19||Mary Anoints Jesus; Triumphal Entry|
|Day 21||12:20-50||Jesus is Glorified|
|Day 22||13:1-38||The Last Supper|
|Day 23||14:1-31||Jesus Teaches About the Holy Spirit|
|Day 24||15:1-27||Jesus—The True Vine|
|Day 25||16:1-33||The Work of the Holy Spirit|
|Day 26||17:1-26||Jesus Prays for His Disciples|
|Day 27||18:1-40||Jesus Arrested and Tried|
|Day 28||19:1-27||Condemnation and Crucifixion|
|Day 29||19:28-42||Jesus’ Death and Burial|
|Day 30||20:1-31||The Resurrection|
|Day 31||21:1-25||Jesus Appears in Galilee|