Many of you know the Gospel of John is my fave book in the Bible. One reason I like it is because the Jesus in it is constantly doing stuff not recorded elsewhere. Like rebuking his own mother [2:4], arguing with Nicodemus in the middle of the night [3:10], and sounding more than a little sarcastic with the Pharisees [10:31-32]. In short, Jesus sounds like someone I can relate to because I too [gasp!!!] can be combative, argumentative, and sarcastic at times [shocker I know!!!].
But aside from the unique stories and manly nature of the book, the other reason I like the Gospel of John is because it reminds religious people like me that the real purpose of the law is to encourage us to cling to the only one who ever kept it [7:19] and that is Christ [Romans 5:19]. Therefore, our job is not to perfectly obey, but to sincerely serve and follow Jesus just like Mary, Nicodemus, and the disciples did. And THAT we can do!!!
So do yourself a favor. And read or watch the Gospel of John!!! Click the pic for the cheapest DVD price — >$6. My kids and I watch a little every weekend. Stopping every few minutes to answer all the questions they ask. You just might be eternally grateful you did!!!