Gospel of John Synopsis: Statistics And Summary of Main Topics.

Gospel of John Chapter by Chapter Summary.







Fulfillment of Promise. The Divine Messiah. Kingdom of God: Good News For All.


God, Joseph, Mary, Holy Spirit, Jesus, People of Israel, John the Baptist, King Herod, Jesus Disciples.


1: 1, 14: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth

1:29: The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

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 everlasting life

6:29: Jesus answered and said to them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.

10:10: The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

10:28: And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.

11:25-26: Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?

13:35: By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

14:6: Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

14:9: Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, “Show us the Father.

17:17: Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

19:30: So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished!’ And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

20:29: Jesus said to him, ‘Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.


The book of John was the last of the four to be written most probably in Ephesus. John’s gospel is the story of Jesus, the Messiah and the Son of God. John describes how Christ’s incarnation and death on the cross made God known and secured eternal life for all those who believe in him. Matthew, Mark, and Luke are usually referred to as the “synoptic gospels”. The word “synoptic” originates from two Greek words (syn, meaning “together”, and optic, meaning “seen”) that mean, “a view together, a combined view, a synopsis”. They share many associations in content, and character, and give a same chronological account of the Lord’s miracles, parables, and messages. John stands in distinction to them in that it does not follow such a strict sequential rendering of the Lord’s ministry. It carries no parables and only seven of the miracles that Jesus delivered. Moreover, it deals more with the conversations, discourses, and prayers of Jesus. It has been said that Matthew presents Jesus as King, Mark presents Jesus as Servant, Luke presents Jesus as the Son of Man, and John presents Jesus as the Son of God.


#1. Christ the Word. “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”John the Baptist bore witness to him. Andrew told Simon Peter and they followed Jesus.
#2. Christ the Creator. “How dare you turn my Father’s house into a market!”Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding. He drove money-changers from the temple
#3. Christ the Saviour. “Unless a man is born of the water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom.” John the Baptist said, “He is above all.”
#4. Christ the Water of Life. “God is a spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”Jesus spoke with a Samaritan woman about her husbands. She said, “Can this be the Christ?
#5. Christ the Judge. “The Son gives life to those whom he is pleased to give it.”Jesus healed a man at Bethesda. He said, “The Son only does what he sees the Father doing.
#6. Christ the Bread of Life. “The words I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.”Jesus fed 5,000 men and walked across the sea. He said, “I am the bread of life.
#7. Christ the Heavenly One. “My teaching is not my own; it comes from him who sent me.”Jesus went to the feast. The people said, “Is this the Christ?” The chief priests tried to arrest him.
#8. Christ the Light of the World. “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”Jesus did not condemn a woman caught in adultery. The Pharisees questioned him.
#9. Christ the Light of the World. “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”Jesus healed a blind man on the Sabbath. The Pharisees called the man and threw him out.
#10. Christ the Good Shepherd. “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep, and my sheep know me.” Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. I give my life for the sheep.” They asked, “Are you the Christ?
#11. Christ the Resurrection and the Life. “I am the resurrection and the life.”Lazarus died. Jesus went to the tomb and said, “Lazarus, come out.” Lazarus came out. The chief priests plotted to put Jesus to death.
#12. Christ the Center of Attraction. “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.”Jesus rode into Jerusalem. The crowd shouted, “Hosanna!” He said, “The Son of Man must be lifted up.
#13. Christ the Advocate. “I have set an example that you should do as I have done.”Jesus washed the disciples’ feet. He said, “One of you will betray me.” Judas left.
#14. Christ the Coming One. “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”Jesus’ Farewell Discourse. Jesus Reveals The Father. The Father, The Son, And The Holy Spirit
#15. Christ the Vine. “I am the vine, and you are the branches.”The union of Christ and his members shown under the parable of a vine.
#16. Christ the Pre-Eminent One. “When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.”Persecution Of Disciples Predicted. Jesus Predicts His Return To The Disciples
#17. Christ the Intercessor (High Priest). Jesus Prays To Be Glorified. “I pray also for those who will believe in me . . . that they will be one.”
#18. Christ the Faithful and Obedient One unto Death. “My kingdom is not of this world.”Jesus Is Betrayed And Arrested. Peter Denies Jesus The First Time and then before Annas a second time.
#19. Christ the Faithful and Obedient One unto Death. “It is finished.”Pilate Attempts To Release Jesus. Jesus Dies On The Cross
#20. Christ the Victorious One. “Because you have seen me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed. Jesus Is Raised. “Mary went to the tomb and found it empty. Jesus met her. He came and stood among the disciples.
#21. Christ the Great Shepherd. “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!” Jesus Appears To The Disciples In Galilee. Peter Is Restored Three Times.