The four Gospels of the New Testament—Matthew, Mark, Luke and John—tell the beautiful story of Jesus’ life on earth. The fourth Gospel, the Gospel of John, contains the most words of Jesus and outlines His loving plan for your life. Following are some of the key passages and verses from the book of John which deserve special attention as you read and study:

Jesus: The Word of God, the True Light of the World.
Chapter 1, verses 1–18

Key verse • John 1:12: “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

What does it mean to be “born again”?
Chapter 3, verses 1–21

Key verse • John 3:3: “Jesus answered him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.’”

The woman at the well: “He told me everything I did.”
Chapter 4, verses 1–30

Key verse • John 4:24: “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

All you can eat!—Jesus feeds 5,000.
Chapter 6, verses 1–13, 25–40

Key verse • John 6:35: “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.’”

The Good Shepherd—An all-time favorite chapter.
Chapter 10, verses 1–30

Key verses • John 10:27–28: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”

Lazarus is raised from the dead.—How did it happen?
Chapter 11, verses 1–46

Key verse • John 11:25: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.’”

Jesus, the True Vine.
Chapter 15 (all)

Key verses • John 15:4–5: “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me… Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”

Jesus’ last prayer, for love and unity.
Chapter 17 (all)

Key verses • John 17:22–23: “The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.”