Has John’s Gospel ever seemed an enigma—a wondrous and enticing enigma, but nonetheless puzzling? SENT provides a resourceful entrée into John’s Gospel, that will be of encouragement to pastors, teachers, and small group leaders alike.
As a resource to John’s Gospel and the Letters of John, SENT seeks to combine the concluding statement of John 20 with Jesus’ affirmation of John 17:
“But these [signs] have been written in order that you might believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God,” the One who said, “As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.”
Given this combination, SENT addresses two questions: to whom was Jesus sent and with what message? Moreover, through the entrée of John 17, Jesus’ “I AM” statements resonate profoundly, even as the voice of John’s Gospel echoes throughout the Letters of John.
SENT provides Scriptural texts in Greek and English, study questions, and meditations. The format is simple: divided into workable parts, it follows the course of the “academic year” in conjunction with the Christian calendar. It may be used devotionally or as an aid to teaching and preaching.