As you know, we are looking at the gospel of John, and I want you to turn in that gospel to chapter 2, John chapter 2; we'll finish up that second chapter this morning. And I do confess to you that there's so much more that can be said and should be said about these sections that we're not able to get to, and I commend you to read diligently and meditate on these texts and let the Lord direct you as well in the things that we don't even have time to cover.
But I remind you, for those who are visiting with us, that John's gospel is a record of the life and ministry of Christ that focuses on one aspect, and that is His deity, that He is fully God. And John gives his purpose in chapter 20, verse 31, "These have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God and that believing you may have life in His name."
So he has an apologetic purpose, to prove that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and an evangelistic purpose so that you will believe that and in believing that have eternal life. So his goal is salvation, salvation. His means is evidence concerning Jesus Christ....