John, the Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

Today I’m over at DoNotDepart.com sharing a few interesting facts about John, “the disciple whom Jesus love.”


The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

Today in our series on the New Testament writers we focus on the Apostle John, the man who referred to himself as the “disciple whom Jesus loved.” The truth is that anyone of the disciples could have said this about themselves. Jesus did (and does) love all of them, but I think this statement tells a little bit about John’s relationship with Jesus. John knew He was loved. And when we know we are loved by someone, doesn’t that make us want to love that person back?

We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

John’s keen awareness of Christ’s love may have been the reason John stood by Him at the Cross. John was the only apostle, by the way, who did not run when Jesus was arrested. [Read the rest here.]

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