John 21:20-25, 
20  Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them.
(This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said,
“Lord, who is going to betray you?”)  21  When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what
about him?” 22  Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what
is that to you? You must follow me.”  23  Because of this, the rumor spread among
the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would
not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to
you?” 24  This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them
down. We know that his testimony is true. 25  Jesus did many other things as
well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world
would not have room for the books that would be written.

1. HIS PERSON

Matthew 4:18-22, 
18  As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon
called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for
they were fishermen. 19  “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to
fish for people.”  20  At once they left their nets and followed him. 21  Going on from
there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother
John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus
called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed
him.

John 13:23
23  One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him.

John 19:26
26  When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing
nearby

John 20:2
2  So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved,

John 21:7 

7  Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!”

John 21:20
20  Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them.

2. JOHN’S PRINCIPLES

John 21:25,
25  Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I
suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would
be written.

1 John 4:7-11,
7  Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who
loves has been born of God and knows God.  8  Whoever does not love does not know
God, because God is love.  9  This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his
one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  10  This is love: not
that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice
for our sins.  11  Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one
another.

Revelation 1:9-11,
9  I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient
endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word
of God and the testimony of Jesus.  10  On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I
heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet,  11  which said: “Write on a scroll what
you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”

Revelation 22:12-17, 
12  “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person
according to what they have done.  13  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and
the Last, the Beginning and the End. 14  “Blessed are those who wash their
robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the
gates into the city.  15  Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and
practices falsehood. 16  “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you [ a ]  this testimony
for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright
Morning Star.” 17  The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears
say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the
free gift of the water of life.

3. JOHN’S PASSION

John 13:21-27,
21  After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I
tell you, one of you is going to betray me.” 22  His disciples stared at one another, at
a loss to know which of them he meant.  23  One of them, the disciple whom Jesus
loved, was reclining next to him.  24  Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said,
“Ask him which one he means.” 25  Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, “Lord,
who is it?” 26  Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread
when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to
Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27  As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan
entered into him.

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