What Is The World and What Does It Need?
The World Needs The Cross of Christ
One of the most repetitive and significant themes in the Gospel of John is “the world”. It’s a theme whose overtones aren’t exactly positive. Jesus uses sin, darkness and even evil to describe it at times. Surprisingly, in John 7:1-13, Jesus even hints that His own brothers belong to the world. Understanding this theme helps us to understand the Gospel of John. It helps us to understand our neighbors. It helps us to understand ourselves. Most importantly, it helps us to understand and appreciate the grace of God in Jesus Christ.