John the Apostle

An ordinary young fisherman whose relationship with Jesus of Nazareth turned him into a bestselling historian, world traveler, and Roman exile.

Meet John the Apostle

Meet John, ex-fisherman turned world-renowned author. He was mentored by Jesus of Nazareth along with eleven other guys. John, his brother James, and Peter were Jesus’ best friends, who shared experiences with him that the other disciples never witnessed.

John would tell you that true and eternal life only comes through believing in Jesus and knowing him.

John looked on while Jesus was crucified for the sins of the world. But three days later he ran to Jesus’ empty tomb to find his friend alive again.

John lived to tell about Jesus, the Son of God, speaking all over the Middle East about him and authoring five of the books in the Bible.

While suffering exile at the end of his life on the island of Patmos under Emperor Domitian for spreading the message of Jesus, God gave John a vision of the end of all things. He wrote down his vision, which we find in our Bibles as the last book, the book of Revelation.


We saw him with our
own eyes and touched
him with our own hands.
He is the Word of life.

John the Apostle
John 1:1 NLT
Messages: 25 Min

John's Story

by Colin Smith

Folk | Country Gospel

Passion Song

by Sean Carter

God has
given us
eternal life,
and this life is in his Son.

1 John 5:11 CSB
Messages: 47 Min

John, the Apostle of Love

by John MacArthur

Video: 4 Min
by John Piper, 8 min

Folk | Country Gospel

I've Seen Too Much

by Andrew Peterson
Article: 10 Min

How The Son of Thunder Became a Son of God


Life's Work
Video: 2 Min
John 21:25 NLT
Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.
Life Events

I, John, your brother and
partner in the affliction,
kingdom, and endurance
that are in Jesus,
was on
the island called Patmos
because of the word
of God and the
testimony of Jesus.

John the Apostle
Revelation 1:9 CSB
Video: 4 Min

A Description of the Island of Patmos

by Rev. Henry Fanshawe Tozer

In shape Patmos may be roughly described as forming a crescent, the horns of which face eastward; but its outline is broken up by innumerable promontories enclosing landlocked creeks, so that, when seen from above, it presents somewhat the aspect of a strange polypus. Its length from north to south is about eight miles, and its area is rugged and broken; but the most marked peculiarity is that it is almost divided in two in the middle, for in this part, within a distance of little more than half a mile from one another, are two isthmuses only a few hundred yards wide, and rising but slightly above the sea level. On the southernmost of these the scala is situated, while between the two stands the steep hill on which the acropolis of the Hellenic city was built.

Quoted from his book, "The Islands of the Aegean," which is in the Public Domain.

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Article: 7 Min

An Apostle in Exile

by John MacArthur at Grace to You

Video: 4 Min
John 21:20-24 CSB

 So Peter turned around and saw the disciple Jesus loved following them, the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and asked, “Lord, who is the one that’s going to betray you?” When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about him?”

“If I want him to remain until I come,” Jesus answered, “what is that to you? As for you, follow me.”

So this rumor spread to the brothers and sisters that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not tell him that he would not die, but, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?”


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