Explore the Bible Personal Study Guide Author:Lifeway Adults 1,2,3 John; Revelation — He loved to fish. He, along with his father and brother, made a living doing what they loved. A good living. Then one day Jesus of Nazareth stepped onto the shores of Lake Galilee and into the life of John Ben Zebedee. Jesus called out, "Come! Follow Me!" John leaped from the boat, splashed ashore, and was never the same ... more »again. He still fished. But now he cast the gospel net, drawing people to Jesus Christ, where they could find eternal life in Him.
John gave the remainder of his long life to proclaiming the gospel, building up churches in truth, and writing holy scripture. In addition to the Fourth Gospel, he wrote three epistles, or letters, warning believers about false teachers. Then while exiled for the faith on a small, barren island, John wrote Revelation, a vision of Christ's return and complete victory over evil.« less