The gospel of John provides 7 “signs” and 7 “I am” statements by Jesus to prove He is the Christ, the Son of God (John 20:31)*. I propose that the whole second half of the gospel is written in order to provide us with the ultimate “sign” (Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection). John’s gospel is written with the whole world as his audience, that means you and me! Embracing our knowledge and understanding (John 10:38) of the eyewitness accounts recorded in ancient literature authenticated and verified by historians, we can trust that deliverance from sin and oppression has come through Jesus. – Teresa
*The Bible Knowledge Commentary, by Walvoord & Zuck (p.269)
John 10:31-42 (ESV)
31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— 36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” 39 Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.
40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained. 41 And many came to him. And they said, “John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” 42 And many believed in him there.