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The power of the Gospel of John

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Using Gospels is only one way to share your faith. But since 1893, members of The Pocket Testament League have found sharing God's Word with others by giving away Scripture is an exceptionally powerful way to bring others the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Why Gospels?

The word "Gospel" literally means "Good News." A Greek word used by the apostles who wrote about Jesus, the Gospel of Jesus Christ has changed lives everywhere it is shared. No human words can match the impact of God's own words. The Bible tells us that Scripture is like a ‘two edged sword’ that cuts through our emotional barriers and reveals the heart of God. When people read God's Word, they are touched right to their core with an impact that can never be matched any other way.

Helen Cadbury, founder of The Pocket Testament League, once said, “If only we can get people to read the book for themselves it will surely lead them to Christ.”

Why the book of John?

The Gospel of John is one of four books of the Bible that talk about the life of Jesus. It has some unique elements that make it well suited for evangelism. John wrote to impress upon the reader that Jesus was the Son of God, fully human yet fully divine because He was filled with the Spirit and power of God. John walked with Jesus, talked with and was taught by Jesus personally. As an eyewitness, he contrasted the many miracles of Jesus that demonstrated His awesome power with His servant's heart. The result is a book that speaks clearly about Jesus' love and forgiveness and the promise of eternal life for those who believe in Jesus and His Father who sent Him.

John wrote his Gospel with a specific purpose in mind, which he describes near the end of his book. He wrote that “These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31).


In 1893 a young girl named Helen Cadbury sewed a pocket in her dress to keep part of the Bible in it. She would write out some scripture each day and pray for one person to share it with. She enlisted her friends in a group they called The Pocket Testament League. Helen’s legacy lives on today as The League has equipped millions of Christians around the world to share the most important book ever written with others.


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We are using the Gospel of John Pocket Testaments for work with Hurricane Harvey Survivors in Corpus Christi, TX. They are a simple way to share the Gospel and leave part of Scripture with them to read and begin their journey to either finding Jesus Christ or growing in their new faith. Jackie P. from Corp Christi, TX
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