What does it mean to believe? In the Bible, to believe means to put your trust in, to be fully convinced of, or to entrust one’s self to someone or something. It is demonstrated by going all in with your life. John, who was one of Jesus’ earliest followers and friends, claims that he wrote his good news book (a Gospel) so we would believe (and continue to believe) in Jesus (John 20:31).
John’s Gospel includes seven detailed signs demonstrating why we should believe. These seven signs point ahead to the greatest signs of the book, which are Jesus’ death for people’s sins and his resurrection from the dead. All these signs encourage and even demand a choice from us as to whether or not we will believe and continue to believe in Jesus.