In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. John 1:1-2 NIV
The Greek Word for Word is Logos. If we look deeper in the scriptures, we see that when we see the Word it means Jesus. You can take out Word and replace it with Jesus.
In the beginning was Jesus and Jesus was with God and Jesus was God. Here is the kicker. He was with God in the beginning. Not only was He God, but He is still God. This is a great declaration of Faith. Jesus is and always will be.
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:3-5 NIV
Through Him, all things were created. In Him, we find life. In Him, we find a light. This light will shine on us and will shine on in the darkness and will not be overcome by that darkness. So ask yourself, are you living in darkness or are you living in the light?
There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. John 1:6-8 NIV
We see here that John was sent from God. He came as a witness to testify so that all would believe. This is evangelism at it’s core. It is noted that John was not the light, he was a witness to it. Jesus is that light.
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. John 1:9-11 NIV
In order for this light to be revealed on this earth, Jesus had to become human. This is interesting. He was in the world and the world was made through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him. His own people did not accept Him.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. John 1:12-13 NIV
Those who did believe have received. He gave us the right to become a Child of God. This is our ultimate destiny. Being dead to sin and alive in Christ. It is true: we were born of God and we must be imitators and followers of Jesus so that all may know.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NIV
Jesus became human and dwelled on this earth so that people can see the Glory of God and God in the flesh. He is the only Son who came from the Father. This is where God’s grace and truth is revealed. Amen!
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