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TRUE TO HIS WORD

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TRUE TO HIS WORD
(ESV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. 9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’ ”) 16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.
(ESV)
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
That we may “know” and believe
WORD UP
Author:
· John brother of James (Sons of Thunder) (Sons of Zebedee)
· Galilean Fishermen
· Initial Disciples of John the Baptist
· The Disciple that Jesus Love
· Date: after 60-90 AD
Other Books Authored
· I, 2, 3 John
· Revelations
· Tradition Age of Death 100 Ephesus
Some of the key words in this thematic presentation of portions of Jesus’ life are truth, light, darkness, word, knowledge, belief, abide, love, world, witness, and judgment. This gospel is not only evangelistic, but it is also designed to build believers in their faith and understanding of spiritual principles. John was no doubt familiar with the synoptic Gospels and created this fourth Gospel as a spiritual supplement to the others. While the other gospels focus on the Galilean ministry, John practically avoids it and concentrates on the Judean ministry.
Wilkinson, B., & Boa, K. (1983). Talk thru the Bible (p. 337). Nashville: T. Nelson.
The beginning echoes most likely for his Jewish listeners.
Incarnation
of the
Son of God
Presentation
of the
Son of God
Opposition
to the
Son of God
Preparation
of the Son’s
Disciples
Crucifiction
and Resurrection
of the Son of God
1:1
1:18
1:19
4:54
5:1
12:50
13:1
17:26
18:1
21:25
Divisions
Introduction to Christ
Revelation of Christ
Rejection of Christ
Revelation from Christ
Rejection of Christ
1:1
1:18
1:19
4:54
5:1
12:50
13:1
17:26
18:1
21:25
Topics
Seven Miracles
Upper
Room
Discourse
Supreme
Miracle
“That You May Believe”
“That You May Have Life”
Place
Israel
Time
A Few Years
A Few
Hours
A Few
WeeksThe beginning echoes most likely for his Jewish listeners.
(ESV)
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
(BHW 4.18)
3 וַיֹּ֥אמֶר אֱלֹהִ֖ים יְהִ֣י א֑וֹר וַֽיְהִי־אֽוֹר׃
Not only is the Word with God intimately but the Word is itself God
So we have here the Theos and the Logos presented as mirror images but yet separate.
The Word of God (Logos) is at all time in the mind of God. When God expresses outwardly that which is always present inwardly, this expression of Words in action reveal the heart of God and becomes the creative power of our God.
In the Word is Spiritual Life, and this Life that is provided by the Word is what will guide (light) path of Men
(ESV)
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
(ESV)
13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
· The proclamation of faith is captured in Words
· The expression of the Gospel is captured in Words
What do we need to Believe
We need to believe God’s word,
We need to believe God’s word,
We need believe that the Word is the thought and mind of God revealed to us
We need to believe the unity of God and his Word
We need to believe the power of God’s Word
Reveals truth
Creates
Delivers
Restore
Sustains
7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
making wise the simple;
8 the precepts of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
9 the fear of the Lord is clean,
enduring forever;
the rules of the Lord are true,
and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors?
Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
and innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
[1]
[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
Psalm 107:19–20 ESV
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.
Seven Wonders Of The Word
1. The wonder of its formation—the way in which it grew is one of the mysteries of time.
2. The wonder of its unification—a library of 66 books, yet one book.
3. The wonder of its age—most ancient of all books.
4. The wonder of its sale—best-seller of all time and of any other book.
5. The wonder of its interest—only book in the world read by all classes of people.
6. The wonder of its language—written largely by uneducated men, yet the best book from a literary standpoint.
7. The wonder of its preservation—the most hated of all books, yet it continues to exist.[1]
[1] Tan, P. L. (1996). Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations: Signs of the Times (p. 186). Garland, TX: Bible Communications, Inc.
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