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Try it free for 30 days. Luke 24 John 2. Enrich your faith and grow in spiritual maturity with the incredible Bible study and devotional books listed below. Try it for 30 days FREE. Cancel at any time. You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Now what does John want to tell us first about this man Jesus Christ whose deeds and words fill the pages of this Gospel?
He wants to tell us four things about Jesus Christ: John begins his Gospel by locating Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God, in relation to time, namely, before time.
Jude exults in this truth with his great doxology: Paul says in 2 Timothy 1: That is who we will meet in this Gospel. Verse 1, at the end: This could not get simpler — and it could not get weightier.
The Word, who became flesh and dwelt among us, Jesus Christ, was and is God. Let this be known loud and clear that at Bethlehem — indeed, at all true Christian churches — we worship Jesus Christ as God. We fall down with Thomas before Jesus in John When we hear the Jewish leaders say in John This is who he is our Savior, our Lord, our God. Do you see what this means for our series on the Gospel of John? It means that we are going to spend week after week getting to know God, as we get to know Jesus.
Do you want to know God? Come with us, and invite others, to come and meet God as we meet Jesus. Verse 1, the middle of the verse: Someday I may preach a message just on this doctrine from the rest of John and the other Scriptures. But for now simply let this straightforward statement stand in your mind and sink into your heart: He is God, and he has a relationship with God. He is God, and he is the image of God, perfectly reflecting all that God is and standing forth from all eternity as the fullness of deity in a distinct Person.
There is one divine essence and three persons.
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Two of them are mentioned here. The Father and the Son. We learn those names later on in the book. The Holy Spirit will be introduced later. Since we see in a mirror dimly and we know only in partial ways 1 Corinthians If Jesus Christ is not God, he could not accomplish your salvation Hebrews 2: And his glory would not be sufficient to satisfy your everlasting longing for new discoveries of beauty.
If you throw away the deity of Jesus Christ, you throw away your soul and with it all your joy in the age to come. You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content.
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John 1:1-5 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
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