John 1

The Living Word (John 1:1-3)

These verses clearly point us back to Genesis 1.
The ‘WORD’ here means true logic and reason.
Jesus Christ is:
a) The full expression of God.
By rejecting Him a man rejects God.
b) He is the Creator of all things.
Nothing exists without Him.
c) True Logic.
Nothing makes sense without Him.

Jesus Christ:
a) Pre-existed.
This means that He has existed from all eternity.
This is why we can call Him Creator (Colossians 1:16-17).
b) He Co-exists with the Father as a member of the Trinity.
This is why we can call Him God (1 John 1:1-2).
c) He continues to exist.
This is why we call Him the Great I Am (see John 8:58, Philippians 2:6-8).

Jesus Christ:
a) Is completely God (not a god or a divine person as the JW’s suggest).
Read 1 Timothy 3:16, 6:15-16.
b) He is completely man.
He came to earth and experienced humanity for Himself (John 1:14, Hebrews 2:14-15).

Conclusion:
a) A Christless religion leads only to Hell.
b) Atheism is not logical but utter foolishness  (Psalm 14:1).
c) How can we not serve Him?


The Light, The Life, and The Lamb (John 1:4-51)

Jesus is the Light:

    a) No one can believe unless they are enlightened (:7).

    b) He gives everyone a chance to see the Light.

    c) Only those who accept the invitation see.

    d) This Light can never be extinguished!

Jesus is the Life:

    a) The Life of all people.

    b) This must mean both spiritual and physical life.

    c) He is the Resurrection and the Life.

    d) He is the Life-giver.

Jesus is the Lamb:

    a) Why the lamb – an animal figure? (read Isaiah 53).

    b) God only made three types of creature:-

            1. Angels.

            2. Man.

            3. Animals.

    c) Only the animals have never sinned.

    d) The lamb is the meekest of all animals.

    e) The blood of lamb’s was used in sacrifice under the Old Covenant.

    f) Our salvation is in the Blood of the Lamb of God.

Conclusion:

To have Light and Life we must follow the Lamb.

(Revelation 5:5-6, 14:4, John 1:36-37).


Personal Relationship – John 1:14

The fall broke man’s relationship with God.

Now man hides behind religion (Genesis 3:7-8).

His mind is robbed of the true knowledge of God.

It is impossible for man to know God personally.

God threw us all out with Adam and Eve.

But through Jesus there is the offer of restoration.

A personal relationship with God is now possible.

But Satan does not want us to know this.

He wants to keep our minds outside of the garden.

The ultimate knowledge of God is to know Jesus.

We know Him personally – not just about Him.

Let us strive to know Him deeper, higher, and better.

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