1 In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2 He existed in the beginning
3 God created everything through Him,
and nothing was created except through Him.
4 The Word gave life to everything that was created
5The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can never extinguish it. (New King James Bible says, "and the darkness has not understood it.")
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; …” (2 Corinthians 5:7).
“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord” (Ephesians 5:8).
“I give them eternal life and they will never perish” (John 10:28)
“ … that the Spirit of God lives in you” (1 Corinthians 3:16)?]
6. In Hosea 6:3 we read: “Oh, that we may know the LORD! Let us press on to know Him.” In John 1:1-5 we get to know some things about Jesus; can you name them?
6 God sent a man, John the Baptist, 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. 9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He came into the very world He created, but the world didn't recognize him. 11 He came to His own people, and even they rejected Him. 12 But to all who believed in Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn - not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.
14 So the Word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son.
15 John testified about Him when he shouted to the crowds, "This is the one I was talking about when I said, 'someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for He existed long before me.'"
16 From His abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.
17 For the law was given through Moses, but God's unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is Himself God, is near to the Father's heart. He has revealed God to us.
1 Cor. 11:1 Be imitators of me, just as I am of Christ. Ephesians 4:15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is head of His body, the church.
BIBLE STUDY FITH LESSON
21Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming
when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (NIV)
"I will raise up Cyrus to fulfil my righteous purpose and I will guide his actin. He will restore my city and free my captive people without seeking a reward. I the LORD of Heaven's armies, have spoken" (Isaiah 45:13)!
And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.
20For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
So you are no longer a slave, but God's child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
John 14:12 "I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.”