A Prologue to Deeper Beginnings (John 1:1-18)

A Prologue to Deeper Beginnings (John 1:1-18)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (Jn. 1:1-2).

New beginnings … It is something we so often long for. We want to turn the page, travel new frontiers and head into the unknown. It is one of the beauties of turning the calendar into a brand-new year. We often want something more than what we know now … something that can help us see what we might not have seen before our eyes were opened to the truth of what lies beyond our initial scope. And as we begin our study in the Gospel of John, this is exactly what we will find when we get yet another unique perspective of Jesus … this time as the God-man.

Of the four Gospel accounts we have of Jesus in our Bibles, the one presented by John is one of a supernatural significance. John wants to show us clearly that Jesus was more than just a man. He was, and is, and always will be our eternal Savior. Jesus Christ is Lord of All, the King of Glory who reigns on high and walks with us by way of His Holy Spirit. The man who always knew us, and loved us so from the beginning, has already come and walked among us. His rescue mission is complete, and now we can respond in kind. This is who Jesus is, and this is who we will be digging into and studying over the next 17 weeks.

Will you join us? Start your year out right, and read right along with us as we travel this journey together.

As we embark on 2022, the question we must ask ourselves is this: Who is this Jesus? And what exactly does the life, death and resurrection of this God-man mean for those who choose to follow His ways and live a life dedicated to Him? Consider …

All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (Jn. 1:3-5, ESV)

Jesus Christ. This is who we serve, and this is who you will meet even more intimately if you read and study right along with us, beginning with the magnificent “Prologue” of Jesus’ story (Jn. 1:1-18). This is also where we start, and where we all eventually end as a result, because …

All who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 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. (Jn. 1:12-14, ESV)

QUESTIONS TO GUIDE YOUR STUDY:

  1. What do we learn about Jesus from this passage?
  2. What are some of Jesus’ attributes that make Him who He is?
  3. What specifics in this passage makes you want to learn more about Jesus?
  4. How do you want to grow spiritually in 2022?
  5. What are some of the questions you have about the Christian faith and the God-man on whom we center our beliefs? (Reach out here: https://www.harvestworld.com/contact-us/).

Our study of the GOSPEL OF JOHN in review:

JOHN 3-4 – Watch message / Read: “Jesus Surprises on the Margins

JOHN 2 – Watch message / Read: “And So It Begins…”

JOHN 1:19-51 – Watch message / Read: “A Revealing Voice in the Wilderness”

JOHN 1:1-18 – Watch message / Read: “A Prologue to Deeper Beginnings”

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OUR “IMPATIENTLY WAITING” CHRISTMAS SERIES IN REVIEW …

Sermon: “A Star at Its Rising

Sermon: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Sermon: “Impatiently Waiting, Part III / Blog post and study guide: A Christmas Half Story Made Complete

Sermon: “False Foundation” / Blog post and study guide: “The Joy of a Building With No Walls

Sermon: “Impatiently Waiting” / Blog post and study guide: “Waiting With the Strength of a Child