SUMMARY OF JOHN 1:1-5
God existed from the very beginning, as well as the Word/Jesus. All things are made in God and Jesus. God/Jesus is light. Nothing can defeat light/God/Jesus.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 1, Day 2: John 1:1-5
3) Jesus was in existence from the beginning. Jesus was with God. Jesus was God. Jesus has always been means he was not created. He is God. Everything that is true about God is true about Jesus.
Genesis 1:1: God created everything from the beginning. This means Jesus participated in creation, too.
Colossians 1:15-17: Jesus is equal with God since he was in existence from the beginning and participated in creation. Jesus created all things.
Hebrews 1:1-3: Jesus is heir of all things. God made the universe through Jesus. Jesus is God.
5a) Light is God and Jesus. Darkness is evil, sin, and Satan. If we believe in Jesus, we have light, too.
b) Light is the good deeds people do. Darkness is the bad we do to each other.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 1, Day 2: John 1:1-5
Love the opening of John. He says exactly what we need to know from the get-go. Jesus is God. If you have them, you will have light. Darkness cannot overcome light.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 1, Day 2: John 1:1-5
- John’s Gospel was written last and at the end of John’s life. This is perhaps why John did not record the same things as the other 3 Gospels.
- We see Jesus in Jerusalem here.
- John emphasizes that Jesus is God.
- John will discuss 7 miracles.
- John uses Jesus’s words in the 7 “I Am” statements.
- John’s point is so we will believe in Jesus as the Son of God.
- The Word is “logos” in Greek. This word puts meaning to the world.
- Jesus is the Word here.
- The Father and the Son are equally God, but distinct in person.
- The Word/Jesus created all things that were created.
- The Word is life.
- The Word is light.
- Without Jesus we are dead and dark.
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