Joh 20:30-31; 1:1-18; 17:5; 5:26; 11:25-26; Gen 1:1; Dt 4:39; Isa 45:5; Col 1:16-17
JOHN-2-210207 - length: 73:59 - taught on Feb, 7 2021
February 7, 2021
In the beginning was the Word
3. The Christ
4. The Son of God
The “beginning” of Genesis 1:1 is the beginning of the creation.
The “beginning” in John 1:1 is infinitely earlier than the creation of the heavens and the earth.
The best word to describe it is “eternal”.
And in that same eternity past, the Word existed also.
The LORD revealed Himself in the Old Testament as the only God. There is only one God.
With the coming of His Son into the world, He reveals Himself as two persons while remaining one God.
The whole gospel of John should be read in light of this one verse.
He begins this gospel by asserting the very thing he will ask the reader to believe in the end.
Who is this Word?
He always existed.
He was with God.
He is God.
We know from the Old Testament that God created all things.
The Word is the creator of all things.
We also learn that all things have been created for the Son!
Jesus is the Lord of creation. He performed several signs that proved this.
The Word is the source of all life.
By raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus showed He was the source of physical life.
He is also the source of eternal life.
He has always existed.
He always is with God.
He is God.