In the beginning: the Word Made Flesh
John's Gospel started by emphasizing that Jesus Christ is truly God in human form, introducing us to His eternal and divine nature. This chapter delved deeper into what these opening verses mean theologically and spiritually.
Pre-existence of the Word:
John 1:1) In the beginning was the Word, and that Word was with God and was God himself.
Jesus Christ is pre- existent, self-existent, and eternal. He existed before creation and is an eternal part of the triune God.
The Word is the Creator
John 1:2-3) All things were made through him; without him, nothing that has ever been made was possible. He existed with God from the start of creation.
John emphasized Jesus, as the Word of God, the Second Person of the Trinity.. As Creator, He Is responsible for everything that had ever existed, from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles.
The Incarnation of God:
John 1:14) The Word became flesh and lived among us; we saw his glory, such as that of God the Father's one and only Son, who is full of grace and truth.
God, through Jesus Christ, became human. The Incarnation marks God's plan to dwell with humanity.
John 1:18) No one has seen God at any time; only Jesus Christ, who is close to his Father and is God himself, has revealed him.
The Incarnation of Christ, not only as a historical event but as a revelation of His character and nature. Jesus makes God visible and makes what may otherwise seem incomprehensible comprehensible- showing us His essence of grace, love, and truth in human form.
Word as Savior
John 1:11-12) He came to his own, yet they did not accept him. To those who did accept Him, he gave the right to become God's children through faith in his name:
This chapter vividly portrayed the tragic reaction of humanity when Jesus was introduced as a physical presence among them. While some rejected Him outright, those who accepted Him with faith underwent profound change- they became part of God's family, receiving salvation in return.
Eternity is of vital importance.
John 1:4-5) In him was life, and this life was the light of men. This light shines even in darkness; darkness has not overcome it.
These verses illustrate the eternal significance of Jesus as the Word made flesh. The light of Jesus Christ can pierced into darkness of our lives to provide hope, forgiveness, and reconciliation between humanity and God.
This chapter explores the opening verses in John's Gospel. This chapter explores Jesus Christ as the eternal Word, Creator, and Incarnate. It shows that faith brings us closer to becoming children of God. These verses reveal the essence of Christianity. God's incredible love revealed through Christ as the Incarnate Word