Gospel of John Study – Part 1

Gospel of John Study – Part 1

When my oldest son was about nine, out of the blue he asked me, “Dad, why do you believe in God?” And I gave him all kinds of reasons. I said there are a lot of very good, rational, logical reasons to believe in God. Then I said, but, for me, ultimately, I believe in God because of Jesus. The Word becoming Flesh and dwelling among us.

What is the reason for life?

Author Tim Keller said, “The Designer has punched a hole in the roof of the world, and He has descended down into it in the person of Christ…

You were built, all of us, not to just follow some philosophical principle or follow some law. You were built to know and love this divine person, Jesus.

And when you know Him, and you serve Him, and you love Him, when you find out what He built you for, and you comply with it, and you submit yourself to Him, that’s when you find out who you really are, and you become the person you were meant to be.” 

Go back to John chapter 1, and substitute the word “reason” every time the verse says “the Word” when you read it.

“In the beginning was the reason for life, and the reason for life was with God, and the reason for life was God, and the reason for life became Flesh and dwelt among us.” 

I think Paul says it best in Colossians 2:9-10, where he says, “for in Him (Jesus) all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him, you have been made complete.”

John is telling us that Jesus is the reason for life, and, in Him, we are made complete.


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