Summary: The Word John is talking about in his first chapter is the Greek word “logos.. “Logos” is more than just speech; It is God’s preeminent agent in the world. It is what God uses to create, to destroy, and to redeem.
John 1:1-5 (AMP)
1 IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.
2 He was present originally with God.
3 All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
4 In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.
5 And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].
John 1:10-12 (AMP)
10 He came into the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him [did not know Him].
11 He came to that which belonged to Him [to His own—His domain, creation, things, world], and they who were His own did not receive Him and did not welcome Him.
12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name—
VERY BRIEFLY WITH THE HELP OF THE LORD AND THE GUIDIANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT I WANT TO REASON WITH YOU ON THE THOUGHT
(JUST GIVE ME THE WORD )
THE WORD –A LAMP UNTO MY FEET AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH
THE WORD –STRENGHT IN A TIME OF TROUBLE
MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS
The Gospel of John differs in many ways from the other three gospels found in the New Testament,
and for this reason John is not categorized as a synoptic Gospel like Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
But A distinguishable aspect of this Gospel is the vast reduction that is applied to the things listed in the other gospels as this author chooses to focus on the person and identity of Jesus as the Christ,
The Son of God, and faith in his name.
Our scripture text today is located in the portion of the text known as “the prologue” of John’s gospel.
It contains the longest introduction of any gospel, and it emphasizes that Jesus is not only a human being but a social being,
The incarnation of God.
John wants us to know that Jesus is both fully human and fully divine.
Immediately in the opening of the gospel,
John explains the way in which he understands the life of Jesus.
That Jesus is and was the Word that was present in the beginning with God.
The Word John is talking about in his first chapter is the Greek word “logos..
“Logos” is more than just speech;
It is God’s preeminent agent in the world.
It is what God uses to create, to destroy, and to redeem.
You see my brothers and sisters
It was with “logos” that God stepped out into nothing and took nothing and made something and took something and made everything
In other words
I’m walking on “logos.. and You’re sitting on “logos..
And this isn’t just any word.------ This is the Word of God.
With just one Word, God speaks things into being.
With just one Word, God can make things go away.
So when God saw that things were going horribly awry with his beautiful creation,
God did what God has always done and sent his Word to make the difference.
You see, that’s all you need today. The Word.
That why those of us who understand the power of the Word don’t mind getting a bad report from the doctor
Because we can let the doctor know that
“Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed”
Oh my Brothers and sisters,
I’ve come to a place where I don’t need to be a billionare ,
I don’t need fame.
Just give me the Word,
Because when I have the word everything else falls into its place.
Somebody knows what I’m talking about.
It was late in the midnight hour. Momma wasn’t around and daddy couldn’t be found,
So all you had was the Word and as you spoke that Word things had to change.
That’s why somebody ought to help me praise God because the Word works.
It cannot fail.
Verse one of our text,
John declares that in the beginning was the Word.
That’s enough for me to shout right there.
Because before your problem or your situation there was the Word.
I know some of yall are saying
What does this mean preacher.
That means that there is nothing under the sun that the Word cannot fix.
Before there was a beginning there was the Word.
And since we talking so much about the beginning, let’s look at the book of beginnings.