Contributed by Eric Ledermann on Jul 23, 2002
The ancient Hebrews believed Words had power--they actually did things! The ancient Greeks believed words were the guiding force in the universe. Finally, in the Gospel of John both of these things come together in Jesus Christ.
Scripture: John 1.1-5,10-18 and Ephesians 1.3-14
(Psalm 147.7-11 as Scripture of Praise/Preparation)
I. Words have lost their meaning in our culture
A. Love—I love ice cream, I love my wife.
B. “How are you doing?” Fine
1. non-descript, vague
2. When we ask, do we really want to hear how