Summary: There are “Six Basic Truths about the Son of God” and we will cover them this evening. I will be taking my “Six Basic Truths about the Son of God” from John 1:1-18.
Six Basic Truths about the Son of God
Behold the Lamb Series 9
Outline notes from John McArthur Study Bible
John 1:1-18 Monte T. Brown
December 28, 2014 Sunday Evening
Stapp Zoe Baptist
There are “Six Basic Truths about the Son of God” and we will cover them this evening. I will be taking my “Six Basic Truths about the Son of God” from John 1:1-18.
1. The Eternal Christ verses 1-3
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The first verse comes right out with the remarks that the Word was in the beginning.
In the beginning the Word already existed.
In the beginning refers to the beginning of creation and we see here that the Word already existed.
In our minds we must have a beginning and an end.
However when it comes to God, He was before the beginning.
For God does not measure time. God created time for us, for God is forever and forever does not need time.
There was God the Father, Jesus Christ the only begotten Son and the one and only Holy Spirit.
Because God is a triune God, that is to say the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, they all three are God.
We see God as the master creator and His Son is God in the flesh and His Holy Spirit is God living in us.
The same was in the beginning with God.
This verse alone should assure us that Jesus Christ is preexisting.
He was there during the creation of this world.
This also assures us that there is a triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.
Verse three goes on to say that Jesus Christ played a part in creation.
Being part of the triune Godhead, he can say that he created all things.
Because our God is three in one, God the father, Jesus Christ the son, or God that manifested himself into the image of man and the Holy Spirit, which is God living in us.
In reading verse three the first thing that came to my mind was that old song, “Without Him” “Without Him I could do nothing, without him I’d surely fail.”
You see without him I would not be here.
Everything would be gone and there would be no more or before, because you see He is the divine creator.
2. The Incarnate Christ verses 4-5
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Life is a key theme in John’s gospel; it is used thirty-six times.
The word Life brings up many questions, but I would like to focus on one question and that is what the essentials for human life are?
There are at least four basic essentials for human life.
Light – Without the Sun we would all die
Air – Without air we would die
Water – Without water we would die
Food – Without food we would die
Light – Jesus is the light of life John 8:12
Food – Jesus is the bread of life John 14:6
He is not only has life and gives life, He is life.
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6
The darkness can never extinguish the LIGHT!
Jesus Christ is the very fiber of life, the creator of life. Our very existence is a witness of God.
God is the light of men. Without the light there is darkness.
The Bible tells us that because of man’s sin that he is born in darkness.
As we know the darkness is always used to refer to that which is not of God, therefore if it is not of God, then it is of this world.
Therefore Satan controls this world and that makes every person that has not received Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior, a child of Satan.
Every Christian can have their spiritual life dimmed by the darkness of this world, when they get away from the Word of God.
We become a prime target for that spiritual darkness to haunt our lives.
We are the vessel that holds the light of God.
We are to let our light so shine before men, that they may see the good works of God and glorify his name.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Our witness shines into a world of darkness.
The world does not understand God. The world cannot comprehend the very Word of God.