Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you still asking GOD to give, when you all you need to learn is receive from GOD? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show the unlimited provision of GOD deposited in our spirit. IV. TEXT: John 1:16 (
Are you still asking GOD to give, when you all you need to learn is receive from GOD?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show the unlimited provision of GOD deposited in our spirit.
John 1:16 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.
John 1:16 (Amplified Bible)
For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.
Everything is already in our spirit, by faith we reach out and take it.
We Have Received Everything
A. Author: Apostle John
B. Key Thoughts: Faith and Eternal Life
C. Date of Writing: Uncertain, probably late in the first century
D. Main Purpose: To inspire faith in JESUS CHRIST as the Son of GOD
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Motivation of Giving: His Overflowing Love
1. fulness came from Gree word: "pleroma" meaning completion, what fills, what is filled,
2. GOD is so filled up with His Love for us. (Ephesians 3:19) The reason He gave is not on our own merits but out of His Own Love.
Ephesians 3:19 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Colossians 1:19 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ,
Colossians 2:9 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.
4. The whole is summed up in the words of Boardman: The Father is all the fulness of the Godhead invisible, John 1:18; the Son is all the fulness of Godhead manifested, John 1:4-18; the Spirit is all the fulness of the Godhead acting immediately upon the creature, 1 Cor. 2:9, 10.
— Reference: Great Doctrines of the Bible, The
John 1:18 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
No one has ever seen God. But the one and only Son is himself God and is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.
John 1:4-18 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
God sent a man, John the Baptist,
to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony.
John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light.
The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him.
He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.