The Life-giving Word â€“ John 1:1-5
1) Jesus is God and with God â€“ vv1-2
a. Has always existed
b. Enjoyed an intimate, eternal relationship with God
c. Has always been God
2) Jesus makes God known â€“ vv1-2
3) Jesus can make us right with God â€“ vv3-5
a. Is the One through whom we all have life â€“ vv3-4
b. Is the One who brings new life â€“ salvation! â€“ vv4-5
Preparing your heart for the sermon:
-What passage of Scripture does vv1-5 remind you of? Why would John write this way?
-What do these verses tell you about the attributes of Jesus?
-Why does John call Jesus the Word? What does this title tell us about Jesus?
Other passages to consider: Gen 1; Ps 33:6; 107:20; Prov 8:22-31; Isa 55:10-11; Jer 1:4; Mic 5:2; Jn 1:1-18; 5:26; 8:12; 9:5; 11:25; 14:6; 17:3-5,20-24; 20:28-31; Col 1:15-20; Heb 1:1-4; 1 Jn 1-10
-How is Jesus uniquely qualified to make God known?
-How can Jesus be both God and with God?
-What is the relationship between creation and salvation?
-Throughout his Gospel, what does John use the terms life and light to describe?
Jathan Newton was born and raised in Indianapolis. God saved Jathan at a young age through the preaching of the gospel and instruction of his parents. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Purdue University where he met and married Melissa. During Jathanâ€™s college years, God...