Small steps in faith

Sunday, January 09, 2011

"John 1:1-5"

My notes from Apex this am
And here we go...from the beginning...the book of John

John 1:1-5

1. The Preexistence of the Word

In the beginning God has always been. We have a history..God doesn't..he's always been.
It makes the most since to go to God who has always been and has the wisdom
Nothing surprises God..people panic..they are surprised.
Proverbs 8:22-31
Colossians 1:17
1John 1:1
God is the Ancient of Days

2. The nature of the Word

The audience is Greek and Judaic
Platonic view..2 worlds side by side that don't cross.
An example today...American's Pantheism
Judaism God spoke into existence
This is where we begin seeing hints of the trinity
fused together...The Word was God
Rob used the Jehovah Witness faith as someone who distorts the Bible by taking out of context the Greek interpretation Because there is no article in front of Word, they place "a" in front of God instead of "the". They use this to confuse those who aren't strong in their Bible knowledge.
John 10:30
John 14:6-11
The Word is simultaneously deity and distinct but never disconnected.

3. The artistry of the Word
Colossians 1:15-19

4. Overcoming Light of the Word
The light overcomes the darkness
The gates of Hell will not prevail because of the Head of the church not the church itself.

Bottom line....God wins!!!!!!!

Robin shared her story of a dark time in her life of sexual abuse and cutting. Today that dark time is overcome by the light of her Savior and Lord. God showed her to that light through the love of her church family.

Issiah 53..."by his stripes we are healed"


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