<< Many people think that they are Christians but are not. /Type /Page But this appears to be a separate incident. Jesus made us. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Thank you for meditating on this daily reading from the Gospel and considering this reflection on John 1:1-18. John 7:37-39 Rivers of Living Waters Bible Study Questions /Root 16 0 R John 1: 1 Ray Vander Laan's "Follow the Rabbi" lectures, Acts 2: Were the Apostles Baptized in Water? 0000007218 00000 n >> No man can change or break this rule.”. : 3 John 1:1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John asks us to believe that Jesus has enlightened us in the Word since the beginning of time and now through His incarnation as one who dwelt among us, fully human and fully divine. But the human Jesus is just as real and just as reflective of the character of God as the Cosmic Jesus. {���vg:�C�i It was a challenge to begin thinking about Jesus as not merely an earthly King but a King who somehow joins heaven and earth. He was in the beginning with God. Do we need to be concerned that the darkness will extinguish the light? In what ways could you improve your response to His revelation of God’s love through your life? But consider what this says about Jesus’ personality. <> John 1: 9 /Contents 18 0 R Do you think it is important to discuss how many people wrongly think they are Christians? %%EOF How come he in the end minimized ministry rather than expanding it? Why or why not? We suggest that, depending on the group's purpose and knowledge of the scripture, that one interweave both basic and advanced questions together. Are these five claims internally consistent with the rest of the Bible? Are you confused by the problems in your belief? What Must be Preserved of the Churches of Christ? /Info 13 0 R << (Hint: think through how words are used in your own lives). How is science dependent upon Christian teaching? Hopelessness challenges all of us at times. 0000001482 00000 n /Font << /F12 19 0 R /F17 24 0 R /F22 29 0 R >> 1. Please visit and join us in releasing God's powerful Word to our generation! 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. That’s for the philosophers and ivory-tower theologians. John 19:17-30 Bible Study Questions x����o1�U�P���̍�aC���+! /Prev 84620 John used the verb form "to believe" more than 60 times in the Gospel. Gospel for Today �m���e2�Y�KH�RC�^����Yet�z�/b�-���� ?�}z~�ٸ�}���S���p��֤+�b��9�+����'�uQ��fy�Z~G��� �����d>�ϸP����&�m�߱o銿H�{u���%���cGr���hj���H�w�*FB��|�\�k@�3M���kEJ��䀖DG?������R��d^��y�! Why or why not? A strange interview. stream After all, there would come a time when they’d face harder challenges without Jesus there to give them the answers. The Uniform Series text for Sunday, April 8 is John 21:1-14. 8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. << 2 He was in the beginning with God. Tell of one or two things that scientists have discovered that bring glory to God? What does that say about Jesus? He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. It was already time for them to learn to understand the mind of God. John 1: 5 All these contain God’s love for us. Devotions related to 1 John. (John 1:1), Some people say that they don’t owe God anything. We should realize that some questions can be found in the text while others cannot be and therefore require a greater amount of Bible knowledge. – John 1:3, Although only one sentence, this verse tells us a very important information: God is the One who created all things in the universe and the One who rules over all things.