John 1:4,5 – Life and Light

In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. John 1:4 Everyone who is alive at all has the breath of life in them. Even microbes are alive. In a different sense all people are alive. However, there is a unique sense of the word “life” that was in Him that was […]

John 1:3 – the Word Who Creates

All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. All things came into being through Him. Now we have added the notion of creation. The word who is to become flesh (v.14) is the Creator. However, His activity as creator is not His identity. […]

John 1:2 – The Logos as Person

He was in the beginning with God – John 1:2 NASB “He” indicates that the Word is not just a force, but a Person. He was in the beginning, not “it”. If you have an impersonal force operating on a rock, it drops straight towards the center of gravity. If you have the rock in […]

John 1:1 – The Logos which was and was with God

  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 NASB Beginning. The word “beginning” is the Greek word “arche” – meaning the start of time, and beginning as in the origin. Gen 1:1  – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. Clearly […]

Outline of 1 John – Grace in Community Style

Christian Community Communal Attribute Reference Christian Manifestation Antichrist Manifestation Defined Fellowship 1:1-4 fellowship with apostles – Light 1:5-2:2 light/authenticity/fellowship/confession dark/pretense/isolation Commandment 2:3-11 keep commandments/loves hates Generation 2:12-14 children/youth/fathers – Distinguished What you Love 2:15-17 tempted, but incompatible compatible Spiritual Affiliation 2:18-29 of apostolic faith antichrist Hope 3:1-3 called children of God – Practice 3:4-10 practices […]