Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Bible Study:

When I decided to post the Sunday Bible Study it was in response to some of my blogger friends. If you don’t like this, you don’t need to read or comment. I ask that you respect this post and our right to share. You may share your thoughts on your own blog. But I do hope that most of you will enjoy this. I don’t intend to give a lot of advice. I will share a verse and the footnotes and tell you were you can buy the same bible.

The Gospel According to John
John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Footnote 1.1
In the beginning means in eternity past. As the introduction to this Gospel, this chapter begins in eternity past with God, who had divinity but not humanity (v.1)…there’s a lot more.

Footnote 1:2
The Word is the definition, explanation, and expression of God; hence, it is God defined, explained, and expressed.

Footnote 1:3
The Word is not separate from God. It is not that the Word is the Word and God is God, and that they are thus separate from each other. Rather, the two are one; hence, the next clause says that the Word was God.

Footnote 1:4
That the Word is God implies that God in His person is not simple; He is triune.

Footnote 1:5
Not God the Son only, but the complete Triune God.

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DominicSFF said...

Hi Nancy - thanks for sharing.
If I might add some thoughts?
The greek word used for Word is Logos
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made John 1:3
So the Logos of God was the means by which He carried out His creative will, and the means by which He communicated with his creation.
Then the Logos became flesh and dwelt among us John 1:14 in the person of Jesus Christ. He bacame the means by which God carried out His will and the channel through which communicated with His creation.
Now we are the body of Christ, and each one of us is a part of it 1 Corinthians 12:27 and therefore we are Christ's presence here on earth. We have become the means by which He carries out his will, and the means through which He communicates with His creation (alongside his written word, of course). This is an awesome responsibility and privilege and I pray that each one of us might be faithful to this calling.

Christ Has No Body

Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

Blessings, Dom

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you for sharing those wonderful words of encouragement and such great verses Dom.

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks for the quick devotional. I feel better already. Have a great week!

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Stephen, back at you,

Monti said...

Thanks, Nancy, for the tip on learning how to save blog files. I followed the instructions!

Also, enjoyed your post.


N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Monti for commenting. I appreciate it.

Lynda Young said...

That seemingly simple verse is so chock full of God's Truth!

N. R. Williams said...

Yes it is. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Lynda.