Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday Bible Study:

Last week I posted The Gospel According to John, part one of John 1: 14. I shared footnotes one and two. To review go here.

The Gospel According to John, part two.
John 1: 14

v. 14 And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us (and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only Begotten from the Father), full of grace and reality.

14:3 The Word, by being incarnated, not only brought God into humanity but also became a tabernacle to God as God’s habitation on earth among men.
14:4 This refers to Christ’s transfiguration on the Mount (Matt, 17:1-2, 5; Luke 9:32;
2 Pet. 1:16-18).
14:5 Gk, para, which means by the side of, implying with; hence, it is, literally, from with. The Son not only is from God but also is with God. On the one hand, He is from God, and on the other hand, He is still with God (8:16b, 29, 16:32b).
14:6 Grace is God in the Son as our enjoyment; reality is God realized by us in the Son. The Greek word for reality is the same as that for truth in 5:33, 8:32, and 17:17, 19.

Most of the time I just share the verses and footnotes with you without sharing anything personal. This time, I thought I would share some personal experiences, my testimony. Part of it, anyway.

When I was a toddler I nearly died three times. Penicillin was discovered during WWII. If I had been born twelve years earlier, I wouldn’t have lived past my childhood. My mother is a nurse. She prayed over me and gave me to the Lord Jesus. From the time I can remember, Jesus became my silent playmate and later my Savior as I grew in my understanding and experience of this Wonderful Person. Praise the Lord!


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Carol Riggs said...

Nice Christmas reminder, of the Son/Word becoming human and dwelling with us. Thanks for sharing your story, too! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Carol.

Dominic de Mattos said...

Thank you for sharing Nancy - he had plans for you!

This is such an awesome passage, and such an awesome truth!

N. R. Williams said...

Absolutely Dom. Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.

Mason Canyon said...

Wonderful post and a great reminder. Thanks for sharing your story. Prayer is powerful.

Hope you're having a great holiday.

Thoughts in Progress

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Mason, you too.