John Prologue 1 1In the beginning was the Word,[A] and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. 4Life was in Him,[B] and that life was the light of men. 5That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome[C] it.   6There was a man named John who was sent from God. 7He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe through him.[D] 8He was not the light, but he came to testify about the light. 9The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.[E]   10He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him. 11He came to His own,[F] and His own people[G] did not receive Him. 12But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be[H] children of God, to those who believe in His name, 13who were born, not of blood,[I] or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man,[J] but of God.   14The Word became flesh[K] and took up residence[L] among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son[M] from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15(John testified concerning Him and exclaimed, “This was the One of whom I said, ‘The One coming after me has surpassed me, because He existed before me.’ ”) 16Indeed, we have all received grace after grace from His fullness, 17for the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18No one has ever seen God.[N] The One and Only Son[O] the One who is at the Father’s side[P] He has revealed Him.   John the Baptist’s Testimony   19This is John’s testimony when the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, “Who are you?” 20He did not refuse to answer, but he declared: “I am not the Messiah.” 21“What then?” they asked him. “Are you Elijah?” “I am not,” he said. “Are you the Prophet?”[Q] “No,” he answered. 22“Who are you, then?” they asked. “We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What can you tell us about yourself?” 23He said, “I am a voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord[R]—just as Isaiah the prophet said.” 24Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25So they asked him, “Why then do you baptize if you aren’t the Messiah, or Elijah, or the Prophet?” 26“I baptize with[S] water,” John answered them. “Someone stands among you, but you don’t know Him. 27He is the One coming after me,[T] whose sandal strap I’m not worthy to untie.” 28All this happened in Bethany[U] across the Jordan,[V] where John was baptizing.   The Lamb of God   29The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is the One I told you about: ‘After me comes a man who has surpassed me, because He existed before me.’ 31I didn’t know Him, but I came baptizing with[W] water so He might be revealed to Israel.” 32And John testified, “I watched the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He rested on Him. 33I didn’t know Him, but He[X] who sent me to baptize with[Y] water told me, ‘The One you see the Spirit descending and resting on—He is the One who baptizes with[Z] the Holy Spirit.’ 34I have seen and testified that He is the Son of God!”[A] 35Again the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples. 36When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!” 37The two disciples heard him say this and followed Jesus. 38When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him, He asked them, “What are you looking for?” They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are You staying?” 39“Come and you’ll see,” He replied. So they went and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about 10 in the morning.[B] 40Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Him. 41He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah!”[C] (which means “Anointed One”), 42and he brought Simon to Jesus. When Jesus saw him, He said, “You are Simon, son of John.[D] You will be called Cephas” (which means “Rock”).   Philip and Nathanael   43The next day He[E] decided to leave for Galilee. Jesus found Philip and told him, “Follow Me!” 44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the hometown of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael[F] and told him, “We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law (and so did the prophets): Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth!” 46“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Nathanael asked him. “Come and see,” Philip answered. 47Then Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said about him, “Here is a true Israelite; no deceit is in him.” 48“How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you,” Jesus answered. 49“Rabbi,” Nathanael replied, “You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50Jesus responded to him, “Do you believe only because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You[G] will see greater things than this.” 51Then He said, “I assure you: You[H] will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
Tyrone Yeo
Greek word for Word: Logos 'The divine reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning.' Word could mean the B... Read More
Greek word for Word: Logos 'The divine reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning.' Word could mean the Bible But at the time the Bible wasn't compiled therefore Word might = all his commands and spoken words But could also refer to Jesus himself. John 1:14a: The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. So the Word could have meant all the laws and commandments before, which manifested themselves in Jesus as he fulfilled them - he led a faultless life. He is the living testimony of the Word The Word is God's message to us, but the greatest message he could give us was to come down himself to fulfil it The Word is Jesus, so He could be with God and be God as well God the father, son and holy spirit: 3 different entities but of the same Godly substance so they are all of the one God we are worshipping. From John 14:11: I am in the Father and the Father is in me Jesus is the visible part of the invisible God; he is consubstantial (of the same essence) with God.
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Angelika Rallos Cruz
He is our creator yet people don't know how to even give respect on him. They don't treat him as a king! As a LORD! How cruel us human.
He is our creator yet people don't know how to even give respect on him. They don't treat him as a king! As a LORD! How cruel us human.
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Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work,... Read More
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns Exodus 20:9-10 | NIV 12“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
tnbassman10
What is meant by 'God is the head of Christ' (1 Cor 11:3)? Aren't the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit equal. Much like water is liqu... Read More
What is meant by 'God is the head of Christ' (1 Cor 11:3)? Aren't the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit equal. Much like water is liquid, solid, and gas, the Trinity of God is one with three different aspects. It is impossible for our mortal minds to completely comprehend how the Trinity works. Does this verse teach that there is a hierarchy in heaven? No. Do not confuse the nature of the Godhead with the roles of the Godhead. Throughout different points in world history, the members of the Godhead had different roles. For example, lets looks at two questions: 1. Was Jesus ALWAYS the head of the church from the beginning of time? He couldn't be the head of the church before the church began in Acts 2. He has always been the head of the church since the church began but that wasn't His role before the church. 2. Was Jesus ALWAYS the Son of God? John 1:1-4 states that Jesus was from the beginning as the Word of God. The Word became flesh (John 1:14). After this, John refers to Christ as the Son of God. When did Jesus take on the role of Son of God? After He became flesh. Jesus has equality with God when He was in His "God-form" (John 17:1-5; Php 2:5-8). However, Jesus would take on the form of a servant. Nothing that Jesus taught or did on Earth was "rogue." Everything He did He did at the will of the Father in this fleshly form (John 8:29). 'That God may be all-in-all' (1 Cor 15:27-28). Why would Paul write this instead of "that the Father may be all-in-all? There is not evidence in the Bible that there is a hierarchy in the Trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. All "phases" of God have roles, which may change throughout time. Do not confuse the nature of the Godhead with the roles of the Godhead.
tnbassman10
I. You Can't Prove Him in a Lab We are taught from middle school to use the scientific method. We use our senses of touch, smell, taste, ... Read More
I. You Can't Prove Him in a Lab We are taught from middle school to use the scientific method. We use our senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing to determine things about our world. By high school or college, If something cannot be observed by the scientific method, we decide that "it" doesn't exist. We are ingrained that science gives us all the answers to things in nature and space. Ones who believe in the "supernatural" are often mocked or ridiculed. However, you'd be surprised how much evidence there is pointing towards God's existence. God is a spirit (John 4:24) and therefore is not bound by the scientific method--a man-made method. II. Modern Courts Outlawing God In 1892 the US Supreme Court made a ruling stating that the United States was a "Christian nation." How times have changed. In 2002, the California Circuit of Appeals ruled that the phrase "under God" in the US Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional because it was a "religious suggestion." "Under God," according to the California court, was he same as "under Jesus," "under Vishnu," or "under Zeus" because none of those statements can be neutral with respect to religion. These judges are stating that Zeus, a Greek god, is equal to God. III. Revelation Can we know God (Job 11:7; Isa 55:8-9)? We can know God but only in ways we can understand as humans. God is a spirit. His ways are not as our ways. God gives us revelation that he exists even today. Read Psalm 19. God gives us an example of the two types of revelation He uses: A. Natural Revelation - what we know about God from nature (design) We learn many things about God from His creation. The growing season and agriculture cycle were His design (Acts 14:15-17). In Ancient Greece they had an idol to "The Unknown God" just in case they forgot to sacrifice to one of their many gods (Acts 17:22-31). Paul preaches a sermon about "The Unknown God" and explains to those listening the things about God which they did not know. Paul argues in his letter to the Romans that there are certain invisible things about God that can clearly be seen by observing things that have been made (Rom 1:18-23). First, all things in nature that have a purpose were designed by a Divine Designer. Secondly, God is the "heart-writer" (2 Cor 3:2-3). Where did morals come from? How can all mankind understand that murder, stealing, and adultery is wrong? Morals cannot be man-made and be universally acceptable to everyone. (More on this topic in a later section). B. Special Revelation - what God chooses to reveal about Himself. God is God. He is all powerful and mighty and can do what He wants. He reveals Himself to us in different ways and different forms: burning bush, whirlwind, dove, etc. We read about these things in the Bible. Today we have God's Word to receive God's message. He reveals numerous things about Himself within. IV. Seven Ways to Prove God Exists 1. Cosmological argument - every creation must have a creator Where did this Earth and the universe originate? There are three options: (1) it is eternal (2) it created itself from nothing (3) it was created by something/someone. Some atheists believe that the universe must be eternal. However, scientific evidence disagrees with this. Even the shaky Big Bang Theory has an origination for the universe. We now today that the universe is expanding. The universe is "winding down" slowly over time. Therefore there must be a time in which it was "wound up." Evolutionist Robert Jastrow admits that science shows the universe is not eternal either past or future (1977). A unbiased, logical scientist will admit that it is ludicrous to suggest the universe created itself. It is self-evident that something cannot come from nothing. This even breaks laws of science which claim that matter cannot be created nor destroyed. This leaves only one logical answer remaining: the universe was created. If there is "something" that exists today, there must've been something that existed before it. "If the universe had not been made with the most exacting position we could never have come into existence. It is my view that these circumstances indicate that the universe was created for man to live in," astronaut John O'Keefe (1995). God is that "something" that was before in which had the power to create the universe. 2. Teleological argument - every design must have a designer We were evolved or designed? The design we observe today proves that God exists. Evolutionists claim that natural selection created the simulation of design through survival of the fittest. Think about the complexities of the human nervous system or DNA. Can this be an accident? What about the Earth? It is the perfect distance from the sun, orbiting at the right speed and angle to keep us from floating out to space or being consumed by extreme heat or unbearable cold. 3. Code requires a code-writer Scientists contend that any code or signal from space would indicate intelligent life, yet our DNA is disregarded as an accident. Think about that. 4. Laws require a law giver The law of momentum or gravity were installed at creation. We know and live in these unchangeable laws. Where did these laws come from? Did time and chance cause these laws? 5. Law of Cause and Effect For every material effect there must be an adequate cause that existed prior to that cause. The Grand Canyon was not dug by a ground hog. A butterfly flapping its wings do not cause tornadoes. These causes are not adequate or big enough to cause the effects. Think about the size of the universe. Logically, do you think a small explosion of atoms could create this? It should be a laughable theory yet the world has adopted it. 6. Anthropological argument - existence of morals Mankind, unlike animals, have morals. Where did they come from? Paul sheds some light on this subject telling his readers that man has had law written in its heart (Rom 2:13-15). How? God is the heart-writer. If morals are man-made or by nature, how come any civilization across the globe and across history all recognize murder as evil or wrong. Same with stealing or adultery. Murder was wrong before the Ten Commandments was it not? Why is this? God gave us moral law (see note: Romans Study Parts 2-3). If morals arrived from survival of the fittest would it not be ok to murder the person you are competing for a new promotion with? You would secure the promotion at that point. That would be survival of the fittest. This is nature' sway right? We are evolutions of nature right? Think about it. God gave moral code to man. 7. Communication requires a communicator Think about our languages. Man is the only creature that can form symbols and another human across the world can see those symbols and understand what is being said. We have oral and written languages forming all types of communication. How come man is the only creature on Earth that can do this? We aren't more animals evolving with this ability? Look at Genesis 2. God created man, Adam, with the ability to communicate before Eve was ever created. So, what does the evidence point to? Do not think what you've always been taught or what you want to believe. What does the evidence say? Without a doubt, there is a God. He is alive. He is the creator and designer of the entire universe (Gen 1:1).
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1. The true life that gives life to everyone was coming into the world. • Tus muaj txojsia tseeb twb muab txojs... Read More
1. The true life that gives life to everyone was coming into the world. • Tus muaj txojsia tseeb twb muab txojsia tseeb rau peb txhua tug twb los rau hauv ntiajteb no lawm. Reference: • Niaj hnub nimno Nws hajtseem nrog peb nyob thiab nimno Yexus yog tus niaj hnub nyob hauv peb. 1 Yauhas 4:4 • Nej, cov uas yog kuv cov minyuam, Vajtswv twb kovyeej txhua tus ntsijplig phem lawm thiab tus uas nyob hauv nej muaj hwjchim loj heev dua tus uas nyob hauv ntiajteb no. Tsis muaj ib tug yuav muaj hwjchim npaum li Tswv Yexus.
Sedrick Mickey
Your message is your life
Your message is your life
Nanna Mel
foreshadowing Jesus
foreshadowing Jesus
jimmymosley1944
Life of Christ L 017 (Bobby explains who God is) Good Lesson, listen again. Ref. Colossians 2:9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwe... Read More
Life of Christ L 017 (Bobby explains who God is) Good Lesson, listen again. Ref. Colossians 2:9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,
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