Today marks the beginning of a new series on John. I just want to tackle the first verse right now. So check this out: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
So what does the first phrase mean? And what in Jupiter does John mean by the Word? As we will discover, the Word is Jesus. Okay, so let’s just fill in the blanks: In the beginning was Jesus, and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God.
Just in three phrases we encounter three huge implications: Jesus was with God, Jesus is God, and Jesus was in the beginning! Man, and that’s just the first sentence.
This first sentence in John has a ton of truth to delve into, but before we get into that, why did John call Jesus the Word here?
Well, in John 14: 16, Jesus said, “I am the truth.” So Jesus is like the true Word, the message of God, what God had to say to us. Here is what I’d imagine He might say: This is Jesus, my son, and I want to say I love you so much, I’m sending him to die so that you might live.
Wow. Jesus came so that we might live.
Think about that. Doesn’t that change the way you think about your day, you think about everything?