In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. (John 1:1-5)

Did you know the word "Word" (logos) meant more than 'word' in the Greek language. It also carried the idea of divine reason, mind, wisdom, principle, and message. When John uses 'logos' in this passage, he was indicating all things divine were inherent in Christ - none more important than that he brought the message of salvation for all of mankind!

Stop for a moment to consider why John used this form of the word 'logos' to describe Jesus. Perhaps it was because words are what makes up communication - they are what allows the passage of ideas from one person to another. It could be that John's intent was to show us that Jesus is the way that God communicates with mankind. Jesus is that 'go-between' much like words between you and me. He is the mediator between God and us. 

Jesus’ life is God’s way of communicating truth and life to us. If you want to know about God, perhaps the Book of John is a good place to begin. Within its pages, we can actually study Jesus’ life. In essence, John is telling us that Jesus is God’s sermon to us. Studying the book of John is not just about learning of the person of Jesus. It is a direct window into the mind, purposes, and plans of God.

In other words, knowing Jesus (learning from him) is how we come to know our heavenly Father. God's life and character are reflected in all Jesus did and said on this earth. We learn through him. The message is inherent in the person - Jesus. Hear it and believe. Then watch all of heaven open up before you as God reveals himself more and more. Just suggestin...


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