GodSpeak – John 1:1-18 – Sep. 19-24

It’s very natural to wonder about the things that came before us. The further back we look, the fuzzier it gets. Go back far enough and we wonder about what or who started it all. John truly starts “in the beginning,” because there we find “the Word,” the one who started it all.

Weekly Memory Verse: John 1:14
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Monday, September 19:   Read John 1:1-18 slowly and carefully. Knowing this is a prologue to a dramatic biography about Jesus, what can we learn about the story from these 18 verses?

Tuesday, September 20:  Read John 1:1-18 again. Pay attention to the use of symbolism and how that symbolism connects us to Jesus and His purpose.

Wednesday, September 21:  After reviewing John 1:1-18, read Genesis 1:1-10. Notice how many symbols John uses from the creation narrative. How does the work of Jesus connect with creation?

Thursday, September 22:  After reviewing John 1:1-18, read Isaiah 40:1-5 and Isaiah 60:1-3. How does what Isaiah speaks in figurative language become literal in Jesus?

Friday, September 23:  After reviewing John 1:1-18, read Philippians 2:5-11 and Colossians 1:13-23. Throughout history, many have denied that Jesus is fully God and fully man. Can this idea be supported by the scriptures? Why is it important for Jesus to be God and man?

Saturday, September 24:  After reviewing John 1:1-18, read 1 John 1:1-10. Light and darkness are literally all around us. How does this remind us of our Christian walk?

Bethel Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN – bethelstpaul.com

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