John 1 – Introducing Jesus (part two)

Yesterday, we thought about how the prologue to John’s Gospel (1:1-18) functioned like an ancient letter of introduction. We concluded by reading the prologue, trying to identify the three key features of a letter of introduction: The name, character, and the writer’s close relationship with the one being introduced. The impending arrival of the one being… Continue reading John 1 – Introducing Jesus (part two)

John 1:1-13 (And the Word was God)

Yesterday, we looked at the term “word” (logos) to see how John was presenting Jesus as the personification of wisdom and reason – the embodiment of everything that both Jews and Greeks were looking for. The eternal creative force turned up as a real person to live among us. But Jesus isn’t just the creative “force” behind… Continue reading John 1:1-13 (And the Word was God)