Jul 15, 2018 |Thread

Anchored

07.15.18 | Thread

Anchored

John

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How many of us boldly proclaim God’s truth minus His love and grace for others?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

John 1:1-3

 

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1

 

Logos: word, speech, principle, thought

  • Jesus is eternal (“In the beginning was the Word”)
  • Jesus was with God prior to coming to earth (“the Word was with God”)
  • Jesus is God (“the Word was God”)
  • Jesus is Creator (“All things were made through him”)
  • Jesus is the Giver of Life (“In him was life”)
  • Jesus became human to live among us (“the Word became flesh and dwelt among us”)

 

And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed… Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

John 17:5, 24

 

What difference will it make, whether I believe in the deity or divine nature of Jesus?

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 20:30-31

 

So when John says, “These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name,” he meant that he was writing to awaken faith in unbelievers and sustain faith in believers — and in that way lead both to eternal life. And there may be no better book in the Bible to help you keep on trusting and treasuring Christ above all.

John Piper

 

When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.

John 6:16-21

 

But the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them.

Matthew 14:24

 

And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them.

Mark 6:48

 

How many of us have felt like this and asked the same questions when the storms of life hit?

After He (Jesus) finished praying, he strode down that mountain to the same point on the same shore and somehow, at least partially, followed the path they had taken. That is an incredible incarnation of Christ’s incarnation — He understands our situation, feels what we feel, He walks where we walk. So when we are being tossed about, He understands everything we are going through.

 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

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