The Word

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on December 12, 2004
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The Word

John 1:1-3 Places powerful emphasis on the Word. By the Word God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1-5 The spirit and the Word are often seen together in the Scriptures.

Verses 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24 By God's Word He created the world.

The Word was obviously with God in the beginning.

The Scriptures are called "the Word of God." The Word of God is living and powerful (Hebrews 4:12)!

John 1:3-5 "Comprehended it" - overpowered it. A true statement literally in Genesis 1 and metaphorically throughout history.

Verses 6-13 Throughout history those who believed on him could become the sons of God, not of blood by mans will.

Verses 14-18 The Word was made flesh when Jesus the Christ was born.

John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word" - was Jesus with God in the beginning? By notion not literally because he was born.

John 3:32-34 "He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God...." The things that Jesus said were God's words. The spirit and the Word.

John 4:34 The things that Jesus did were God's will and work.

John 5:18-30 The Son did the Father's will. Jesus understood who he was and explained: he is the Son, God is the Father.

Verse 30 He always did the will of the Father. So when you heard him - you heard the Father; when you saw him - you saw the Father. Not because Jesus is God but the obedient Son.

John 6:38-40 Jesus did not do his own will rather God's will. Two separate wills because two separate beings.

John 7:14-16 Always gave God credit.

John 8:28 and 29, 38, 42 God sent Jesus to speak and do on His behalf.

John 10:18, 25, 32, 37; 12:44, 49 and 50; 14:10, 24, 31 The power Jesus had was given of the Father.

John 17:4, 7 and 8, 14 Jesus speaking to God.

Not my will but Thine be done!

John 14:12-26 The holy spirit enables us to do the works of Christ and to know the words of Christ which are the works and words of God. Does this make us Christ?

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