THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WORD JOHN 1:1‑18

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WORD JOHN 1:1‑18

THE DEITY OF JESUS V.1-2
    THE CLARITY OF THE WORD V.1

       THE COMMENCEMENT OF TIME        In the beginning

           HE’S OMNIPOTENT

               HIS COVERAGE                                  was

               HIS CHARACTER                               the Word
        HE’S OMNIPRESENT

               HIS INDIVIDUALITY                        and the Word

               HIS INTIMACY                                    was with God
        HE’S OMNISCIENT                              

               HIS DISTINCTION                             and the Word

               HIS DEITY                                            was God
   THE CERTAINTY OF THE WORD V.2

      A CONFIDENCE                                          The same

          CONTINUITY                                           was in the beginning

     A CONVICTION                                            with God.

THE DESIGN OF JESUS V.3
    THE CREATIVITY OF THE WORD 
      HIS COMPREHENSIVENESS               all things
           ORIGINALITY                                       were made
      HIS CAPABILITY                                      by Him
           INDEPENDENCE                                 and without him

           INVENTIVENESS                                was not anything

           INNOVATION                                       made                      

           IMAGINATION                                    that was made.

THE DELIVERANCE OF JESUS V4-5

   HIS IDENTITY V.4-5
        THE LORD V.4                                      In Him
        THE LIFE                                                was Life and the Life
        THE LIGHT V.5                                    was the light of men

           CHRIST RADIATES                         and the light shines in the darkness
           CHRIST REFUSED                           and the darkness comprehended it not

  THE DECLARER OF JESUS V.6‑9

      HE WAS SENT V.6

          A MAN                                                    There was a man

          A MISSION                                           sent from God,

      HE WAS SPECIAL
          HIS INDIVIDUALITY                       whose name was John.

          HIS INTENT V.7

                TO PRESENT                                 The same came for a witness,

                TO PREACH                                    to bear witness of the Light,

                TO PERSUADE                              that all men through him might believe

           HIS IMPLICATIONS V.8                He was not that Light,

           HIS INFERENCE

                A COMMISSION                           but was sent

                A CHARGE                                      to bear witness of that Light.

            HIS INSTRUCTION V.9

                DISPLAY CHRIST’S

                      CHARACTER                          That was the true Light,                    

                      CALLING                                  which lights every man

                      COMING                                   that cometh into the world.

THE DECISIONS ABOUT JESUS V.10-13
     THE REFUSAL V.10-11

           INDEFENSIBLE

                HIS PRESENCE IS APPARENT   He was in the world,

                HIS POWER IS APPEALING        and the world was made by him,

                HIS PERSON IS AVOIDED           and the world

            IGNORANT                                             knew him not

            INSULTING

                 THE PRIVILEGES                           He came unto his own,

                 THE PROBLEMS                             and his own received him not. 

        THE RECEPTION V.12

              A POSSIBILITY                                   But as many as received him,

              A POWER                                              to them gave he power

              A POSITION                                         to become the sons of God,

              A PERSON                                            even to them that believe on his name
         THE RESULTS V.13

             A NEW BIRTH

                 NOT BY DESCENT                        Which were born, not of blood,

                 NOT BY DESIRE                             nor of the will of the flesh,

                 NOT BY DESIGN                            nor of the will of man,

                NEW BY DELIVERANCE             but of God. 

THE DESCRIPTION OF JESUS V.14-18

    HIS EMBODIMENT V.14

         ETERNAL EXISTENCE                        And the Word

         EVIDENT ENTRANCE

             THE MYSTERY                                   was made flesh,

             THE MANIFESTATION                   and dwelt among us,

             THE MAJESTY

                 HE IS UNDERSTANDABLE       and we beheld his glory,

                 HE IS UNIQUE                                the glory as of the only begotten

                 HE IS UNFATHOMABLE             of the Father,

                 HE IS UNLIMITED

                     IN LOVE                                         full of

                     IN LIFE                                          grace

                     IN LIGHT                                      and truth.

           EYEWITNESS EVIDENCE

              HIS IDENTITY V.15

                   HE IS AUTHENTICATED        John bare witness of him,

                   HE IS ACCLAIMED                   and cried, saying,

                   HE IS ADMITTED                     This was he of whom I spoke,

                   HE IS ADMIRED       He that cometh after me is preferred before me

                   HE IS ADORED          for he was before me. 

              HIS INDWELLING V.16

                    A FILLING                 And of his fullness

                    A FULFILLING         have all we received,

                    A FOUNTAIN             and grace for grace.

              HIS IMPROVING V.17

                    PERFORMANCE BASED

                        DEMANDING         For the law

                        DISTANT                  was given by Moses,

                    PROPORTIONALLY BALANCED

                        REFRESHING        but grace

                        REALISTIC              and truth

                        RELATIONAL         came by Jesus Christ.

                HIS IMPRESSION V.18

                      INVISIBILITY          No man hath seen God at any time;

                      INIMITABILITY     the only begotten Son,

                      INTIMACY                which is in the bosom of the Father,

                      ILLUMINATION     he hath declared him.

 

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