The problem and solution of God’s invisibility – John 1:1-18, Part 5

How many of you wish that God were visible?  How many of you wish that you could just have a little miracle of Jesus showing up at your doorstep to give you some reassurance that he is right there?  How many of you look back at some of the miracles recorded in the Bible andContinue reading “The problem and solution of God’s invisibility – John 1:1-18, Part 5”

The identity of The Word in… – John 1:1-18, Part 4

Who was God in the skin?  In our study of John 1:1-18, we learned in the previous post that John writes in verse 14 that God, who John calls The Word, took on human skin. But John hasn’t told us yet who The Word is, so let me introduce another word. God in the skinContinue reading “The identity of The Word in… – John 1:1-18, Part 4”

The amazing news that God wants to adopt you – John 1:1-18, Part 3

So far, John hasn’t told us the identity of the Word.  He continues now in verses 6-9 by giving us some history.  Verses 1-5 have been very theological, kind of vague, maybe hard to understand.  John knows he needs to start getting more specific.  So he introduces us to a man named John.  He isContinue reading “The amazing news that God wants to adopt you – John 1:1-18, Part 3”

In the beginning…God had help creating? – John 1:1-18, Part 1

Do you like your skin?  Do you feel comfortable in your skin?  I mentioned in the preview post here that we are going to talk about Jesus’ skin. I’m sure each of us has thought more than our fair share about our skin.  The ways we don’t like it, especially.  The blemishes.  The wear andContinue reading “In the beginning…God had help creating? – John 1:1-18, Part 1”

We need to talk about Jesus’ skin – John 1:1-18, Preview

When I was a kid I had a couple super-annoying skin conditions.  Maybe you’ve experienced that too. First I had eczema. Second, an allergic reaction to nickel in metal alloys (I still can’t wear watches with metal backs, or I break out). Then I developed plantar warts on my fingers and the soles of my feet. Continue reading “We need to talk about Jesus’ skin – John 1:1-18, Preview”