For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. — Romans 1:16
Quite often, I am wondering how would my friends on facebook think about me for my blog posts (about the love of God) have gone into their news feed everyday. Would they dislike me or annoyed about the posts? Will they be friends with me any more because of my believe? Honestly, these thoughts bother me for I treasure all my friends.
However, I am not ashamed of what have been writing about – the gospel, because it IS the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. Even though there might be just one person receives this good news at the end, this blog is still worth writing for. I believe what paul has written in the book of Romans: ‘For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”’
The power of the Gospel brings love and hope, it can totally transform lives, from distress to peace, from lost to found, from inadequate to abundant, from fear to love, from death to life … it is all because of THE POWER OF LOVE!
So, I want you to know … God loves you dearly!
” The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” — John 1:14 (NIV)
From yesterday’s verse, we knew that a saviour was born to us, and his name is Jesus Christ. Today, we are going to know a bit more about who Jesus is and where does he come from?
Reading today’s verse, I was wondering Who is ‘the Word’ ? — You probably guessed the right answer: ‘The Word” is Jesus Christ. However, you might ask: why does the bible call Jesus “The Word”? Good question! Let’s find out what does John say about this earlier on in this chapter:
The Word Became Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. — John 1:1-5
Here is a good answer from TalkJesus.com by jiggyfly: ‘The Word’ in Greek is ‘Logos” and another definition is “devine expression” It also means communication. Especially in this text, everything that God is communicating to mankind is in and through Christ, His Son. So in other words, Christ is the devine living expression of all God is trying to communicate to mankind.
Then, Who is Jesus?
When we read “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” we learn three things: 1) Jesus is eternal. 2) Jesus was with God the Father, yet distinct from him. 3) The Lord Jesus Christ is eternal God equal with God the Father.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. — John 1:9-13
As I was reading verse 12-13, it reminds me that a friend once told me about the purpose of Jesus coming into the world: The Son of God became the son of man, so the sons of man can become the sons of God!
Do u get it?