HERO CENTRAL August 7-11 Vacation Bible School

January 24

John 1:1 (NLT) — 1 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

This verse speaks of Jesus’ preexistence > In the beginning the Word already existed. It speaks of Jesus’ coexistence > the Word was with God. It speaks of his Divine existence > the Word was God.

There are a couple of great mysteries in the Bible > how God can be one God and be three distinct persons > Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In our memory verse there is another great mystery > how Jesus can be two in one > divine nature and human nature or fully God and fully man. He was with God in the beginning. He was God and yet he is distinct from God.

We will never be able to fully grasp or  fathom both of these mysteries > The Trinity and Jesus. However if God were small enough to be understood by us he really wouldn’t be worthy of our allegiance or our worship! I want a God who boggles my mind with his greatness, his wisdom, his creativity, his goodness, his love and the fact that he has no beginning and no end. I want a God who can identify with me, who walks with me and talks with me and leads me along the path of life. We need this gospel of John with its opening verse: In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Be Inspired Hilltop!