Good Morning! Today is a brand new day with no mistakes in it. Today is whatever you make of it. Make it a great day. Today also marks the beginning of a new book, the Gospel of John.
This is the fourth and final gospel, written by the apostle who walked more closely with Jesus than anyone. John was the brother of James, and probably the youngest apostle. See the Messiah from a different angle now as you read the first four chapters of John.
"The Word" referred to in 1:1 is Jesus (see verse 14). So that means, "In the beginning was [Jesus], and [Jesus] was with God and [Jesus] was God." Jesus was God in the flesh. While He walked the earth Jesus was 100% deity and 100% man. Mathematically that does not add up, but biblically it is the truth. Some cults try to lure you into their beliefs by claiming the teaching of the trinity is false. Just because we cannot scientifically explain something does not mean it is not true. Study this out carefully and prepare to defend this belief. Organize your thoughts and record your argument in your notes. Here are additional scriptures for your study: John 5:16-18; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 1:1-8; Revelation 1:8,17.
Are you involved in an individual Bible study with a non-Christian? If not, find out this week if one of your brothers or sisters in Christ has a study going on or one starting soon that you can participate in. Learn to share your faith. Watching an experienced church member study with someone is a great way to learn. Not everyone in the church can be full time evangelists but we can all do something to help expand the kingdom of God. Do something to lead others to Jesus.