BCL Grow: Christ — John 1:1-2, 14

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John 1:1-2, 14 (God)

Bible Passage

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God….And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. — John 1:1-2, 14

Quote

“The Father is never without the Son but, like a lamp, it is the very nature of the Father to shine out his Son. And likewise, it is the very nature of the Son to be the one who shines out from his Father. The Son has his very being from the Father. In fact, he is the going out—the radiance—of the Father’s own being. He is the Son.” Michael Reeves, Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith, p. 27.

Steps to Take

1. Ponder: Sometimes, we can fall into the error of thinking that God as he is revealed in the Old Testament is scary and enigmatic, while in the New Testament God is kind and gracious. But if Jesus Christ reveals who God is, then God revealed in the Old Testament is the same as the God revealed in the New Testament.

2. Remember: Jesus teaches that the whole of Scripture is about him. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are active throughout Scripture from Genesis to Revelation. In Christ Jesus we see more clearly what the Old Testament was teaching concerning God.

3. Rejoice: You do not serve a divided God, but a gracious and glorious God who revealed himself and his love, law, justice, forgiveness, and mercy in different ways through time and history. In Christ you have the love of the Trinity showered upon you.

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