The Word Became Flesh
Questions for Study 1
Key Verse: 1:14
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I. Jesus, The Creator God (1-5)
1. What do verses 1 and 2 teach us about the Word? Why do you think the author uses the term, "Word"?
2. What is Jesus' relationship to creation? (3)
3. In what sense is Jesus the source of all life? What is the special function of this life of God in men and in the world? What do you think the nature of the darkness is? (5)
II. Jesus, The True Light (6-13)
4. Who was the witness? Who sent him? What was his testimony about himself and about unbelief?
5. How did the world respond to the true light? Why did they not respond well to the true light? Why was this response so unreasonable? What can we learn here about unbelief?
6. What right is given to those who receive Jesus? By whose action are we born again into God's family? What are the different kinds of human activity or effort that cannot help us become God's children? What does this mean to you?
III. Jesus, Full of Grace and Truth (14-18)
7. Think about the meaning of the incarnation. What did it cost Jesus, the incarnate God, to come and live among men? what does this teach us about God who sent him? What did the author mean when he said, "We have seen his glory"?
8. What did John the Baptist say about Jesus? Find the verses that speak of Jesus' grace. What does it mean that he was full of grace? How does his coming into the world and his life among us show God's grace?
9. Find the verses that refer to his truth. In what respect is he full of truth? (John 14:6; 8:31,32) Think about the source of all truth.
10. In what respect was the Law a blessing? How did God bless the world with one blessing after another? How can we see God? (18)