Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Advent Day 3: Divine

Advent Words Day 3: Divine

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."  John 1:1

Throughout John's prologue he will describe over and over for us Jesus' divine nature. If there is one thing John wants us to know and believe, it is that Jesus, the Word, is God. In fact, it is a theme throughout John's gospel. From his opening verse above to the end where John states his purpose in writing his gospel, Jesus deity is made clear.
"But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." John 20:31

In this opening verse alone we hear that Jesus, the Word, has always existed. He is eternal, intimate with God, and is God himself. John will go on to show Jesus as the Creator of life, an act only God can do. He ends the prologue with the same statement of Jesus' divine nature he began with: Jesus is God.
"No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known." John 1:18

And while Jesus took on human flesh in the incarnation, His divine nature did not change. While fully man, He was also fully God.

Today is Giving Tuesday. I am making a shameless push for the ministry my church does in partnership with six other churches. We run a school supply pantry for 248 teachers from six public schools. We serve over 2650 students through the teachers who attend the pantry each month of the school year. If you would like to help support our service to these teachers and students you can donate through the School Supply Pantry Facebook page.

Join me in responding creatively to the Advent Words in John's prologue. You can share your creative response on Instagram using #adventwords2019 or join the Words Challenge Facebook Group and share your creative response there.

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