The Incarnation of the Son of God: John 1:1-18

The Incarnation of the Son of God

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With Christmas coming up our scripture memorization is John 1:1-18. This is John’s description of the Incarnation of the Son of God.  I would like to start off with a short introduction to the book and then dive straight into the text.

Most of the introduction below is from the Charles Ryrie NASB Study Bible.

All text is quoted from the NASB.

All Greek translations are from The Strongest NASB Exhaustive ConcordanceStrong’s Exhaustive Concordance and Thayer’s Greek Lexicon

Author:

Apostle John – he is identified as the “disciple whom Jesus Loved.” (cf. John 21:20,24) Palestine Jew due to knowledge:

  1. of Jewish customs (cf. John 7:37-39; 18:28)
  2. the land of Palestine (cf. 1:44, 46; 5:2)
  3. & he includes details of eyewitnesses (cf. 2:6; 13:26; 21:8,11)
Purpose:

John 20:30-31 Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.

Theme:

Christ as the divine Son of God and if you believe in Him you will have eternal life.

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Hebrews 2:1-4 We Must Pay Much Closer Attention

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In this post our main focus will be on Hebrews 2:1-4 which is the first in a series of warnings the author gives his readers (cf. Hebrews 2:1-4; 3:7-4:11; 5:11-6:12; 10:19-39; 12:14-29).

Last post in our Hebrews Bible Study Series we looked at Hebrews 1:1-4 Christ is Superior to the Prophets.

If you have just found this post be sure to check out the introduction to Hebrews, the post on how to get an understanding of the book of Hebrews and the post on an in-depth understanding of the book of Hebrews. These will all help you to build a good foundation for interpreting the book.

Before we get to Hebrews 2:1-4 we need to go back and check out the context so we will go through Hebrews 1:5-14.

Let’s do this!

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Christ is Superior to the Prophets: Hebrews 1:1-4

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If you have been following along we are going through the book of Hebrews. This is a bible study that forces you to interpret the scripture yourself. This study will help you to ask the right questions and give you insight to important words and phrases.

To recap:
  1. We recently looked at the introduction the the book of Hebrews. We got this by reading the book several times and asking the right questions.
  2. Then we went through the major literary units to understand the book of Hebrews.
  3. Lastly we broke the units or natural breaks of the book of Hebrews down further to get an even better understanding of the book.

In this post we will be looking at Hebrews 1:1-4 and drawing out the main point!

Before we get into the text let’s go over the audience, purpose, and theme so we can keep in the context of the book. The idea is to find out what the author was writing to the audience and then see how we can apply that to our own lives.

Audience:

Immature believers (Hebrews 5:11-14) who endured persecution (Hebrews 10:32-34; Hebrews 12:3-8; Hebrews 13:3)and were in danger of abandoning their faith in Christ and going back to Judaism from unbelief and suffering the judgment of God.

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Does This Cause You to Stumble: John 6

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This week I have been internalizing:  John 6:60-61  Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, “Does this cause you to stumble?

To really get a grasp of all that this verse means we need to look at the context of the passage. We will walk through John 6. This is not a detailed study but we will look into the truth that Jesus is teaching.

All the text is from the New American Standard Bible (NASB).

Feeding of the 5,000 John (6:1-14)

6 After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias). 2 A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the signs which He was performing on those who were sick. 3 Then Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat down with His disciples… Jesus, lifting up His eyes and seeing that a large crowd was coming to Him, *said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these may eat?” … “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, for everyone to receive a little.” … Andrew…said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people?” 10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down… So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 Jesus then took the loaves, and having given thanks, He distributed to those who were seated; likewise also of the fish as much as they wanted. …14 Therefore when the people saw the sign which He had performed, they said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.”

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Understanding the Book of Hebrews

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Do you need help understanding the book of Hebrews? Then you have come to the right place. I have been writing a bible study on the book of Hebrews. This study will force you to interpret the scripture yourself. All the study is intended to do is help you along.

In my first post we looked at a basic introduction to the book of Hebrews.

Then I explained how to read through the natural breaks or literary units in the book and write an overall summary of each. This will help you to get a grasp of how to understand the book of Hebrews.

Now we are going to break those literary units down even further to get an in-depth understanding of the book.

Recap on Literary Units

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How to Understand the Book of Hebrews

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Last post we took a look at the introduction to Hebrews. In this post I want to show you how to understand the book of Hebrews.

If you want to get a good grasp of the book of Hebrews, or any book of the Bible, you need to read it at least 4 times all the way through. I suggest you use several translations to read from. It will help to highlight passages that may be important.

While you are reading you will want to be look for several things grab a pen and journal so you can take notes.

Who is the Audience

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Introduction to the Book of Hebrews

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Our youth Sunday school class has been going through the book of Hebrews and in the process I have put together a bible study on the book of Hebrews. This study will help you walk through the book but forces you to do the interpretation on your own.

What I have done is walked through the main sections of the book and used questions to get you engaged and thinking about the author’s main point. Then you can take that main point put it into to a theological truth and apply it to your life.

Here is an introduction to the book of Hebrews with an outline of the book at the end by Charles Ryrie from the NASB Rryrie Study Bible  

Author:

Many suggestions have been made as to who the author of Hebrews was – Paul, Barnabas, Apollos, Silas, Aquila and Priscilla and Clemet of Rome. As the theologian Origen stated only God knows who wrote Hebrews.

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Albert Mohler Ministering in A Post-Marriage Culture

Albert Mohler  Ministering In A Post Marriage Culture

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Albert Mohler opened up the ERLC National Conference on “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage” This is some of what he had to say bout ministering in a post-marriage culture. Here are some highlights and you can watch the whole video of his talk below.

How Our Posture Should Be

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Love We Share Video by Bizzle Feat. Lavoisier & Datin

Love We Share Video by Bizzle

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Love We Share Video by Bizzle Feat. Lavoisier & Datin the Well Wishes album!

Christian rapper Bizzle returned in 2014 with fourth album Well Wishes, a collection of expertly produced beats, countless guest stars, and lyrics addressing the rapture, devotion, and selfless spirituality.

Joining Bizzle in his relentless flow are fellow Christian rap names such as Mouthpi3ce, Eshon Burgundy, Redd Lettaz, Bumps INF, and other affiliates of Bizzle’s Texas-based record label God Over Money Records. Living up to the name and ethics of the label, 100 percent of the profits made from the album were put toward building water wells in Mozambique and other cities throughout Africa.

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Like That Tho by GS Feat. Bizzle

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Like That Tho by GS Feat. Bizzle!

I’M DOIN’ JESUS front man GS, is back with his sophomore album “That Real Talk 2″. After the response he received from his debut album he saw it appropriate to create a part 2. Its not a continuation of his first album (That Real Talk) you will obviously hear his growth in this project. With great production and features, this project is sure to make an impact. Its scheduled to drop Saturday November 8

Get ready!!!

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