Christmas is over; the Babe in the manger grew. Who was this Babe? John spent three to four years with Jesus. When God inspired John to write his Gospel, he used several terms to tell who Jesus was. This week we will examine some of them. Matthew 16:14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” Jesus asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”…
HE WAS CALLED THE WORD:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” In other words, in the beginning was Jesus and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God.
Why is he called the Word? All creation came via Jesus, the Word (John 1:3) In the beginning, God spoke the world into existence by his Word. Psalm 107:20 God sent his Word and healed and rescued.
Let’s look at how “word” is used in everyday language.
1. “Word” carries final authority and power as in, When the boss says this is my final word, we know not to question it.
2. “Word” can mean up to date, the latest thing as in, What is the latest word in fashion design?
3.”Word” can mean message as in, Have you received word of the gospel? “Word” can mean rock-solid standard of truth as in, That is what the word says.
Not only was Jesus the creator from the beginning, He is also, the Truth, the Message, the Healer, the Rescuer, the Final Authority, and the latest thing even for today.
For That I am Thankful! And note that in Rev. 19:13, when He defeats the beast, He is still the Word.
IF JESUS ASKS YOU, WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? WHAT WILL YOUR ANSWER BE?