Bible Leads: John 1:1-14

TEXT

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life,* and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.*

He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own,* and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son,* full of grace and truth.


REFLECTION QUESTIONS

  1. What does it mean that we can become “children of God”?
  2. In what ways does the descriptor “full of grace and truth” help us understand who Jesus is and who we are as Jesus’ followers?
  3. What does it mean that the world “did not know” Jesus?
  4. In what ways might you be a witness to testify to the light”?

IMAGE

sunbeam-76825_960_720SOUNDTRACK

  1. Lost in the Light, by Bahamas
  2. Flesh, by David Gray
  3. For Beginners, by M Ward
  4. A Beginning Song, by The Decemberists
  5. Flesh to Fantasy, by Billy Idol
  6. Love is Greed, by Passion Pit
  7. Lovestain, by Jose Gonzalez
  8. Love Like Ghosts, by Lord Huron
  9. My Love, by the bird and the bee
  10. Love and Misery, by Tobias Froberg

HAIKU

Loving child
who knows not my name
or these shoes.

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