Saturday, March 1, 2008

John 1:3 Bible Study with audio sermon! fixed!

John 1:3

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (link to audio sermon!) (right click to open in new window so you can continue reading post)
Please bear with me as I get back into the practice of preaching a sermon! My audience while speaking here was a table lamp!! He was the "light" of the room, but not the same as the Light of the World! Some people were not able to listen to the sermon. It had a broken link. I think I have fixed it now!

If the link opens and says it is broken, then copy and paste this into your browser.

John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.everything was made through Christ and nothing was made without Him

Hebrews 1:1-3
God's Supreme Revelation

1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,

2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself[a] purged our[b] sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, this one says it very clearly...

everything is made through Jesus...

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

When were all things, made?

In the beginning. (Gen 1)

Who is him?

In context he is the Word. From the previous verse you know that the Word was with God in the beginning. Now you are told that without the Word nothing was made. So, everything that is made is made through him. And again, he is the Word, the Word is Jesus Christ (v 14 , 29-36), and Jesus is God.(v1)

The difficult part of this comes from the greek text, which has 'that was made' as part of verse 4. If you look at the NET translation notes, they are online, you will see that, according to Aland, this phrase may have been attached to v4 by the gnostics and the Eastern church, then attached to v3 at the time of the Arian heresy, but this was only in the Eastern church. This change was unknown in the Western or Roman church. Yet, the phrase reads better in context in v3, and follows more closely to John's style of writing than if it is in v4, as most texts show it to be. This other construction would read "That which came into being — in it the Word was life"; "That which came into being — in the Word was its life." Though either construction carries the meaning, the prior allows better flow in english and fewer mental pretzels.

All {f} things were made by him; and {g} without him {h} was not any thing made that was made.
The Son of God declares that his everlasting Godhead is the same as the Father's, both by the creating of all things, and also by preserving them, and especially by the excellent gifts of reason and understanding with which he has beautified man above all other creatures.

{f}Paul expounds on this in Col 1:15-16.
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
{g}That is, as the Father did work, so did the Son work with him: for the Son was a fellow worker with him.
{h} Of all those things which were made, nothing was made without him.

John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.

1 Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.

Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him.

Hebrews 1:2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.

John 1:1-3
{1}In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
{2}The same was in the beginning with God.
{3}All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.


Jfranklin6 said...

Thank you for this Bible study, it was a great idea. It really is forcing me deeper into the Word, and into outside sources to reinforce exegesis of the text.

pastorbrianculver said...

thanks! I agree, it does make a person dig deeper into the Word in order to reinforce exegesis of the text! The way I look at it, there are too many churches that fail to properly teach God's Word so if people are not going to be fed in church, why not teach them how to do it here?! It all comes back to having people look at their church as more than just a place to gather on Sundays and be with "family."

michelle said...

are we doing John 1:4 now? are you still sending out an email?

pastorbrianculver said...

I sent it out to you, it might be going into your junk box. Take and add my email address to your email address book.

Yes, we are on John 1:4

michelle said...

no that can't be it... i have you in my address book for awhile now... maybe you got mine wrong? i'll send you another email in case it is messed up...

michelle said...

when I hit the link for the audio sermon, there was no sermon there... maybe because I'm on a mac?

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