John Lesson 1 Day 4

Study of John 1:6-8; 14-15

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Study of John 1:6-8; 14-15

My answers to BSF Bible study questions on John Lesson 1 Day 4

Scripture Compilations

Questions for this lesson

10  a.  John the Baptist’s calling and purpose

John the Baptist’s name in Hebrew was Yehochanan which means the grace or mercy of Jehovah: a most proper and significant name for the forerunner of the God of All Grace. It was John’s business to proclaim the Gospel of the grace of God and to point out that Lamb or sacrifice of God which takes away the sin of the world. Adam Clarke

Some say John was the last Old Testament prophet even though he claimed he was not a prophet. John was “sent by God to point out the way to the Life-Light. He came to show everyone where to look, who to believe in. John was not himself the Light; he was there to show the way to the Light.” (MSG)

b. My unique calling and purpose

Unlike John, I didn’t know my unique, specific identity from an early age. My birth wasn’t announced by an archangel. My parents were newlyweds not aging and childless. I wasn’t filled with the Spirit in my mother’s womb. I don’t know my specific calling even now, other than “write”. He seems to give me specific assignments that last for a season.

I do know He wants me to seek His face and live in loving fellowship with Him. To learn His ways and His thoughts. To trust Him and worship Him. To love with His love. To rest in Him so He can rest in me. To stop striving in my own strength. To be a God-pleaser and not a people pleaser.

That’s why He created Adam. For fellowship.

I believe if we have an intimate relationship with our heavenly Father, we will be witnesses.

11. Verse 14—The Word became human.

Not an ordinary human. Jesus was the Son of God (John 1:34). Jesus was the Lamb of God that would take away the sins of the world (John 1:29).

When we experience the new birth, we are no longer ordinary humans either. Through faith in Christ Jesus, we become sons of Godpartakers of His divine nature.


MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on John Lesson 1 Day 4



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  1. Hi Lynn! So thrilled to be back into God’s Word with you. The Gospel of John made a significant impact on my life 20+ years ago when I first started BSF. I love this book!

    I was doing some digging deeper on question 11 and was reading that John’s words in verse 1:14 are a concise statement of the Incarnation. So not only is Jesus God’s Son, but He became human while still maintaining His full deity. Christ did not cease being God just because He became man. Also, the ‘glory’ we see in Jesus is the Shekinah glory of God shining through! Jesus has all of God’s characteristics because He is God, yet still possess human characteristics because He is human.

    Honestly, it’s kinda mind blowing who He is and what He did for ALL of us!