In other words, life is the state of being alive, of having physical vitality. It’s about Jesus who is the Life of man and the Light of the world.” This word in John 1:3—life—is used nearly fifty times in the fourth Gospel, and I do not know of any way to explain this word “life” in John 1:3 except to show you how this word and this theme unfolds as we read through the book.God in His omniscient creative genius designed this universe with two types of matter—animate and inanimate, living and non-living; and He achieved perfect balance between the two. We can’t look up all fifty occurrences, of course, but we can look at some keys, starting with the first time this word occurs in the actual body of the book of John—John ff.There were two men in the New Testament were given the opportunity to preview eternal life.You might say they got to see the trailer, the previews of this coming attraction.He saw the events of the Tribulation unfold, and he toured the streets of gold.He described it for us in vivid detail in the book of Revelation, and God saw fit to end the Bible with a two-chapter lay-out of the new heavens, the new earth, and the New Jerusalem.Jesus told her that He Himself was the water of life, that He could satisfy the deepest needs of her heart and soul, that He could impart total forgiveness, that He could give complete reconciliation with the eternal God, and that His life would become like an artesian well, bubbling up, springing up, filling her to the brim, and overflowing in eternal life.We find LIFE in John -29 Now let’s go to the next chapter and notice the great sermon Jesus gave following His healing of the man at the Pool of Bethesda.
(John 1:1-5NKJV) Once a few Sundays ago I used a word that some people had not previously heard, and so today before we get into the sermon I thought I’d just share with you some words and their definitions to make sure we’re all on the same page.
Introduction - Robert J Morgan is the teaching pastor at Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee and is well known for expository messages that are rich in excellent illustrations of Biblical principles. Robert Morgan John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
These sermons are older messages preached on various passages in Romans. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
That’s what a prologue is—it is a section at the beginning of the book that serves as an introduction. He who believes in the Son has everlasting LIFE; but he who does not believe the Son shall not see LIFE, but the wrath of God abides on Him. Now this adds an important modifier to the word life.
I’ve been thinking of one day planning and preaching an entire series of sermons just on John , and the other day as I was studying this verse, I recalled that it has been called the Gospel in a Nutshell; and as I worked through it I saw why. It’s a pair of adjectives that John uses over and over—eternal and everlasting.