Thursday, April 29, 2010

Looking at First John

I love reading First John.It is so plain and simple and perhaps since I'm plain and simple, that's why I love to read it. It's apparent that this John is the Apostle John as his writtings here refer back to the gospel of John in several of the verses. This Epistle doesn't seem to be written to any one particular church, but maybe to all who read it. It's almost like it is written on a flyer and given out to the general public. 1. That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life--. The message that John speaks of here is the same message that Jesus gave to His followers. It is a message that they heard. The heard it from the mouth of Jesus with their own ears. It was not hear-say, it was not public opinion nor was it voices on the street. They heard the message that John is writing about with their own ears directly from Jesus Himself. They not only heard Jesus speak this message but they were there in person with Him and they saw Him with their own eyes. Again, it was not something someone else said they saw, it was with thier own eyes, so unless they were deceived by their own eyes, they saw as they heard Jesus speak. They touched Jesus after the crucifiction, John reminds us that Doubting Thomas needed to touch his pierced hands and side before he would believe it really was Jesus. I'm certain that the love the Apostles had for Jesus would have been a touching love, one that shows concern and abiding love for the Savior. Now John refers to Jesus as the Word. John referred to Jesus as the Word in the gospel of John by saying "the Word became flesh" and in Revelation 19:13 he refers to Jesus as the "Word of God" John also on many occassions referred to Jesus as the Life. In John 2:4 he refers to Jesus as the Life and that that Life was the Light of men. He is the resurrection and the Life. So in First John 1:1 we are told up front what to expect because John is giving us a front row seat to knowing Jesus.
Do you know the Word of Life? Do you really know who Jesus is? Stay tuned and we will blog out First John for you.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Not sure what happened.

It's been seven months since I looked at blogging or even thought of blogging. Didn't even view this sight for the entire time. Now what makes a person do that? I use to blog two or three times per week and stayed in touch with all those who were blogging and then seven months and I don't even look at it. Well, I've traded blogging for tweeting and facebooking I guess. Facebook and Twitter get you more people to talk to. I had very few people who reponded to my blogs therefore, I went to Twitter. Now everything I say, goes to the number of folks who follow me. My friends on facebook are numerous and I can get my message out to many who may or may not want to read what I have to say. So, I might just get back to blogging just to give it one final try. But will have to think on that one for a while. In the meantime, find me on Twitter and on facebook. God bless and stay tuned. You never know, I might just be back here before long.