Canonical Connections in John’s Prologue | Study
AUTHOR: Holy Scripture
Read: John 1:1-18
Focus: As we lean into the discipline of study, understanding how Scripture as a whole is unified to tell one story can help us better understand an individual passage. John’s original audience was steeped in the Old Testament and would easily understand the allusions and connections he is making. This week we are slowing down to see how John uses various passages and themes from the Old Testament to explain who Jesus is as God’s embodied temple presence.
BibleProject has done an excellent job illustrating and explaining the biblical theme of God’s temple and presence in this video. Enjoy!
Pray: Take time to praise God for what He has accomplished by giving us His presence through Jesus. Ask that you would experience the truth of that today.
Week 3 of 3 Study
Prayer tills the soil of the soul to receive the word of God. Take time today resting, delighting and listening to God in prayer. Take 10 minutes today to pray for God to speak afresh through His word, and that you would have “ears to hear and eyes to see” His truth and direction.
How does the resurrection change the way you look at ordinary problems? Does it? How can you grow there?
If we are not intentional, the Christian message of Jesus’ resurrection may be easily overshadowed or absorbed into the mix of the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunts, pastel colors, and marshmallow Peeps. But as Christians, the resurrection of Jesus must be front and center in our Easter celebrations.