This week I will be preaching from John 1:14-18. Keep in mind these verses are the last paragraph in John’s Prologue (1:1-18). John tells us that Jesus is the eternal Word, the almighty Creator, and the Word made flesh. He has come to forgive us and make us the Father’s spiritual and eternal children (v12-13).
I encourage you to read verses 14-18 several times and pray through these verses. Pray that we will be ready to hear the word of the Lord on Sunday.
Speaking of prayer, over a hundred years ago, Thomas Chalmers prayed the following as he started working his way through John’s Gospel. It’s a good prayer to offer for yourself and Cary Alliance.
“My God, deeply impress on me the lessons of this spiritual gospel, and cause me to profit by my prayers and meditations over it. O may Thy Spirit give efficacy to its words, that I may inhale their deep import, and obtain a view of their hidden glories which the world knoweth not. Cause the light, O Lord, to arise out of darkness, and shine in my heart, that the noble Scripture on which I am now entering may prove both truth and life unto my soul.”