From The Beginning

Do you know how long Jesus has existed? Do you believe it is approximately two-thousand years? Would you be surprised if I told you it was much longer than that? What if I told you everything was created through Him?

Many people think Jesus did not exist until Mary gave birth to Him. It is fair to believe that from a human perspective. Yet, Jesus is both divine and human. From a divine perspective, Jesus existed long before He was born as a human.

This is just one instance in which we do not fully understand the story of God. However, I have seen in more recent years more Christians grasping the understanding that Jesus existed before He was born to Mary and Joseph. As more Christians are returning to studying the Bible rather than simply listening to someone preach, we see them gaining a deeper understanding of God.

It has been a long time coming. For a few decades, people grew lazy. Rather than reading and studying the Bible themselves, they sat back in the pews and expected the preacher to tell them what they needed to know. Unfortunately, a preacher can only cover so much in a fifteen- or twenty-minute sermon. I find it challenging at times to cover a passage within an hour-long Bible study session.

No, preacher’s do the best they can, but they can only scratch the surface during a sermon. Perhaps that is why Paul preached several hours until a young man fell asleep and fell out a window (Acts 20:7-12). Thankfully, Paul was able to revive him.

Jesus was known as the Word during creation. When He became flesh, he became known as Jesus. Therefore, it is through Jesus that all things were created. Also notice, today’s passage states the Word was God. Therefore, Jesus is God.I pray we all realize Jesus existed before creation. I pray we recognize Jesus as God. I pray each one of us dig deeper into the Bible to study it and see how God’s Word connects throughout it. Know who Jesus is. See Him as Creator. See Him as God. Know that Jesus has always existed. Study the Bible. See the connections.

John 1:1-2, 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning…. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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