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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.

This week Pastor Ron continues his series in the Gospel of John.  This time we learn how the Word’s excellence is affirmed in many ways throughout the scriptures.


John 1:15-18

E.  THE WORD’S SURPASSING EXCELLENCE (15-18)       John 1;18

1-  Affirmed by John the Baptist V15

2-  Affirmed by the Early Disciples V16

3-  Affirmed by the Law’s Inadequacies V17

4-  Affirmed by the Incarnation V18

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The Word’s Surpassing Excellence

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Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.

This week Pastor Ron continues his series in the Gospel of John.  This time we look at the prologue and discover what the Word actually is.


A.  THE WORD AND GOD (V1-2)                         

  1.  His Preexistence with God V1a
  2.  His Coexistence with God V1b
  3.  His Self-existence as God V1c
  4.  Repeat for Emphasis V2

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The Word And God

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Romans 12:2 (NIV) “Do not conform anymore to the pattern of
this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you
will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing,
and perfect will.”

Someone once said, “If you were to be arrested today for being a Christian
would there be enough evidence against you to convict you?” We Christians
don’t have to do the things we did before, we don’t have to follow the crowd,
we can be brand new.

For myself, after I became a Christian I lost the few friends I had, because
they did not understand me anymore, because I had changed. I knew I was
different because their foul language and bad behavior bothered me and it never
did before. When they would take the name of Jesus in vain, it was like a sharp
knife stabbing me in the heart. The good news is that God gave me another
group of friends who are really much better for me.

Today’s verse says, “be transformed!” We do this by renewing our mind, by
rejecting old patterns of thought and concentrating on new ones. I’ve found that
to renew my mind I must keep in the Word. As I read it, study it, and meditate upon it, it sinks down into my being and actually does renew my mind. It is a process. As it takes place, I discover what God wants for me.

God wants good things for all of us, just as any good father would want for
his children. When Christ comes in, instead of living just to please ourselves, we
begin to please him and lift up others.

God wants to help us fight fear and anxiety. His Word is full of suggestions
for achieving good mental health. Search and find a promise for yourself
today. Then claim it and stand on it. He is faithful!

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