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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: The Word
    In the beginning was the Word,
    and the Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
    John 1:1
    Jesus is called the Word because He expressed the true idea of the Father, just as a written word represents the ideas of an author. Jesus is also called the Word because He is the One who communicated the Father’s desires to the people, just as a written word communicates an author’s intent. Jesus is also the Word because He interprets the Father to the world, just as a human author interprets a theme to readers. Words are symbols of meaning, and Jesus is the symbol that showed the world what God was like in the flesh.
    Jesus, I look to You to show me what God is like. I will study the Word of God to better understand God and know what He expects of me.
    Jesus was the powerful Word who lived in the flesh. Jesus’ spoken words were also powerful, for His words raised the dead, calmed the storms and comforted the hurting. And the written Word of Christ is just as powerful as His spoken words. The written Word can save, heal, cast out demons and become the basis for answered prayer (Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 4:12). Jesus elevated His words to a supernatural level when He said, “The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). Peter agreed with Him: “You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).
    Lord, I love Your Word, because You tell me about the Father. I love Your words because they are spirit and life. Amen.
    Go Deeper: John 1:1-14
    Jesus is the Word who communicates the Father to us.