Here we are, entering into Holy Week, and as we enter into this week we will find ourselves going back over the story from the beginning. To understand the events of the cross we have to understand that, “the Word became human and made his home amount us” (John 1:14). At the core of the Gospel is that God came to walk with humanity. That God lived through everything you and I live through, he experienced everything that we experience, but he did it in a perfect way. The first Adam choose the path that ultimately led to spiritual death whereas the second Adam, walked the path that led to physical death, but to abundant life. The second Adam also broke the chains of death that keep us from life, so that we too can now experience full and abundant life.
Read: John 1:1-18
Questions to Consider:
- What does it mean for us that through Jesus we have received one gracious blessing after another? (Vs. 16)
- What does it mean to you that the Word gave life to everything that was created?
So What Activity: As you begin this Holy Week, take time to read through this passage slowly three times. The first time you read through focus on the whole narrative of the story being shared. Then for the second time listen for anything that God puts on your heart, a line or a phrase that sticks out and write it down. Finally for the last time look for a word that sticks out and write that word down. Then spend time in prayer praising God for what he is showing you as you begin this Holy Week.