Two things I’d like to mention by way of follow-up on our introduction to the book of John on Sunday, March 6, 2016…
• The Got Questions? website has a great reply to the question “What does it mean that Jesus is the Son of God?” at http://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-Son-of-God.html and I want to share an important great thought from that article:
“Another example can be found in John 17:12 where Judas is described as the “son of perdition.” John 6:71 tells us that Judas was the son of Simon. What does John 17:12 mean by describing Judas as the “son of perdition”? The word perdition means “destruction, ruin, waste.” Judas was not the literal son of “ruin, destruction, and waste,” but those things were the identity of Judas’ life. Judas was a manifestation of perdition. In this same way, Jesus is the Son of God. The Son of God is God. Jesus is God made manifest (John 1:1, 14).”
• Also, if you are collector of proof texts, here are the ones that I posted on the flip chart: John 1:1; John 1:17-18; John 20:28; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13; Hebrew 1:3; 2 Peter 1:1.
Next Sunday we will get into John 1:1-18.