The newest podcast in our Jesus in HD series is now up and ready for you to listen. You can hear it here.
I cannot overemphasize the importance of this message for this one reason: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). Believe it or not, these 17 simple words comprise one of the landmark, foundational verses upon which our faith, and therefore our lives, rests.
Yet, when you just read them, I doubt that you heard bugles blaring nor angelic choirs singing. You probably saw no lightning flashing nor thunder pealing. My public reading of these words never elicits from anyone any audible ooohs or aaahs.
Maybe, just maybe, that’s because on the surface at least, these 17 words sound so foreign, so unlike the way we talk, so hard to relate to. “In the beginning was the Word”? As someone said to me just recently, “My mind has always just sort of glazed over that verse.” I can see why.
That being said, it would be impossible for me — impossible for me — to overstate the importance of this opening verse that introduces to us the Gospel According to John. Listen to this podcast, and you will quickly understand why.
You can find it right here. While on its surface, Luke 1:1-4 may not seem like a remarkable introduction to this “greatest story ever told,” I can assure you that Luke’s little lead-in contains several nuggets of pure gold. You are in for some surprises as we formally kick-off our chronological study of the life of Jesus. From my heart to yours, Enjoy!!!
Welcome to this introductory lesson that launches this brand new series: Jesus in High Definition. You can hear it by clicking here.
By harmonizing the four Gospels — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John — we will study the life of Christ in chronological order, from the first utterances of the angels heralding His birth, to His crucifixion and resurrection. It is our sincere hope and expectation that as we immerse ourselves in Jesus’ life and ministry, we will fall more deeply in love with Him, and become more and more like Him.
In this first lesson, we will provide you with an overview of the entire Bible — think of it as looking at the boxtop of a puzzle — so that we will understand exactly where the individual “pieces” of the Gospels fall within the grand sweep of the biblical drama.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy our study of Jesus in HD.