Step 1: Opening and Introduction to the lesson – Personal Testimonies from last week’s study and Reflection: What is your full name? What is your nick name? Where did the names come from?
Step 2: Hear – Read: The Word Became Flesh. John 1:1-18.
Step 3: Explore – Discover the Passage
- John’s purpose in writing is definite (20:31). Why does this Gospel begin, “In the beginning,” rather than at Jesus, birth? What facts about the Word can you find in verses 1-5? In verses 10-18? Who is the light? What does the light do?
- What is John the Baptist’s role as a witness? Who or what fails to comprehend the light (vv. 5, 10-11)? Why? How is the true light received?
- From the image of receiving someone (v. 12), how would you explain what faith is about? What is the result of this type of faith? What is the purpose of the Word’s appearance in flesh?
- How would someone full of grace and truth treat others? From this passage, how can a person come to know God?
Step 4: Connect – Apply the Passage:
- Are you keeping Jesus at the door? In certain rooms? Why? Or have you given him the keys?
- What does John’s emphasis on the pre-existent, creative Christ mean to you?
- How can or how have you become a chile of God?
Step 5: Reflect: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth..