The Gospel Begins Before Creation

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

John: That You May Believe

The Gospel Begins Before Creation 

  • The Identity of the Savior
  • The Work of the Savior
  • The Witness of the Savior  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read John 1:1-18. What do we learn about Jesus in these opening verses? About his identity? His nature? His character? His work?
  2. Compare verse 7 with John 20:31. What is John’s mission? How does he accomplish this? How is our mission similar? Different?
  3. Which John is spoken about in verse 6? Can it be more than one John? Why or why not?
  4. The call to action throughout this gospel is to “believe.” What does it mean to “believe”? Is this a work? Why or why not? Compare with the Westminster Shorter Catechism question 86. Are you ever done “believing”? How do you sustain believing? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (ESV)