Chapter 1, The Incarnation of the Son of God2
We had a great Bible study centered on the prologue of John 1:1-18. The Gospel of John is all about Jesus, the Word, the Messiah, the Son of God. One thing I learned in studying the prologue is how much John's writing parallels the first chapter in Genesis.
"In Genesis, God is presented as speaking the creation into existence. God speaks the word and it happens: heaven and earth, ocean and stream, trees and grass, birds and fish, animals and humans. Everything seen and unseen, called into being by God's spoken word. In deliberate parallel to the opening words of Genesis, John presents God as speaking salvation into existence. This time, God's word takes on human form and enters history in the person of Jesus." (Eugene H. Peters, The Message, page 1454)
Here are the notes from Tuesday, 9/27/16.