October 1 John 1:1-18

October 1 

John 1:1-18 (ESV)

The Word Became Flesh

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, [1] and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, [2] and his own people [3] did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) 16 And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, [4] who is at the Father’s side, [5] he has made him known.


3 thoughts on “October 1 John 1:1-18

  1. “And the Word became flesh…” Wow !

    This is one of my favorite passages in the Bible…

    Pam, a while back I found an audio version of the Gospel of John in the ESV that you can download for free. I’ve listened to it many times and have found that it helps if you’re trying to memorize verses or passages from this Gospel. The narrators are very good and I’ve always felt that it sometimes helps to understand what you’re reading by listening to it as well.

    Anyway, here is the link from Christianaudio.com if you’re interested:


  2. Thanks, Joe! I find that listening while walking is a great way to keep God’s Word pouring over my heart.
    John is such a rich Gospel, just jam-packed with such great truths! The hard part in doing a read-thru-the-Bible commentary is that we are covering SO much in so LITTLE time. John Piper once said that if it took him 7 years to preach through Romans, just imagine how long John’s Gospel will take!
    May you see more of Jesus and have greater joy!

  3. Pastor John is now preaching in chapter 5 of this Gospel and it’s taken him about a year to get there. Maybe it will only take him 4-5 years here ?!

    I agree with you regarding covering so much in so little time. Jeremiah starts today too, and that’s basically the longest book in the Bible (words-wise).

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