February 1, 2021

1 Corinthians 8:6 For us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

There are some Bible scholars who like to emphasize the differences between the authors in the New Testament. In our church we spent a lot of time in the Gospel of John starting with Easter. Now that we are in 1 Corinthians, I find that this passage above sounds an awful lot like the beginning of John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind” (1:1-4). Yes, the Trinity and the relationship between Jesus and the Father are somewhat mysterious and hard to put into words. But when the folks in the New Testament do, they seem to have more in common than they are different. One God but, here, a Father and a Son, both involved in creation and both deserving of our worship and service. What is the God like that you worship? 

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