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003 Kernels of Wheat — No “God Bag” Needed!

Show Notes for Kernels of Wheat with Jim Kerwin
Episode 003: No “God Bag Needed” (1 John 1:3-5)

Photo of a "God bag" given as a gag gift.

The “God Bag”—a poor substitute for fellowship with the living God. (But thanks to Mark Sinclair anyhow!)

Ongoing study suggestion: Read 1 John each week (the letter has only five chapters) and the Gospel of John each month.

Review from last week:

  • Fellowship
  • “What is man…?”
  • A “God Bag”?!

My misconception of a “God Bag”

  • Did Jesus “cheat”?  (That is, did He draw from resources unavailable to us while He walked the earth?)
  • The concept disproved by Philippians 2:5-11 — “He emptied Himself” of the prerogatives of His Godhood, that is, from His…
    • Omnipresence
    • Omnipotence
    • Omniscience

Charles Wesley’s hymn, Let Earth and Heaven Combine, can be found here.

John 1:14—“The Word became flesh and tabernacled among us…”

  • In 2 Peter 1:13-14, Peter uses the Greek noun for tent or tabernacle to refer to his earthly body.
  • In John 1:14, John uses the Greek verb meaning to set up a tent or to live in a tent in describing the Logos as coming to earth.
  • God’s picture of living in a tent — His presence in the Holy of Holies in the tabernacle Moses built for Him, at His direction.
  • In John 1:14, the Greek preposition en, translated among, can also mean in.
  • God’s goal of intimate fellowship with Him amounts to this—the Word becoming flesh and tabernacling in us, our hearts being His Holy of Holies.

For next week: “God is Light.” What does that mean?

More teaching by Jim Kerwin and others can be found on the Finest of the Wheat website.

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