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