Susan Castille Bible Study

“The Prologue of the Gospel of John”

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Living Life in the Light and Love of Christ

This series was sparked by my long interest in what is referred to as the Prologue to St. John’s Gospel. It is sometimes referred to as the high point in poetry in the entire Bible. You will probably be familiar with the beginning: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” In the following 17 verses, St. John lays out the basic Christian faith as revealed by God in Jesus. By spending time understanding the words St. John used, and the times in which he lived, and the circumstances surrounding these words, we gain a much greater understanding of our faith. In doing so, the Bible answers several basic questions;

  • The Word of God John 1: 1,2
  • Where do I come from? Creation: The Origin of LifeJohn 1: 3,4
  • What am I doing here? Life as the Light of God John 1:5-9
  • What am I doing here? Part two: Life as Children of God John 1: 10-13
  • Where am I going? The Glory of God John 1: 14
  • How do I get there? Life in Grace and Truth John 1: 15-18

Join us for this informative and inspiring six-week course to find your own answers to these basic questions! Commentary available.

Week 1: Word of God  John 2:1-2

Week 2: Creation: Origin of Life  John 1:3-4

Week 3: Life as Light of God  John 1:5-9

Week 4: Life as Children of God  John 1:10-13

Week 5: Glory God  John 1:14

Week 6: Life in Grace and Truth  John 1:15-18