Summarize what you read in one paragraph:
John starts by introducing Jesus as the Word that comes to save with grace. The narrative quickly jumps to the start of Jesus’ ministry and the calling of the disciples. John was reminding those that this was who he has been talking about and that Jesus is who they should follow. Jesus then goes on to make his first miracle turning water into wine. Also, Jesus prophesied about his own death .
What is one key verse?
“Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” ‘ – John 1:47-51
How does what you read change your vision of God?
God sees us and knows us but that’s not even the beginning of his power. He works constantly in the lives of everyone and is doing miracles constantly. Alone the thought of God truly knowing me and seeing me is amazing in a world full of loneliness but my God is doing even more than I can comprehend.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
If I’m only focused on whether I am seen or whether God is present with what I “need” them I may not see how he is opening heaven for us to see. I don’t want to miss seeing the ways God is working.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
I need to remind myself regularly of Jesus’ authority and power in which to humble out my own heart. Also, I want to see that tapping into the Word is tapping into Jesus. I want my prayer life to reflect this humble position and to be focused more on seeing God’s work rather than telling God how to work.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
Jesus was beginning his ministry.