Steiner Sunrise Bible Study (Coed) Week #2
Steiner Sunrise Bible Study
Tacara Steiner Ranch
Thursday, June 8, 6:30 AM
What is the Logos?
In response to Bret’s questions, we’re going to be looking at the very first verse of John:
“In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word (Logos) was with God, and the Word (Logos) was God.” (John 1:1 NIV)
Google Dictionary: “Logos … the Word of God, or principle of divine reason and creative order, identified in the Gospel of John with the second person of the Trinity Incarnate in Jesus Christ.”
One online resource I use frequently is GotQuestions.Org:
“Logos is the Greek term translated as “word,” “speech,” “principle,” or “thought.” In Greek philosophy, it also referred to a universal, divine reason or the mind of God. John’s Gospel begins by using the Greek idea of a “divine reason” or “the mind of God” as a way to connect with the readers of his day and introduce Jesus to them as God.
Logos is used in many ways, yet in John’s Gospel Logos is a clear reference to Jesus, the God who both created us and lived among us. Logos became a theological term important to Christians in the early church and remains a concept of significant influence today.”
Deeper Challenge: I’ve heard numerous sermons on this passage, but none have stayed with me quite like the one written and preached (it’s long btw - 50 minutes) by Theologian and Author John Piper. Both are found at this link https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/in-the-beginning-was-the-word.
The second part of our study explores how Jesus could be with God … and also be God? What?!
What is the Trinity?
We’ll be using some “Children’s sermons for grown-ups” to help illustrate/explain!