John 1



John 1 introduces key theological concepts such as the pre-existence of Jesus, his divinity, and his role in creation and salvation. The use of symbolic language, such as "the Word" and "light," sets the tone for the profound and spiritual themes that will be explored throughout the Gospel of John.


  1. The Divine Word (John 1:1-5): In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word is the agent of creation, bringing life and light to humanity.
  2. John the Baptist's Testimony (John 1:6-8, 15): John the Baptist bears witness to the light, preparing the way for the true light, who is Jesus Christ.
  3. The Incarnation (John 1:9-14): The true light, Jesus, comes into the world, but the world does not recognize or receive him. Those who believe in him become children of God. The Word becomes flesh, and Jesus dwells among humanity, revealing God's grace and truth.