In the beginning was the Word

John 1:1-5, 9-14

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through Him,
and without Him nothing came to be.
What came to be through Him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.

The true light, which enlightens everyone,
was coming into the world.
He was in the world,
and the world came to be through Him,
but the world did not know Him.
He came to what was His own,
but His own people did not accept Him.
But to those who did accept Him
He gave power to become children of God,
to those who believe in His name,
who were born not by natural generation
nor by human choice
nor by a man’s decision but of God.
And the Word became flesh
and made His dwelling among us,
and we saw His glory,
the glory as of the Father’s only Son,
full of grace and truth.

To all the readers and faithful commenters of Fellowship of the Minds:

~Eowyn, DCG, TrailDust, Dave and joandarc

33 responses to “In the beginning was the Word

  1. Excellent post! Merry Christmas to all of you!

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  2. Merry Christmas -this is the true spirit of Christmas we have been hoping for, I see happy faces, smiles, hugs, greetings, it is renewal. Rejoice, THE LITTLE BOY KING IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD! Amén

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  3. Hadenoughalready

    I find it fascinating that these “outbursts” bring even the most ardent of agnostics and atheists to attention.
    Thank you, Doc! And a very Merry Christmas to All~!
    There is, after all, MUCH to celebrate…

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  4. Merry Christmas to everybody! This season has been a little more Christ-like & appreciative than I can remember in years past, even though there’s still far too much materialism to deal with.

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  5. awesome!
    Merry Christmas to you Dr. Eowyn, and DCG, and traildustfotm, and Dave, and joandarc, and everyone of my fellow brothers and sisters here on FOTM!
    To God be the glory!

    I love flash mobs that spread the Word 🙂

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  6. When the Magi were following the star through their trek in the desert, I can just imagine what was going through their minds. Then when they actually got their and laid their eyes upon the child, can you put yourself in their sandals, and try to feel what they felt? Just imagine, God put aside His Shekinah glory, took on the mortal vessel, and walked the earth, willingly, suffering what pain we do, because of Adam, simply due to love. Even those of us who are parents have a hard time wrapping our heads around that. On this day which must be magical, let us never forget Who it is that we are remembering.

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  7. Thank you, FOTM, for your presentation of the Living Word, written, spoken, and sung. Satan wants no sign of the above, he seeks from us silence and the Word to be unseen . Equal to me in enjoyment of the flash mob was the joy of the audience; Isaiah 65 tells us to come back to God and call on Him, He is waiting. The winter of this year is beginning, but our recognition and demonstrated love of Christ is a sign of spiritual spring. We are shaking off the cold blanket given us by antichrist through previous administrations.

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  8. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:

    Joy to the world, there is much reason for it.

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  9. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

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  10. These verses in John 1 are some of my favorites, I read them over and over.

    My family and I went to a Christmas Eve service at a large Anglican Church last night. It was the BEST Christmas service I’ve ever been to. I was born and raised Southern Baptist, and the Christmas services I’ve attended were short and understated. This one was almost two hours long, full of praise, music, Scripture, message, and even the Lord’s Supper. We were all very pleasantly surprised!

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  11. Dr Eowyn . . . What a lovely scriptural feast on this Christmas Day.

    I was not able to attend church today, as I have been down with a severe cold and sinus infection, so I really enjoyed this special word coming to me, without even leaving the house. I’ve actually just been staying in bed, except for the time I spend in checking in on my FOTM family.

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    • So sorry to learn you are ill, dear Auntie Lulu. Sinus infection is not to be trifled with. I hope you have seen a doctor. If you’re not on antibiotics, please keep close watch on the infection and insist on antibiotics if it gets worse.


    • Auntie,
      “(how to use a neti pot) as a sinus infection remedy neti pot sinus infection

      also, you can buy a neti pot at a grocery store….drink plenty of water…will help to naturally flush sinuses

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      • MomOfIV. . . thank you for the information. I am definitely going to get one and utilize this method. God Bless you for taking the time to research this during this most busy time of year.

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      • Hadenoughalready

        My father used some freshly peeled and shaved horseradish root, (not the jarred garbage), on his boiled eggs, sometimes twice a day, to clear his.
        Not only is it good tasting, it works and no need for OTC drugs whose side-effects are typically unknown.

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        • Hadenoughalready,
          I love that God’s creation heals.
          thank you for the info on horseradish root…I had no idea of it’s healing antibiotic and digestive properties. It’s handy to keep around.
          I found organic horseradish root extract online and a tincture/extract recipe online from to make my own extract version at home and use with steam inhalation of peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils, and garlic, cayenne pepper, ginger, etc.; and also use a couple or so drops in a sinus flush when needed.

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  12. Merry Christmas to everyone at FOTM, and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year. 2017 has been a long and arduous uphill slog for me (and for many of us), but things are beginning to move towards improvement.
    We (especially I) must always remember that Jesus Christ is always in control of all things at all times. I am very fearful that the New Year will see an escalation of tensions with North Korea; hopefully, Trump will handle this successfully. But at least we have a new tax law, and this is a stunning success.
    Let Us Pray for peace, for President Trump’s safety, for an economic rebound and for the Defeat of Satan and his wishes for our extinction. Let us also pray for a true and good Pope, and for the Defeat of Freemasonry.

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  13. Jesus Christ — Son of God, Savior.
    My reason for living.
    My Sine qua non.
    My Raison d’être, my Hope for tomorrow and Eternity.

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  14. In the beginning was the Word, and because there is no end we shall but continue our journey in a new life. Happy New Year 2018.


  15. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    “In the beginning was the word”


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  16. Wise Men Still Seek Him. Blessed seeking to all.

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  17. Amen-Amein!! 💜💕

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