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John 1:1-18

The Power of the Word

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John 1:1-18
The Power of the Word

By Lois Parker Edstrom


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Why are words important? Yes, they help us talk to one another. That is called communication.

Let’s talk about the many ways we let someone know what we thinking or feeling.

You can sometimes tell what someone is thinking or feeling by the expression on their face or the way they walk, sit, or stand. We wave to greet a friend to greet them or put up a hand when we want someone to stop. This is called body language. (Demonstrate)

We also communicate to others by painting a picture, playing music, or dancing. These activities allow us to express our sadness, joy, or many other feelings.

The most common way to share your thoughts and feelings with another person is to use words. We do this when we talk, write a letter, send an email, or write a story or a poem.

Words are powerful. Think about how the words “I love you” make you feel.

The Bible we read that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (1:1). This verse tells us that Jesus was known by another name – the Word!

It is exciting to think of Jesus as being described as the Word. He came to communicate with all the people of the world. He came to tell us about God’s love. He is the Word and he speaks with words that are powerful and loving – God loves you!

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Copyright 2011, Richard Niell Donovan