The Abridged Gospel

Jonah’s message was a short eight words in English, “Yet forty days and Ninevah will be overthrown.”  Wouldn’t it be nice to carry a short message from God?  Most of us can remember eight (8) words (“Hey diddle, diddle the cat and the fiddle.”) In his recording of the life of Jesus as the Christ John gives us an eight word message of good news: John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” There you have it: the eight word Gospel! For a fuller understanding consider the context of John 1:14 by a quick look at John 1:1-14;17

  1. Christ was in the Beginning: John 1:1-4
  2. Christ is the Light of the World: John 1:5-11.
  3. Christ Brought Salvation: John 1:12-14; 17.

Eight words, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”

  • We can remember that.
  • We can herald that!
  • We can LIVE that!
– Scott

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