The Word Was God – Gospel of John Chapter 1-10
It didn't take long for the first few chapters of John's Gospel to reveal John recorded a series of detailed stories showing how Jesus reached out to individuals and groups of people. John's unique way of recording details showed how Jesus prepared for each meeting and how He developed a personal connection with the people He was able to reach. In chapter 3, Jesus used one method to reach Nicodemus, the religious teacher. In the next chapter, Jesus used an entirely different method to talk to the unnamed woman at a well in Samaria. The amazing thing about those two stories is, it took Nicodemus, the expert on religious law three years to catch on. The woman at the well took a few minutes to understand. She immediately went out and of all places, led thousands in Samaria to Jesus. Some times Jesus was successful, other times people walked away. As voluntary soldiers in Christ's army, we owe it to Him to study details John went to great lengths to record.
About Dennis Herman (Sheboygan, Wisconsin Author)
What is it you want to know about the author? I guess that should be, what do you want to know about me? That may be one of the first things I'd like to mention. I have seen God's sense of humor. Did you ever watch that one movie about Jesus that showed how He loved to play with children? Jesus laughed in that movie a number of times. I think everyone should know Jesus well enough to see His humorous side. Once you see that, you can say, “I've met the living God.” It took a major loss in my life to see Jesus' personality and all the ways He had been reaching out. So my books center on how Jesus reached out to people in all those stories in scripture. That is a unique writing style that is rare in any generation. And I thank God, He has been patient enough with me to wait until I was ready to listen. That is where I'd like to see people get with their relationship with God.