And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. - John 1:14
Thank you for picking up this little book. There are a number of ways you can use it, and our dream is that it will aid you in your walk with God. This project began as a desire to focus on some of the important words that have formed the faith of God’s people for years.
Each of us believes the words of God’s Word are inspired. We do not accept the concept of thought inspiration, but we trust that the very words of Scripture were God-breathed. We also believe that the God who loves people has protected His Word through the ages, and that any person can pick up His Word and learn how to please Him. Because of these convictions, we determined to focus on specific terms in the Bible as we put this together.
Our greatest desire is that your journey through these words will increase your love for the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1-2, 14)
Whether you are using this in a Bible class, personal study, or a congregation-wide effort, we want you to know we are praying for you as you focus on some of the words of Scripture that shape our faith. Thank you for joining us on a journey through the Word.
It has been a joy to work with nearly 100 others: writers, preachers, proofers, editors, and printers to make this a reality. We want say thank you to each one of those individuals. This could not happen without you. We are thankful for Tonja McRady for her proofreading and Wendy Worley for her organization. Their tireless efforts helped make this book a reality.
This project is made possible by the generous contribution of a wonderful Christian woman, the late Ann Craddock. Additional resources came from the Graymere church of Christ, Mt. Juliet church of Christ, and Spring Meadows church of Christ, and we are thankful to all who made this possible.
And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. - Acts 20:32
In His Service,
Chad, Dale, Philip, Andrew, and David