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Why do we call our fellowship ‘Logos Community Church?’

Our desire is that the word Logos will find a deep seated meaning in your life and that it will become synonymous with a life changing experience.

 

 


You will notice that under our logo, there is a very short purpose statement for Logos Community Church. Our purpose is very simple, namely, ‘To Know God, and to Make Him Known.’ But somebody has done this long before us, and that someone is Jesus Christ the Son of God who was born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. In John 1:1 Jesus is called the ‘Logos’ which is translated ‘Word’. The humanity of Christ becomes abundantly clear in verse 14 where it says: "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

The Greek word ‘Logos’ carries the thought of idea, thought, reason or expression.  Words are what we use to express what we think. Now why would John use this word ‘Logos’ to speak of the Messiah? The word ‘Logos’ communicates something very powerful about the Lord Jesus. When Jesus Christ came to this earth He made God known to us in a way that we otherwise could never have known God.  Jesus was literally the audible expression of God in all He said and did; in other words, He was the continuous visible expression of the invisible God. Think about it. You cannot see God but when you see Jesus you see the visible expression of the invisible God. John 1:18 (NIV) says: "No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known." So Jesus came to this earth to explain God, to reveal God and to make God known.

We can put it in another way. The only begotten God has explained God in the person of Himself in Jesus. This is such a powerful statement. God the Son who is God has made God the Father who is God known. The eternal Son has made the eternal Father known. Jesus said that He came from God, God sent Him and this is what John is claiming.