In the Prologue, verses 1-18, there are four references of our Lord:
1. The Word—v. 1.
2. The Life—v. 4.
3. The Light—v. 7.
4. The Son—v. 18.
To the above titles can be added:
5. The Lamb—v. 29.
6. The Messiah—v. 41.
7. The King—v. 49.
8. The Son of Man—v. 51.
Matthew—The Promised One is here. See His credentials. King.
Mark—This is how He worked. See His power. Servant.
Luke—This is what He was like. See His actions. Man.
John—This is who He really was. See his Godhead. God.
He is a person distinct from God the Father, yet one with Him. The Word was with God. The Father and the Word, though separate, are mysteriously one. Their glory is equal, their majesty is coeternal, yet their Godhood ONE.
Jesus Christ is very God. The Word was God. He is nothing less than perfect God.
Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things. By Him were all things made. He is not a creature of God, he is God Himself.
The Lord Jesus is the source of all spiritual life and light. In Him was life, and the life was the light of man.
Four times “Was” is mentioned in the first five verses.
v. 3—All things were made by Him.
Colossians 1:16—By Him were all things created.
Hebrews 1:10—Thou Lord in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth.