Here is the complete text of the sample study from God’s Word for your reference, so you can see how the pieces fit together.
Longing for Christ
John 1:1–5, 14–18
God’s Word is alive. We experience the power of the living Word when we read Scripture and are moved to follow its teachings or when we study the Bible with others and discover new truths about faith. And when we are able to encourage others through the promises of Scripture, or—perhaps most importantly—when the eyes of seekers are opened to see the meaning of the biblical account of Christ’s death and resurrection, we experience the living Word.
When and how has Scripture come to life for you?
Spend some time thanking God for what he has taught you from Scripture thus far.
John 1 describes how the Word (God’s message to the people of planet earth) was revealed to us in Christ. Read John 1:1–5, 14–18.
Ask God to be with you as you continue to study his Word and to impress his truth on your heart.
Read these verses in a couple different Bible versions, especially a paraphrase like The Message or the New Living Translation. Note the words or images that stand out. How is your understanding of this passage deepened or expanded?