Last week's verse was the first verse of the Bible:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
This week's verse is the first verse of John's Gospel:
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jesus is referred to as the Word, and was clearly there in the beginning. God's Word also makes it clear that ALL things were created in and through Him...the ultimate point is, Jesus is God, not just a man.