Please turn in your Bible to John 1 and follow along as I read: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.In him was life, and that life was the light of men.Darkness by its very nature refuses to come into the light because darkness and light are mutually exclusive. Those in darkness cannot readily understand the Lord who is life and light. Wood ignited, flames erupted, and light filled the cavern. Every book in the Old Testament testifies to this one great truth: He’s coming.In John 1:6-8 we read about the role of John the Baptist. One day God would send His Messiah to deliver His people Israel.Since a word is an audible or visible expression of a thought, Jesus perfectly revealed what was going on in the mind of God. I am trying my best to covey to you today the thoughts that are on my mind, and the only medium I can use are my words. In Revelation 1:8, Jesus declares that He is the “Alpha and Omega,” which is like saying He is the A through the Z, the beginning and the end. Only the shepherds and the wise men, the poor and the foreigners, welcomed him to earth.He is God’s alphabet, the one who spells out deity for us. Not much has changed today as we see the birth of Jesus slipping from our cultural discourse.As the light, Jesus shines into the darkness, and those who have not yet received Him are still in the dark and cannot understand Him. Our eyes was blind, we couldn’t see, we didn’t know who you was.” Have you been ignoring Jesus this year? While some are apathetic and ignore the Christ of Christmas, others reject Him outright.
He urged people to repent and his primary responsibility was to be a witness to the light. He was stacking something, then stooping and stacking more. While some people seem to be sincere seekers of Christ, the Bible says that most of us are looking to be rid of Him. It involves more than just intellectual assent or an emotional response.
During this Christmas season, why don’t you receive the gre When the Infinite Became an Infant I thought it would be a good idea for us to take a “Christmas Quiz” this morning to see how well we know the facts about the first Christmas. When Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem, how did they get there? The correct choice is “D.” According to Luke , they were: “…praising God and saying…” There’s no mention of them singing anything. John’s report goes behind creation to show that the baby in the feeding trough was the Creator of the world.
My goal this morning is to help answer the question to the song we just heard, “What Child Is This?
The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.