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“The True Light” (John 1:1-18)
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“The True Light”

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. (vs6-9)

The Lord Jesus is the Creator, the One who made the world, the equal with God, and He is the One who gives life to every human. We read, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” He is the image of God, the reflection of the Invisible if held to a mirror. He is EXACTLY who God is, and in the gospel, He has come to us as the Word, the Great Revealer, and it is by knowing Him that we have eternal life (John 17:3; Heb 1:1-3). He gives you a conscience, so that you know right from wrong (Rom 2:14-15). We read, “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” But, since conscience is not enough to save you, He sends preachers, like John the Baptist, and they come declaring His glory. He is the unique, all powerful Son of God, and He dwelt with man so that we can know salvation and God’s glory in it. He is the One that we’re to honor, because if we have the Son, then we have the Father also. John writes elsewhere, “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who dines the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also” (1 John 2:22-23). Hear Him and heed Him. He is the reason we exist.

Secondly, the glory of Christ is His uniqueness (John 1:10-14). We read, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the gory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth”. He is God’s ONLY Begotten Son, so that there is none other. He gave His all when He gave the Lord Jesus Christ to us, and He alone reveals God, the Savior of the world. Christ is NOT one of many ways to heaven or one example of how we should live. He is it. He is the only way, truth, and life, and there is no salvation apart from Him because He is the ONLY ONE who died to take away sins, whose sacrifice the God of heaven accepts (John 14:6). We love Buddhists and Muslims, but their gods cannot save. For thousands of years, man’s religion has been wrong, and only the Lord Jesus will stand in the end. He is not “a” way to live, or “an” option. He is most precious to God, and us, because He is the ONLY Savior, the only example, and the only way there is.

Finally, the Son came to reveal the Father, so receive Him (John 1:15-18). We read, “And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” He came into the world and was rejected, for “He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him” (vs10). He came to the Jews, and they led a murderous mob against Him . We read, “He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him” (vs11). Now, He comes to us in the gospel, and those who are born of God - not of their own will power or goodness, but by His power, grace, and electing love - receive the truth, bow to Him as Lord and Savior, and they receive the promises. We read, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (vs13).

He hasn’t come for lip-service or rejection. He’s come to be RECEIVED, taken as God’s Son, and established before us as the most glorious Object of our affection. He is the meaning of life, the way that we understand all things, and He is the One that we are to worship. Many receive Him not, but let us confess Him to be who He is – the Only Begotten Son, the Savior, the Creator, God Himself, the purpose for all existence, the ruler of the world.

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Heshimu Colar, Pastor of The Gospel Church, faithfully proclaims the saving message of Jesus Christ, continually exalting Him in God's word as the Savior of...

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