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Summary: John 1:6-13

THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT

JOHN 1B

10-7-99

INTRO: Matthew presented Jesus Christ as the King of the Jews, their

promised Messiah. And you will find in Matthews gospel no less that

60 O/T prophecies that find their fulfillment in Jesus.

Mark presents Jesus Christ as the suffering servant of God &

since no one was interested in the pedigree of a servant, Mark’s is the

only gospel without a genealogy.

Luke was a gentile physician so it makes sense that he presents

Jesus Christ as the Son of Man. And we’ve seen how Luke focused on

the humanity of Jesus tracing His roots all the way back to the first man,

Adam.

And as we come now to the gospel of John, John presents Jesus

Christ as the Son of God, diety come in human flesh. And we saw last

time how John begins his gospel with the divine genealogy of Jesus.

1-2 Jesus is the Word, Jesus is God. And we will see over and over in the

gospel of John how Jesus is presented as God come in human flesh. In

fact, we see that in the very next verse.

3 Now Jesus was not created as some suggest, He is the creator. Jesus created

everything. If it was created, it was created by Jesus Christ. In Colossians

we read, For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens

and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or

rulers or authorities - all things have been created by Him and for

Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Col. 1:16-17

Now "All" means all. "Nothing" was made without Jesus. He is the Creator.

Now we’re told back in the book of Genesis "In the beginning, God created

the heavens & the earth..." Yet here we’re told that Jesus created all things.

How can that be....unless Jesus is God. You see, He was not the first created

being, as some cults believe; He Himself created all things.

4 In Him - in Jesus - was and is life. You may be alive, but you don’t have life

without Jesus. You are alive physically, but you don’t have spiritual life

without Jesus. Jesus is the Word Who became flesh to show you life - true

life, eternal life. Someone has well said that doctors may help us live longer,

but they don’t give us a reason to live. Jesus gives us a reason to live.

4-5 Now when John says that "the darkness did not comprehend it," the

word "comprehend" means extinguish. The darkness did not extinguish

the light. Oh, they tried. Perhaps the greatest evidence of this truth is

when they crucified Jesus. As they sought to extuingush the light,

darkness fell upon the land. But for only 3 hours. The light shined

again. The darkness couldn’t comprehend, extuingush it.

You see, the message of Jesus Christ is a light shining in the darkness of

sin and death, a beacon to draw men to God. "Darkness" speaks of the

condition humanity is in apart from Jesus Christ. 2Cor. 4:4 ...the god

of this world, has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they

might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is

the image of God.

Maybe you remember the Simon & Garfunkel song from the 70’s

called "The Sounds of Silence." A verse in that song says..."Hello

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