Sunday, February 26, 2012

Jesus The Proclaiming Word


John 1:4-13, 18

No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made Him known." (John 1:18)

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Jesus Came To Reveal God To Man. Everything He did was to unfold more of the revelation of God to man. Men needed to see God not just as a Lawgiver, but also as a lover. Not only as a judge, but as a justifier. Not as some stern and hateful being, but as a saving and caring God. Jesus did just this by His life. Jesus came to put God on display before men and He did this in two primary ways:

  • He Came To Proclaim Light (John 1:4-9). He came to a world in spiritual darkness. He opened the curtains of grace revealing the truth of God to men wandering in darkness. He came to illuminate the pathway of men toward God. This light will either cause men to repent of their sins and run to the opened arms of the Lord, or it will cause them to reject the light and continue on their course of darkness. One will lead to salvation; the other will lead to damnation (John 3:36).
  • He Came To Proclaim Life (John 1: 10-13). Jesus came to His people, who had His Word, and were living in His Promised Land. He came to tell them that there was a way to come to the Father and to experience eternal life. But they refused His call to come to Him!

    Now, anyone who will respond positively to the light of God and will come to Jesus and receive Him into their heart and life will experience the new birth and will enter into eternal life.

    This life comes not by our natural birth, not by our own good works or the work of another, but only through the will of God (John 6:36-40).

    There is only one entrance into life and that is through the Son of God. He is the Door (John 10:9) and He is the Way (John 14:6). If anyone will enter into life, they will enter through Jesus!

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