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John 1 ESV
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He/ John was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. 9 The TRUE LIGHT, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive “HIM”, who believed in “HIS” name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) 16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.
141 Million babies are born every year.
385,000 per day.
4.3 per second.
1 Who was this baby?
The Word was in the beginning.
The Word was with God The Father.
The Word was God.
He was the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person
2 What was the importance of this baby?
He was in the beginning.
All things were made through Him.
Without Him, nothing was made that was made.
Colossians 1 ESV
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
Ephesians 1 ESV
19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet
3 What was the purpose of this baby?
“In Him” was Life.
That Life gave Light to men.
The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness is incapable of stopping the Light.
Deuteronomy 28:29 ESV
29 and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind grope in darkness,
2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV
The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 3 ESV
14 But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away.
Isaiah 9;2 ESV
The People who walk in darkness have seen a great light.
John 8 ESV
12 , “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will NOT walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
1 Corinthians 15:20 ESV
For as in Adam all die, so in Chris all will be made alive.
“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Fathers except through Me.”
The word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, as of the only son from the father, full of grace and truth.
The law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the father’s side, he has made him/ God known.
Full of grace…
Full of truth…