In our first lesson from John’s gospel we noticed John’s prologue as he introduces Jesus. Jesus is the Word. He is the eternal God who reveals the message and character of God. Jesus is the creator of all things and nothing was created without him. Further, in Jesus is life. If we are not in Jesus, we are dead. We are dead in our sins, separated from God, and have nothing. In Jesus is life. Also, Jesus is light. Jesus brings light to the eyes so that we can see the way to God. Through Jesus we have light in the darkness of this world to know the way to the Father. John introduces his gospel with these great themes. John sets about telling us about a man named John.
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