Message Description: Christmas is all about celebrating that God has come for us – Jesus is Emmanuel “God with us”. But as described in John 1:11 it says that He came to his own, but his own did not receive Him. In this 2 part series we will see God’s desire for us to see Him for who He is, and what could be stopping so many from seeing Jesus as – the son of God, the savior, and creator. We need the true light to help us see, what we can’t see on our own.
John 1:1-13 – 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 was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him,who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.