John

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John 1:5-10 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (6) There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. (7) The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. (8) He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. (9) That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. (10) He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

This passage continues the introduction of Jesus. Now, we are seeing Jesus described as The Light. Jesus is the Light of the World. He is not light in the sense of lighting our day. He is the light in the sense of lighting our walk toward God. We see an example of our relationship to The Light, or Jesus, in the relationship of the moon to the sun. The moon reflects the light of the sun. As Christians, we should reflect the light of Jesus. We are also introduced to John. Just as sometimes we know many people who have the same name, there are some different people in the Bible who have the same name. We are studying the book of John, but in this passage, we are studying different man named John. This is John the Baptist. John the Baptist was sent by God to tell the world around him of the coming of Jesus.

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John 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2) The same was in the beginning with God. (3) All things were made by 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.

John takes us back to the beginning of the world and introduces us to The Word. John tells us and important truth: that The Word was both with God and the Word was God. So, from the beginning of this book, we see that The Word and God are the same. This relationship is very important. It shows us that The Word (Jesus) and God are one in the same. This is the foundation of a very important doctrine, the doctrine of the Trinity. As you study the Bible and learn more about God, you will also learn more about the Trinity It is also very important to see that the world was made by God. Without God, there would be nothing. We would not be here. The trees and animals would not be here. The oceans and mountains would not be here. Nothing would exist. Everything is here because God made it.