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Christmas Devotions - Seventeen From the Beginning

The Gospel of John tells us that the "word" is not only the spoken word (the message from God and Jesus' teachings) but also the "Word," Jesus, the actual person of God himself in Christ, He is the living expression of God's presence with his people.

Read John 1:1-18

JUST THE FACTS
1. Who was in the beginning? (v.1)
2. Whom did God send to tell about the "light"? (vv.6-8)
3. What was given through Moses? What came through Christ? (v. 17)

LET'S TALK
1. What is Grace? What are some of the blessings you have received becoause of God's grace? 2. What did the writer John mean by "darkness" and 'light"? (vv. 4-5)


WHY THIS MATTERS
Long before the world began, God planned to send Jesus to live among people on earth. Through Jesus. God has shown us his glory.

POINTS OF INTEREST
1:4-5 Throughout the Bible, "light" is linked with God's majesty, glory and goodness, while "darkness" is linked with Satan and evil. John used these word pictures several times in this Gospel and in his letters