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The Only True Light Rejected by His Own
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The sixth in a series of 7 sermons

Series
Theme: Common questions we ask when we meet strangers are 'What's your name' and 'Where did you come from?". In this series we explore the identity of Jesus and explore the validity of His claim:  "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (The Bible: The Gospel of John chapter 14 verse 6,)


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Readings reproduced below:
 The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

 

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MP3 audio recording:   https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69876158/WCF%20Sermon%20Recordings/Introducing%20Jesus/Introducing%20Jesus%20%286%29%20The%20Only%20True%20Light%20Rejected%20by%20His%20Own.mp3

HD video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3WCuLH6XRvA

 

Lamentations 3:19–33

19I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.

20I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.

21Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:

22Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

23They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

24I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

25The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;

26it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

27It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.

28Let him sit alone in silence, for the Lord has laid it on him.

29Let him bury his face in the dust— there may yet be hope.

30Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace.

31For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.

32Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.

33For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.

 

 

 

John 1:1–18

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2He was with God in the beginning.

3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

4In him was life, and that life was the light of men.

5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

6There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.

7He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.

8He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

9The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

10He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.

11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

12Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—

13children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

15John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ ”

16From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.

17For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

18No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.