He’s Absolutely Perfect

He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.  And we have seen His glory…full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 The better we get to know someone, the more their true self becomes apparent.  Just ask newlyweds who are discovering that the honeymoon is over because their two carnal natures are colliding.  What transpires beyond this point reveals the extent […]

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Passion And Planning

They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.  Joh 1:13 Babies are born, more often than not, from moments of human passion and planning.  Reasons for having children may or may not be sound, yet new lives exist as a result of human decisions.  Millions of […]

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So Simple But So Very Hard

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.  John 1:12 It really is pretty simple.  Believe Jesus claims, then personalize the truth of who He is, and you have the right to become a child of God.  Believing His claims is not enough.  Making them your own proves acceptance.   […]

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When What I Want Is Right In Front Of Me

He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him.  John 1:10 The Treasure that Israel had been waiting for was born in the middle of the night.   He was the Savior of the mother who delivered Him, the Teacher of the man God chose to be the father in […]

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The Illuminator

The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. John 1:9 The Hebrew word for light means ‘to illuminate.’   Jesus is the Illuminator.  At creation, when there was darkness and chaos, the Word said, ‘Let there be light.’ He shed some light on the world and brought order our of disorder. […]

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Knowing What I Am Not

John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light.  John 1:8 John the Baptist never confused who he was with who Jesus was.  He told the Pharisees, “I am not the Christ.”  When others perceived the spiritual power behind His ministry, they wondered if he might be Elijah.  He was clear, even then, […]

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Shaped In The Desert To Be Peculiar

God sent a man, John the Baptist, to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony.  John 1:6 God sent so many of his servants to a literal desert to set them apart from society, to test their faith, to shape them, to heighten their listening skills, and ultimately, to prepare […]

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Singing Through Our Tears

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.  John 1:5 Our enemy knows that God is Light.  He was once an archangel in heaven and saw the brilliance of the glory of the Godhead.  For much of eternity, he trembled and led the angels in worship.  Was God’s light so bright that he often […]

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The Many Facets Of Life In Christ

The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.   John 1:4 Jesus gave life to everything that lives, right down to the microscopic level.  Nothing existed until He fashioned it into existence.  But there are so many other ways He offers it.  Life is granted on so many levels with implications too wonderful […]

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Co-Creators ~ Minus The Conflict

God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.  John 1:3 [NLT] God and Jesus. Co-creators.  Not Creator and Created-One.  Both God.  Both infinite.   Co-artists and designers of the heavens and the earth. These two parts of the trinity worked together in tandem. There was never a glitch in their relationship.  In their glorious perfection, they did their […]

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