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Witnessing About What Advent Means To Me" (2)

Lighting Up the Holidays with The Christ Child  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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It ALL began with The Word

John 1:1–2 NIV84
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
Genesis 1:1–3 NIV84
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
It ALL began with God’s word”Let there be light” Emptiness, darkness and chaos were gone.

From the Word to light and from light to Life

John 1:3–5 NIV84
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
When we bring Jesus into the world around us, darkness has no place to hide and light becomes the focus.
Psalm 36:6–9 (NIV84)
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O Lord, you preserve both man and beast. How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.

When we see The Light, the Word becomes a part of us and gives us words to testify about

John 1:6–9 (NIV84)
There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
Matthew 21:32 NIV84
For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.

Having The WORD requires believing in the WORD

John 1:10–13 NIV84
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
To receive The WORD is a risk but receiving is believing and believing brings NEW LIFE. That NEW LIFE will give you the right path rather the the labyrinth the world gives.
Mark 1:2–3 (NIV84)
It is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way”— “a voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’’
Put flesh to the WORD and let others here what Advent Means to You
The world has lost the concept of Christmas.
John 1:14 NIV84
The 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.
What does Advent Mean to You. How can you share God’w word with others that reflect your personal walk through the adventure Christ has taken you?
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