The True Light of Christmas
December 20, 2015 Series: The Light of Christmas
Scripture: John 1:6–1:18
I. The Revelation of the True Light (6-8)
A. The witness - John, the Baptizer
B. The purpose - Belief
II. The Rejection of the True Light (9-11)
A. The world did not know Him.
B. The world did not want Him.
III. The Reception of the True Light (12-13)
A. Acceptance comes by new birth (Nicodemas)
B. Acceptance brings new relationship (adopted as God's child)
IV. The True Light's Revelation (14-18)
A. The Incarnate God
B. The Infinite Grace
C. The Incomparable Truth (John 10:24-30)
Mary had the little lamb*...by Marv and Marbeth Rosenthal
Mary had the little Lamb, who lived before His birth;
Self-existent Son of God, from Heaven He came to Earth.
Mary had the little Lamb; see Him in yonder stall —
Virgin-born Son of God, to save man from the Fall.
Mary had the little Lamb, obedient Son of God;
Everywhere the Father led, His feet were sure to trod.
Mary had the little Lamb, crucified on the tree
The rejected Son of God, He died to set men free.
Mary had the little Lamb—men placed Him in the grave,
Thinking they were done with Him; to death He was no slave!
Mary had the little Lamb, ascended now is He;
All work on Earth is ended, our Advocate to be.
Mary had the little Lame—mystery to behold!
From the Lamb of Calvary, a Lion will unfold.
When the Day Star comes again, of this be very sure:
It won’t be Lamb-like silence, but with the Lion’s roar.
> Be imitators of God (Ephesians 5:1)
> Love God and obey Him (1 John 4:13-5:3)
> Shine as lights (Philippians 2:15)
*Copies of this poem may be used without written permission from the authors.