December 8, 2013
By John Ulrich, Senior Pastor
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. 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.” (John 1:1-5)
God is morally pure – nothing dark, unholy, sinful.
God gives life – The light that will bring life.
Jesus is the light of the world – just like the Father.
What the Father is to Israel, Jesus is to His people.
All this above becomes personal because this light is near us, on earth. Emmanuel, God with us.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus, living in us to help guide us. The Holy Spirit changes the way that we experience life. He gives us life right now! We have begun our eternal life already here on earth. The Spirit does not give us a path, but life itself!