Anticipating The 1st Christmas - John 1:9-13

December 18, 2021 Pastor: Terry Embke Series: The Life of Jesus Christ

Topic: The First Christmas Passage: John 1:9–1:13

121921 - The Life Of JESUS CHRIST - “Anticipating The 1st Christmas” John 1:9-13. “Anticipation” Is: “to expect something; or, to look forward to something; to be sure of something"


-John 1:45 “Philip found Nathanael and told him, ‘We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law (and so did the prophets): Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth!’”
-John 6:69 “…You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that You are the Holy One of God!”
-Acts 3:18,24 “What God predicted through the mouth of all the prophets—that His Messiah would suffer—He has fulfilled in this way… In addition, all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those after him, have also announced these days.”
-John 1:9-13 “The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him. He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God.”

Sermon In A Sentence: In the same way that people responded to Jesus at His 1st Advent, people continue to respond to Him today.

-Galatians 4:4 “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law”
-Ephesians 1:11 “In Him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will”
-John 1:9-13 “The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him. He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God.”

As The True Light Arrived That 1st Christmas:
-The world did not recognize Him (v.10)
-His own people did not receive Him (v.11)
-All who did receive Him, became God’s children (v.12)
-All who believed in His name were born again (v.13)

Isaiah 9:2 “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; a light has dawned on those living in the land of darkness”