Advent devotional for 14 December 2020 – John 1v14 – The Word became flesh

John 1:14 “The Word became flesh.” So far, John has told us about the eternal Word who is with God and is God, who is the true light in the darkness, who overcomes the darkness and who gives new life to all who receive Him. Now John is showing us how He does that. Salvation is … More Advent devotional for 14 December 2020 – John 1v14 – The Word became flesh

Advent devotional for 12 December 2020 – John 1v12-13 – children of God

John 1:12-13 In first part of verse 12 (which we looked at yesterday), John encourages his readers to receive Jesus, that is, to believe in His name. To receive Jesus is to take Him at His word, to trust Him as Saviour and to turn from the darkness of this world, and the darkness in your … More Advent devotional for 12 December 2020 – John 1v12-13 – children of God

Advent Devotional for 11 December 2020 – John 1v12 – Those who receive Him

John 1:12 Jesus came to this dark world. He is the light that shines in the darkness. He came to a world that would reject Him, but not everyone rejects. Today’s verse says: “But those who did receive Him…” The way out of darkness is to receive Him. “…to those who believed…” We receive Him … More Advent Devotional for 11 December 2020 – John 1v12 – Those who receive Him

Advent devotional for 10 December 2020 – John 1:10-11 – His own did not receive Him

John 1:10-11 These verses prove the mess that the world in. Even though Jesus is the creator of all things, He came to the world, and the world didn’t know Him – they didn’t understand Him, they didn’t believe Him, they didn’t worship Him. Verse 11 reinforces this: “He came to his own, and his … More Advent devotional for 10 December 2020 – John 1:10-11 – His own did not receive Him

Advent devotional for 9 December 2020 – John 1:9 – The true light

John 1:9 “The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.” A long time ago, boats that tried to find a harbour could easily get lost. At night the sailors would look for the light of the harbour to try and find a safe place. But there were people called “wreckers,” … More Advent devotional for 9 December 2020 – John 1:9 – The true light

Advent devotional for 7 December 2020 – John 1v5 – The light shines in the darkness

John 1:5 When a room is dark, you turn on the light and the darkness is gone. The darkness cannot chase away the light, it is simply gone, overcome by the light. At the same time, anything in the room that hates the light will hide away, like when you turn over a rock and … More Advent devotional for 7 December 2020 – John 1v5 – The light shines in the darkness

Advent devotional for 5 December 2020 – John 1v4 – in Him was life

John 1:4 The beginning of John’s gospel is showing us who Jesus is so that we can be absolutely confident in Him and believe in His name and be saved – “…that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name” … More Advent devotional for 5 December 2020 – John 1v4 – in Him was life

Advent devotional for 4 December 2020 – John 1v3 – All things were made through Him

John 1:3 “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.” All things were made through Him (the Word, Jesus). Like the previous verse, today’s verse seems to repeat itself: All things were made through Him; nothing was made unless it was made by Him. Again, John … More Advent devotional for 4 December 2020 – John 1v3 – All things were made through Him

Advent devotional for 3 December 2020 – John 1v2 – Eternal love

John 1:2 At the start of his gospel, John wants us to be clear, and we need to get hold of both verses 1 and 2 to make sure that we believe right. “The Word was God” (v1). So, Jesus is fully 100% God. And yet, He is not the same person as God the Father. … More Advent devotional for 3 December 2020 – John 1v2 – Eternal love

Advent Devotional for 2 December 2020 – John 1v1 part 2 – The Word was God

John 1:1 “The word was God.” John 1:1 is written to point us back to Genesis 1:1. “In the beginning God…” “In the beginning was the Word.” John wants us to think of the two together but, so we definitely don’t miss it, he says clearly “The Word was God.” Jesus is not created, Jesus … More Advent Devotional for 2 December 2020 – John 1v1 part 2 – The Word was God