In Him, we glimpse God.
In Him, God fulfills His promises and purposes for humanity.
In Him, the light and life of God are made available to us.
In this series, based on the first three chapters of John’s gospel, we’ll be exploring some of the metaphors used to explain who Jesus is – word, stairway, wine, teacher, temple – and the implications for us as we consider what it means to follow Him. Each sermon in this series will include an opportunity to respond to Him in faith, and the series will conclude with an opportunity for baptism for all who respond in faith and desire to be baptized. If this is you, please let us know here.
Though one figure dominates these three chapters, two figures are introduced: Jesus and John.
Jesus is the light of the world, the One who reveals God and illumines every human heart.
And John? He is the lamp (John 5.33-35) – not the light, not a rival source of illumination, but one who stands in and points to and reflects the light of Jesus.
The presence of John in this narrative reminds us that for us as believers, Jesus is not only the object of our faith, He is also the subject of our witness. This series will provide an opportunity not only for us to commit afresh to Jesus, but also for us to commit afresh to making Him known. “He must increase but I must decrease” (John 3.30).
PS - pick up a bookmark from the Welcome or Receptionist desk as a reminder to pray through and memorize our key verse, John 3:30.
PPS - don't like paper? I invite you to change your phone's lock screen for the duration of this series. Save the photo below or download it here.