In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:4-5, 9-13 ESV
Questions for reflection
- In what ways does the light shine into the darkness in our own lives?
- What does God promise to all who receive him?
This study guide includes excerpts from the Advent 2016 study of Santa Barbara Community Church