The Joshua Victor Theory

The Light Shines in the Darkness

January 10, 2009

A Sermon on John 1:1-18 for the Second Sunday after Christmas.

Sermon Talking Points:

1.What does John’s introduction to the Gospel tell us about “the Word” and who or what it is in relation to God?

2.What does it mean that Jesus is the “Light shining in the darkness”? What’s the darkness?

3.What particular darkness do we find in ourselves? Clouding over our lives?

4.Why couldn’t God come to earth in His unclothed glory and light? How would that affect us? Why?

5.How did God instead choose to reveal His Light? How does Jesus’ Light guide and lead us? In what way does it cleanse us?

6.How does the world and the darkness in it, fail to understand, and also fail to overcome the Light?

7.How did Jesus in turn overcome the darkness?

The Light Shines in the Darkness

January 27, 2014

Sermon on Isaiah 9:1-4 & Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25, for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany. A sermon about where Jesus began His ministry, and where we are called to shine the light into the darkness.