Vintage Message: John 1:1-13

Vintage message from May 6, 2001.

Jesus…is more than just a Man Who came to do good things on this earth, but Jesus came to be, and in fact was, the Word of God. He was the statement that God wanted to make to you and to me. Have you ever thought of Jesus as being the statement that God made to you? When you look at the life that Jesus lived, when you look at how He suffered, when you look at how He died, when you think of the miracles He did in between, how He touched men’s lives, and then even leaving us His Spirit when He went to prepare a place for us, do you see that as being the statement that God has made to you and I?…

When you study God’s Word, the totality of what we have in writing, we find that that statement that God wants to make is…that He is a God of love and wants us, you and I, to enter in to that love relationship. And yet, we don’t. We stand in rebellion against Him, unlike every other part of creation that understands that they were made…

[Do] you know why most of us never see change in our life? You know why most of us never grow to see the sin issues of our life dealt with? It’s because we’re afraid. We’re afraid of the dark, and we’re afraid to deal with the dark. And here Jesus comes along, and He’s exposing that darkness… But instead of embracing the Light, what do we do? We run and hide in fear. Fear of what change means. Fear of what change will do to us…

Do you realize you do not need to live in darkness any longer? Do you know you don’t have to fear the darkness any longer? You don’t have to stumble through life, and you don’t have to worry, and you don’t have to fret any longer. The One Who created you, the One Who was your beginning, the One Who created all things, and by Whom all things were made, has now come to be in you and, for you, a Light to help you, and to draw you into a relationship that keeps you from stumbling…

Do you want the One Who is the Overcomer of this world, the Overcomer of our fears, the Overcomer of those things that would distract us? Receive Him in! Walk with Him. Let Him use you. And even when life gets hard, He will be there, in you and for you.

Pastor Dave Elkins