Jesus, the Light of the World

John 1:1-9

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: John 1:1-9

Luke 1:78-79 says, “Through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; to give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Our world is in a desperately dark condition, but thanks be to God, who sent us His Son, Jesus, the Light of the World.

There are five things to learn about the light of Jesus Christ:

This light is pure.

Jesus was in the world, but He was not of the world. Light can never be defiled, no matter what it passes through. Light can expose the vilest, corrupt darkness, but it’s not touched by it.

Adrian Rogers says, “This is a wonderful picture of Jesus Christ. He exposes sin, but He is never touched by sin. Jesus could touch sinners, but sin never touched Jesus.”

This light is constant.

God is absolutely unchangeable. The only thing that is constant in our universe is light. Likewise, in the spiritual realm, Jesus is the one constant.

Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

This light is victorious.

John 1:5 says, “The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

This light is vital.

Jesus is the one who gives life. Light and life are inextricably interwoven; you cannot have life without light.

When God first initiated life in this universe, He first commanded, “Let there be light.” (Genesis 1:3) If the sunlight were to disappear, our world would become cold and dark and dead. Likewise, when Jesus came into the world, in Him was life, and that life was the light of Man!

If we want to revive our lives, we need the light of Jesus Christ.

Finally, this light is glorious.

It is full of multifaceted splendors. Pure white light consists of a spectrum of colors, the most gorgeous bouquet in the world. If you take away the light, it has no color. Color is not in objects…it’s in light.

Christ is the one who gives glory and joy and victory. He’s the one who makes this world beautiful in His time.

Apply it to your life

Don’t blot out the light of Jesus Christ; rather, let Him shine through you today.