22 Jan The World Did Not Recognise Him
The World Did Not Recognise Him
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. <Jn 1:1-2>
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. <Jn 1:10-12>
1. Why did the World not recognize the Son of God (Creator and Savior)?
1) Because the World didn’t recognize its sins
2) Because the World didn’t recognize emptiness
3) Because the World didn’t recognize eternity
2. God knows humanity problem, and HE sent His Son to the World
1) What is the World?
- ⟹ The World is God’s very own glorious creation, yet who rejected Him.
- For God so loved the World that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. <Jn 3:16>
2) Yet, the World rejected the Son and put Him to death
- For Christ suffered for sins once and for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring us to God. <1 Peter 3:18>.
- The true message of Christmas – The Son of God (Jesus Christ) was born to die.
3. Therefore, approach Christmas in a different light today!
1) Let us rejoice! (for the right reason)
2) Let us always be mindful of Christ’s suffering for our sins
3) Let us be clear that Christ who as rose from the dead will come again to judge the living and the dead
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous (whose sins are forgiven) will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
– Matthew 25:34-40