This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday morning, December 16, 2007, and was taken from John 1:14-18.
The problem of darkness is that the more you are around, the more you adjust to it. Darkness began in the garden of Eden. Adam and Eve had everything in the garden. Then the serpent came along, and through his temptation, man perceived a need, an emptiness. And so man fell and plunged the whole human race into the darkness of sin. Man hid from God, and yet God continued to reach out to man. God was not caught unawares. He had a plan even before the fall.
Because mankind today is so advanced, enlightened, so wise, we have a hard time admitting that we are in darkness. Our problem is not ignorance or poverty. The problem is deeper than that. The problem is a sin problem. That great problem was addressed in the Christmas story.
1. God can only be known through self-revelelation.
2. God has perfectly revealed himself in the person of Jesus Christ.
3. God offers life to all who will believe and trust in him.
Turn to the light and live in the light, the light of the Savior, Jesus Christ.