Last week we saw the apostle John establishing that Jesus is "the Word" - our God, our Creator and our Redeemer (1:1-5). Once John helped his readers to recognize that Jesus is the Word of God (the life and the light), he began sharing the basis and benefits of receiving Him (1:6-13). First, he entreats them to accept the witness of John the Baptist, who was sent from God as an accurate testimony of the light. Then, he explains that Jesus is the true light, the One who enlightens every man, although many reject Him. Finally, he points out that those who do receive
Accurately teaching God's Word verse by verse for the purpose of equipping believers, Jack G. Ebner has served as pastor-teacher at Cascade Bible Church since 1990. Jack and his wife, Bev, have six children and two grandchildren.