Yesterday, And An Ouline for the Prologue of John

I’m so grateful for yesterday!  We had terrific services, good attendance, an encouraging baptism, a baby dedication, and several people who joined the church.  Last night’s annual church conference went smooth as silk, and we’re off to a good start in our year-long project of memorizing 100 verses.

I wanted to give the outline for the passage I used yesterday morning on the prologue of John.  This is one of the greatest preambles in all of human literature.  My outline here is not a strict exegetical outline, and I didn’t want to simply repeat what I had said about this passage during last fall’s series of sermons on the Trinity.  So I prepared a devotional outline that covers the passage, emphasizing the “One and Only” nature of Christ referred to in vv. 14 & 18. 

Scripture:  John 1:1-18

Introduction:  The Lord Jesus is the One and Only…

1.  God Who Made Us (vv. 1-3)

2.  Life Who Sustains Us (v. 4a)

3.  Light that Illumines Us (vv. 4-5)

4.  Message that Excites us (vv. 6-9)

5.  Savior who Redeems Us (vv. 10-13)

6.  Friend Who Accompanies Us (v. 14)

7.  Lord Who Surpasses Us (v. 15)

8.  Son Who Blesses Us (vv. 16-18)

Conclusion:  There’s no one like Him!

PS – For a complete written text of the message, click here.