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John 1:6-9 Intro The First John

Wake up! He’s almost here!

John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved”, introduces us to the first John in Jesus’ earthly life. This man was on a mission straight from God. We know him as John the Baptist, the Forerunner for Jesus. Our John weaves John the Baptist’s story into his introduction of Jesus. I want to pause as we go through Jesus’ amazing introduction to honor the man God honored.

We met John the Baptist in all three of the previous gospels we have studied. Some more in depth than others. Our John shares John the Baptist’s story as well. Our John makes sure we do not confuse John the Baptist with Jesus the Messiah.

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light” (verses 6-8).

Our John’s story and purpose is nearly identical to John the Baptist’s here. I believe our John would disagree with me though. I think he would see himself as less worthy of this sort of mention. The next verse though distinguishes the two. Read more »