Jesus enlightens us and makes us His own. We do not enlighten ourselves. Left to ourselves we would reject Him.

Jesus enlightens us and makes us His own. We do not enlighten ourselves. Left to ourselves we would reject Him.

BibleGateway: John 1:6-13

ESV Text: John 1:6-13

John 1:6–13 (Listen)

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.

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own,1 and his own people2 did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

Footnotes

[1] 1:11 Greek to his own things; that is, to his own domain, or to his own people

[2] 1:11 People is implied in Greek

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KJV Text: John 1:6-13

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6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 76 :
A Great and Mighty Wonder

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1. A great and mighty wonder.
A full and holy cure:
The Virgin bears the Infant
With virgin honor pure!
Repeat the hymn again:
“To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!”

2. The Word becomes incarnate
And yet remains on high,
And cherubim sing anthems
To shepherds from the sky.
Repeat the hymn again:
“To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!”

3. While thus they sing your Monarch,
Those bright angelic bands,
Rejoice, ye vales and mountains,
Ye oceans, clap your hands.
Repeat the hymn again:
“To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!”

4. Since all He comes to ransom.
By all be He adored,
The Infant born in Bethl’em,
The Savior and the Lord.
Repeat the hymn again:
“To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!”

5. And idol forms shall perish,
And error shall decay,
And Christ shall wield His scepter,
Our Lord and God for aye.
Repeat the hymn again:
“To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!”


Hymn: LSB 383 :
A Great and Mighty Wonder

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1. A great and mighty wonder,
A full and holy cure:
The virgin bears the infant
With virgin honor pure!
Refrain:
Proclaim the Savior’s birth:
“To God on high be glory
And peace to all the earth!”

2. The Word becomes incarnate
And yet remains on high,
And cherubim sing anthems
To shepherds from the sky. [Refrain]

3. While thus they sing your Monarch,
Those bright angelic bands,
Rejoice, O vales and mountains,
And oceans, clap your hands. [Refrain]

4. Since all He comes to ransom,
By all be He adored,
The infant born in Bethl’em,
The Savior and the Lord. [Refrain]

5. All idols then shall perish
And Satan’s lying cease,
And Christ shall raise His scepter,
Decreeing endless peace. [Refrain]


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