The Eternal One Is Here, Shining Among Us

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Rev. Kit B. Billings
LaPorte New Church Swedenborgian
Leviticus 24:1-3 | John 1:1-18

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” (John 1:1-5)

Over the next several weeks I will work with you in my sermons sections of John 1:1-18, and today I will share with you about these first five verses.  These opening five verses of The Gospel of John are among the most inspiring and spiritually powerful words that have ever been written since human beings first began using written language some 5,000 years ago.  For me, personally, the Apostle John whom I believe wrote these transformational words, pierced through the veil of reality itself between Heaven and Earth when he penned words—and through them he revealed to our world the central truths about Jesus Christ.  In just a few phrases John tells us in a way that speaks to people like you and me throughout the centuries, regardless of which part of the world we come from and regardless of what century we live.

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