The Light of the World

The Light of the World

John 8:12-20

photo credits: Tom Carr
Call: Responsive Reading from Psalm 27 and John 4:23

Leader:  Let us worship God, our light and our salvation.

People: The Lord is the stronghold of our lives.

Leader:  We desire to live in God’s house
and to seek God in his holy temple.

People: We have come with shouts of joy,
to sing and to make music to the Lord.

Leader:  Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.

People: Teach us your ways and make straight our paths in this hour of worship and always.

Scripture:  John 1:1-5, 9-13 (ESV)

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 was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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, and his own people 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.

Sermon Text: John 8:12-20 (ESV)

12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 

13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.” 14 Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. 15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. 16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me. 17 In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. 18 I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.” 19 They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.


Come Thou Fount
God Is Able
King Of My Heart
Children’s Song: Light of the World
Choir: Lift Thine Eyes
Here I Am To Worship