Light & Life

John 1:1–4, 9–13

In the beginning was the Word*, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

9The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

*The ‘Word’ is another name for Jesus


What do you think of Jesus? Who do you think he is?


What does John want us to know, right from the start, about WHO Jesus is?


What does Jesus offer to all who believe in him?

Food for thought

What’s surprising about how Jesus is described here?