Jesus - ALL You Need
Summary: We have heard it before - "Jesus is really all you need." However, we may have not really embraced it or believed it. The Apostle John, writing in the prologue of his gospel, notes that it is Jesus who made everything. It is in Jesus that real life exists. It is in Jesus that we have the light to walk wisely and powerfully in this world. Why would I settle for things that fade away when the things that last are present to me in Jesus?
John 1:3-5 [ESV]:
All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. 4In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Jesus: Creator of All Things
- John 1:3 – All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
- Colossians 1:16 – For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created by Him and for Him.
- Psalm 8:3-4 – When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; 4What is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him?
- Colossians 3:10-11 – and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him-- 11a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.
Jesus: In Him Was Life
- John 1:4 – 4In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
- John 14:6 – Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.
Jesus: The Light of Men
- John 1:4-5 - 4In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
- Isaiah 9:2 – The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.
- John 12:46 – I have come as light into the world, that everyone who believes in Me may not remain in darkness.
- John 8:12 - Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life."