Advent Call to Worship: John 1

Here’s a call to worship for the Advent season based on part of John 1 and 2 Cor. 4:6 (CEB).

Call to Worship: Based on John 1:4-5, 11-14, 18; 2 Cor. 4:6

In Jesus Christ, God’s Word to the world, is life.  The life is the light for all people.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light.

The light came to his own people, and his own people didn’t welcome him. But those who did welcome him, those who believed in his name, he authorized to become God’s children.

The Word became flesh and made his home among us. We have seen his glory, glory like that of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

No one has ever seen God. God the only Son, who is at the Father’s side, has made God known. 

God has shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.


The light and peace of Jesus Christ be with us.  Heavenly Father, we thank you for speaking your Word to us in the person of Jesus Christ and for showing your will to us in the work of Jesus Christ.  Truly, we know you best in him.  Shine your life-giving light on your people today in this hour of worship, so that the darkness that closes in around us and the darkness that rises from within us will be expelled, through Jesus Christ, the Word become flesh.  Amen.