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 came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
from the Gospel of John, Chapter 1
This passage is sometimes called the Prologue of John because it is the opening words of the Gospel according to the Apostle John. It will the topic of the sermon on Sunday December 30.