The 12 Days of Jesus, Day 1: Conqueror of Darkness

Conquer is a word descriptive of but rarely used to define Jesus. It means “to defeat an enemy, or take control or possession of a foreign land.” In this sense, Jesus comes as the light to conquer a world filled with darkness.
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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] He was with God in the beginning. [3] Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. [4] In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. [5] The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:1-5 NIV

Word definition:

Conquer is a word descriptive of but rarely used to define Jesus.

It means “to defeat an enemy, or take control or possession of a foreign land.” In this sense, Jesus comes as the light to conquer a world filled with darkness. Everything he does, every person he heals, and everyone he rescues from the darkness of a soul without God is him conquering the darkness.

Deep reflection:

  • Read all of John chapter 1
  • Read John 3:16-21 then write down a Biblical definition of darkness
  • Read John 12:37-46 and list 3-5 ways Jesus can set us free from the darkness

Jesus redefined:

Redefining Jesus means tossing out our erroneous views and replacing them with accurate ones.

  • What view of Jesus do you have, which could and should be replaced by the Jesus who conquers the darkness?
  • How could changing your view of Jesus to “conqueror of darkness” help you in your own efforts to defeat darkness?
  • What would happen if you started each day determined to be a “conqueror of darkness?”

*Definitions in “The 12 Days of Jesus” studies are based on the Cambridge Dictionary

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