A Sermon on John 1:10-12
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, (ESV)
This is God's world; the problem of evil; the permissive will of God; God's plan and purpose revealed; grace and truth by Jesus Christ.