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10-2-16 The Word Became Flesh- John 1: 14-18

The Word Became Flesh

John 1:14-18

John began the gospel with the amazing assertion that the Word (Jesus) was with God in the beginning and is God. He continues to describe the uniqueness of Jesus and also lays out the basics of the good news that through faith in Jesus we receive the right to become children of God. Now John continues to reveal an extraordinary view of Jesus.

The Paradox of Jesus’ Nature

“And the Word became flesh”

His choice

Fully God and fully human


The Amazement of Jesus’ Presence

“and dwelt among us”

Dwelt – tent/tabernacle – presence of God

In the midst of people who reject him

Fully identify with us

Fully participate in our lives


The Beauty of Jesus’ Glory

“and we have seen his glory”

Only Son of the Father

Full of grace

Full of truth

From his fullness comes overflow

We received grace upon grace


The Wonder of Jesus’ Revelation

“he (Jesus) has made him (the Father) known”

To see Jesus is to see the Father (John 14:6-11)

Limited view through Moses (Exodus 33:12-23)

Full view from the Father’s side (bosom)

The only God = Jesus – makes known the Father

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