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                              He has made Him known                John 1:14-18

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

  • Jesus came to live among us
  • He “moved into the neighborhood”

John the Baptist bore witness about Him

  • John the Baptist had a large following
  • Apostle John wants to verify his witness

and cried out, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because He was before me.'”

  • Normally, the elder would have more respect, but John the Baptist is making clear that Jesus deserves the honor
  • Jesus was before John, He was and is eternal

For from fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

  • “grace upon grace” – or “blessing upon blessing” grace from Mosaic law,  and now grace from the new covenant
  • Narrative is similar to Exodus

Exodus:     33-34             

  1. The revelation of God’s word, the Torah
  2. God dwelt among His people in the tabernacle (33:10)
  3. Moses beheld God’s glory (33:12-23)
  4. The glory was full of grace and truth (34:6)
  5. The law was given through Moses (34:1-28)
  6. No one could see all of God’s glory (33:20)
John 1:14-18
       1. The revelation of God’s word, Jesus
       2. The Word “made His dwelling” (Literally “tabernacled” among people (1:14)
       3. The disciples beheld God’s glory (1:14)
       4. The glory was full of grace and truth (1:14)
       5. The law was given through Moses (1:17)
       6. No one could see all of God’s glory (1:18a), but it is fully revealed in Jesus (1:18b)
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
      *Contrast and compare.
      * Grace and truth existed in Moses’ day but are now fully revealed in the coming             of  Christ
No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, He has made Him known.
      *Christ reveals God
      * Jesus brings together the visible and the invisible
      *He has made Him known.  

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Jesus said that “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

This is the Gospel message. It is important to understand exactly what we must do in order to have eternal life.

If after watching this short video you have any questions or need help placing faith in Jesus, please reach out to us. We’d be glad to help.

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Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. Jeremiah 29:12


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