Jesus Christ, The Word Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us
Scripture: John 1:14–1:18
Key Truth: Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh to dwell among us to reveal the grace and glory of God for our redemption.
Do you perceive God as near or far? What most influences your perception?
“In treating on divine subjects, the mind should be impressed with holy awe: whenever we approach them, we should apply to ourselves the injunction given to Moses, and “pull off our shoes as standing upon holy ground.” But of all subjects, that of the incarnation of our blessed Lord should be contemplated with the profoundest reverence. It has heights and depths, which even the heavenly intelligences themselves are unable to explore.”
Horae Homileticae, Volume 13: Luke XVII to John XII
Jesus Christ, The Word Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us to Redeem Us:
“Making God known is the particular business of Jesus: making the coming God of Old Testament promise the present God, showing us up close and personal (in the flesh!) the character and ways of the Creator. In Jesus of Nazareth, God is brought near; made close, personal, available to his people. In the incarnation God enters a young girl’s womb and comes into our world to begin the long and blood-covered path to restore and regenerate, to reclaim again all creation, and to fulfill the covenant promise: I will be your God, and you will be my people.”
Michael D. Williams,
Far as the Curse is Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption
What have you learned about God through the person and work of Christ? What are some ways in which you have experienced the presence and grace of God through the person and work of Christ?
John 1:14-18 teaches us that Jesus is:
- the Word made flesh to dwell among us to reveal the grace and glory of God for our redemption
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