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Full of grace and truth

John 1:14, Andrew Love, December 25, 2017

Sermon Notes:


  • Reading v14-18
  • Concentrating on "The Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us"
  • The testimony of the apostles - they saw Jesus Christ
  • The transfiguration:
    • Something of His deity shone forth from His very being
    • This was the God man
  • He is the only begotten of the Father
    • The apostles beheld His glory
  • Christianity is about the vertical and the horizontal
    • The vertical: the God man
    • The horizontal: our relationships with one another
  • Overview:
    • The miracle of His incarnation
    • The person of His incarnation
    • Those who benefited from His incarnation

The Miracle of His Incarnation

  • Incarnation:
    • God became man
    • The blessed Eternal God, one who has no beginning or end, one who is infinite
    • He who took on human nature
    • A miracle that the eternal one should frame Himself in humanity
    • He limited Himself to time and space
  • A virgin birth
    • A sinless body
  • 2 Cor 8:9
    • He would know human frailty and go to the cross
    • He made Himself of no reputation
  • Jesus was an agent of Creation
    • Yet the Creator becomes like one of His creation
    • He dwelt, He tabernacled amongst us
  • This is an awesome miracle
    • If you do not accept the virgin birth then you reject Christianity
  • He came to reveal the Father
  • He came to identify with us in all our weakness
  • He came to redeem our fallen humanity
    • He came to raise our bodies
    • All those who believe in Him will be resurrected

The Person of the Incarnation

  • God has a one and only Son
    • They are equal
    • He is full of grace and truth
  • Grace:
    • The Ten Commandments condemn us
    • The law came through Moses
    • Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ
    • All of your sins may be forgiven
    • Isaiah 1:18
    • 1 John 1:9
  • The Grace of Life
    • He gives life to your dead soul
    • John 1:4
    • He is the way, the truth and the life
    • He is the Resurrection and the Life
  • He will keep you in this grace until the end
    • He understands every human experience
    • As a Christian you can come confidently to the throne of grace
  • Truth:
    • He is full of truth
    • In Him there is no deceit
    • He is the way, the truth and the life
    • What is truth?
    • Only Jesus Christ is true/truth

Those who benefited from His incarnation

  • John 1:16
    • We cannot gain our salvation through doing good works
      • (Only through Jesus Christ)
    • Jesus Christ is our elder brother
  • May you be a beneficiary of His incarnation this Christmas

About Andrew Love: Pastor at Tabor Church

Sermon Passage:

John 1:14

14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (KJV)

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