Vance Pitman

“The Who of His Coming”

Hope This Christmas
Dec 13, 2020
John 1:1-3,14

In this message, Pastor Vance continues our December sermon series Hope This Christmas by teaching about how who Jesus Christ truly is and why this reality changes everything!

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Hope This Christmas
“The Who of His Coming”


“[The incarnation] is by far the most amazing miracle of the entire Bible—far more amazing than the resurrection and more amazing even than the creation of the universe. The fact that the infinite, omnipotent, eternal Son of God could become man and join himself to a human nature forever, so that infinite God became one person with finite man, will remain for eternity the most profound miracle and the most profound mystery in all the universe.” —Wayne Grudem, (Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine)


“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.” - John 1:1-3,14

I. Jesus is eternal


“In the beginning was the Word…”


“He is before all things…”—Colossians 1:17a


“Jesus Christ was already in existence when the heavens and the earth were created; thus, He is not a created being, but existed from all eternity. The Word did not then begin to be, but at that point at which all else began to be, He already was. In the beginning, place it where you may, the Word already existed. In other words, the Word is before time, eternal.”—John MacArthur


II. Jesus is the eternal god

“…and the Word was with God and the Word was God.”


“The Word, then, is not an attribute inhering in God, or a power emanating from God, but a person in the presence of God and turned in loving, inseparable communion toward God, and God turned equally toward Him.”—R.C.H Lenski

“He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.”

III. Jesus is the eternal god who created all things


“For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”—Colossians 1:16-17

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…”(v.14)

“The Great God of Heaven” by Henry Ramsden Bramley (1871):

A Babe on the breast of a maiden He lies

Yet sits with His Father on high in the skies.

Before Him the faces of seraphim hide,

While Joseph stands waiting, unscared by His side.

O wonder of wonders, which none can unfold:

The Ancient of Days is an hour or two old.

The Maker of all things is made of the earth;

Man is worshipped by angels, and God comes to birth.


IV.  Jesus is the eternal god who created all things and entered the world he created

A. “The Word became flesh…”


B. “The Word…dwelt among us”

C. “…and we saw His glory”


“Thus, while Jesus was walking among them, the eye and mind of the evangelist and of the other witnesses had rested on the Incarnate Word, until to some extent they had penetrated the mystery; they had seen His glory:  the radiance of His grace and the majesty of His truth manifested in all His works and words, the attributes of deity shining through the veil of His human nature.” —William Hendriksen

V. Jesus is the eternal god who created all things and entered the world he created that we might know him

“Therefore many other things Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.”—John 20:30-31

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