Vance Pitman

The Word Became Flesh

Hope This Christmas 2021
Dec 12, 2021
John 1:1-3,14

In this message, Pastor Vance teaches from John chapter 1 all about how God became a man and dwelt among us. What does that really mean and why is it so significant? That’s what we explore in this message! We also celebrated the Lord’s Supper as a church this weekend!

Sermon Notes

The Word Became Flesh…


Christmas Lord’s Supper (2021)


John 1:1-3,14


 


“The beginningless, omnipotent Creator of the universe took on a human nature without the loss of His deity, so that Jesus, the son of Joseph of Nazareth, was both fully divine and fully human… the incarnation is THE universe-sundering, history-altering, life-transforming, paradigm-shattering event of history.” – Tim Keller, Hidden Christmas, p. 48


 


“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 were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:1-3,14


 



  1. JESUS IS ETERNAL


 


“In the beginning was the Word…” – John 1:1a


 


“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” - Genesis 1:1


 


“And He Himself existed before all things…” - Colossians 1:17a (Amplified Bible)


 


“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, The MacArthur NT Commentary, p.16


 


“And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.” - John 17:5


 


“even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world…” - Ephesians 1:4a


 



  1. JESUS IS THE ETERNAL GOD


 


“… and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1b


 


“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 were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.” – John 1:2-3


 


III. JESUS IS THE ETERNAL GOD WHO CREATED ALL THINGS


 


“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And 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…” – John 1:14a


 



  1. JESUS IS THE ETERNAL GOD WHO CREATED ALL THINGS AND ENTERED THE WORLD HE CREATED


 


“The Word became flesh…”


 


“The Word… dwelt among us”


 


“The incarnation did not happen merely to let us know that God exists. It happened to bring Him near, so He can be with us and we with Him.” – Tim Keller, Hidden Christmas, p.55


 


“… we have seen His glory”


 



  1. JESUS IS THE ETERNAL GOD WHO CREATED ALL THINGS AND ENTERED THE WORLD HE CREATED THAT WE MIGHT KNOW HIM


 


“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” – John 14:6


 


“For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” – 1 Corinthians 11:23-26


 


“Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” – 1 Corinthians 11:28

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