Jesus Makes God Visible (John 1:1-14)Stephen Walton, Monday, December 25, 2017
Part of the Advent & Christmas series, preached at a Feast day service
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John 1:1-14, NLT
Prologue: Christ, the Eternal Word
1In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2He existed in the beginning with God.
3God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him.
4The Word gave life to everything that was created,*1:3-4 Or and nothing that was created was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything.
and his life brought light to everyone.
5The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can never extinguish it.*1:5 Or and the darkness has not understood it.
6God sent a man, John the Baptist,*1:6 Greek a man named John.
10He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him.
14So the Word became human*1:14a Greek became flesh. and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.*1:14b Or grace and truth; also in 1:17. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.