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John 1:1-18

John 1:1-18


Series: Christmas 2018
Sermon: Jesus, Bringer of God’s Grace
Bible Passage: John 1:1-18

I. According to John 1:1-14, Jesus before the Incarnation:

1. Existed before time (v. 1) —Eternal
2. Was/is in close reciprocal communion with God (v. 1)
3. Was the instrument and agent in creation (v. 2)
4. Is the source of life—“Life” Itself (vv. 4)

II. A brief discussion on the verb “dwell” or “tabernacle” of verse 14

1. The writer makes a direct allusion to Exodus 40:34-38 and Ezekiel 37:27
2. Logos, Jesus, fulfilled the promise of Ezekiel 37:27-28 at His incarnation (John 1:14)
3. God dwelling among His people is a future reality foreseen by the Seer

III. Significance of the Incarnation of the Word, who is Jesus

1. Jesus became man to be a guide of humanity by being “God’s presence”
2. Jesus became man to dispel darkness (verse 5)
3. Jesus is the grace and truth (v. 14 &17)
4. Jesus brings “grace upon grace” (verse 16)
5. Jesus becomes the visible presence of the Father (v. 14 & 18)
6. Jesus the channel by which one becomes a child of God (vv.12-13)

Take Away

Enjoy God’s grace through Jesus

Speaker: William J. Subash

Born and raised in south India, William J. Subash became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1983 at the age of nineteen. After a brief career in a tea and coffee plantation, Subash decided to spend rest of his life to preach about Jesus and his life-transforming message of God, which is popularly known as “the Gospel.” Subash teaches New Testament Studies at two institutions: SAIACS in India and Liberty University Online, VA, USA. Currently, Subash serves as the chief point person for GROW Gospel Initiatives and the Lead Pastor of the Crossroad Church, Bangalore. Write to him at