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The Word Became Flesh John 1:14-18 Sermon notes

April 19, 2020, 9:03 AM

Jesus Christ had to be ______________ God and _______________  man in order to save Humanity.


 “Incarnation” = the concept that in the person of Jesus _________________ put on human flesh and truly became man. 



John 1:14 - 18


"Jesus has a complete divine nature and a complete human nature. The two Natures are distinct, not mixed or turned into one another; but neither are they separated or divided in their functions." -John Frame 


A true view of Jesus as Divine and human is an essential mark of ___________________ 1 John 4:2-3


The _________________ of the incarnation, the witnesses to the incarnation, and the __________________ of the incarnation. 


The nature of the Incarnation (V 14)

 The invisible _______________ visible: Colossians  1: 15


The Creator entered his creation: ________________ 


God has revealed himself in creation: Romans 1:18-21


God revealed Himself in the Old Testament:  John 5:45-47 

 The most Supreme and clear revelation of God, however, is in Christ Jesus: 

Hebrews 1: 1-2


Acts 15:11; 2 Timothy 1:9 


The witnesses to the Incarnation (V 15-16) 


John 20:31; Matthew 3:3. Colossians  2:9


John saw that he was a herald for the coming of ________________.


 John saw that Jesus was _______________ than he was.


 John saw that Christ existed before him. 


John knew Christ was the creator. 


John __________________ that Christ was the Messiah who was to come.



The impact of the Incarnation (V 17-18)


_____________________ triumphs over the law. Romans 7:7 


The ___________________ saves no one. Acts 13: 38-39


The law merely convicts sinners of their inability to keep the law perfectly.  Galatians 3: 24


In Christ God was made ________________. Colossians 1:15 


Discussion questions to review and talk through with your family or small group.


  1. Why is it so important to John to spend so much time talking about the incarnation (God entering human flesh in Jesus)?

  2. When you look at John the Baptist and how he describes himself in relation to Christ, how does it compare to how you see yourself in relation to Christ?

  3. John the apostle never mentions his name in his gospel when speaking of himself. He calls himself “the one Jesus loved.” Do you think of yourself in this way? What can you do to better actualize that truth in your day-to-day life?

  4. Have you truly celebrated the reality that your ultimate identity must be in Christ Jesus? How can you confess your failure to see yourself this way in a more meaningful manner this week?

  5. In today’s message, Pastor Dave noted, “Your ultimate identity is not even in your sin.” Have there been times when you have felt like your failure was too great for God to see past? What can you do this week to remind yourself that your identity is not is any sin, but it is in Christ Jesus?

  6. As you discuss this with your family or small group today, what are some areas that each of you can better pray for each other about? 

  7. Was there anything in the sermon that particularly spoke to you? What was it? How did God use his word to speak to you? 

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