In the Beginning was Jesus, Our Divine Messiah
Scripture: John 1:1–1:3
Key Truth: Jesus eternally expresses the attributes and essence of God as our Divine Messiah.
Where does the Advent story of Jesus actually begin? What does this suggest about what God’s plan for Creation was from the beginning?
“What astonishing majesty and dignity are displayed in these brief but comprehensive words! The other Evangelists commence their histories at the period of our Saviour’s incarnation: but St. John carries us back to eternity itself; and informs us, not only what Christ did and suffered,
but who he was.”
Horae Homileticae, Vol. 13: Luke XVII to John XII
Jesus, the Eternal Expression of God’s Attributes and Creative Will:
“Let us mark that the Saviour in whom the believer is bid to trust is nothing less than the Eternal God, One able to save to the uttermost all that come to the Father by Him. He that was “with God,” and “was God,” is also “Emmanuel, God with us.” Let us thank God that our help is laid on one that is mighty.”
J.C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on the Gospels:
Volume Three: John 1:1-John 10:30
What does it matter to us that Jesus is God? What does it matter to us that Jesus has tangibly and perfectly displayed the attributes and essence of God in the world?
John 1:1-3 teaches us that:
-Jesus eternally expresses the attributes and essence of God as our Divine Messiah
More in Advent 2017: The Gospel of John
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December 24, 2017Behold the Lamb of God, Who Takes Away the Sin of the World
December 17, 2017Jesus Christ, The Word Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us