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Seeing God

Text: John 1:14-18 (NIV)

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only,d who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’” 16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only,e f who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.


I.        Introduction

II.      The Word Became Flesh in the World:  The Incarnation of the Word

A.      He Entered Into His creation

B.      He Dwelt with His Creatures

C.      He Revealed His Character

III.   The Word Was Declared through Testimony: The Witness to the Word

A.      Witnessing to His Preferred Status

B.      Witnessing to His Providential Grace

C.      Witnessing to His Preeminent ministry

IV.    The Word Becomes Known in Experience: The Knowledge of the Word

A.      Knowledge Made Available Distinctively

B.      Knowledge made available through Christ

C.      Knowledge made available to us

V.      Conclusion:


d Or the Only Begotten

e Or the Only Begotten

f Some manuscripts but the only (or only begotten) Son

[1] The Holy Bible : New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984.

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