John 1:14-18 – The Word Became Flesh

My sermon notes from Sunday, March 5th as we continue our study through The Gospel of John. Remember, these are my study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  To see the sermon each week please visit


How much does God love?  He loved us enough to send His Son to live, die, and rise again.  Verses 14-18 show us HOW MUCH GOD DOES LOVE US!

His Love Displayed


He sent His Son – v. 14a

The Word became flesh

  • Hebrews 1:1-4 – “In these days he has spoken to us by His Son.”
  • What He came to do:
  • He came to die and provide the ultimate sacrifice.
  • He came to sympathize with us.
  • He came to show us how to live.


And dwelt among us

  • Dwelt – put down a tent, tabernacle.
  • Great OT reference. The tabernacle was the presence of God, but a temporary one.


He revealed His Glory – v. 14b


And we have seen His Glory as the only Son from the Father

  • Hebrews 1:3 – He is the radiance of the glory of God
    • When we see Jesus for who He is….we see God.
    • His love, mercy, truth. wisdom, power, and holiness
  • Only – one of a kind
  • Col. 2:9 – “In Him the fullness of deity dwells bodily.”


Full of Grace and Truth

  • Attributes of God in reference to salvation
  • We believe God’s truth…absolute truth
  • We receive God’s grace…His means of salvation and life


His Love Received


We  acknowledge His Lordship – v.15

  • John the Baptist understood. HERE HE IS.
  • Acknowledged who he was….THIS IS HIM….HE IS THE ONE!!
  • Nothing else is coming or needed!!!!
  • He is Lord.


We embrace His gift of Grace – v. 16-18

From His Fullness we all received grace upon grace = vv. 15 – 16

  • His fullness. All one will ever need is found in Christ. overflowing
  • Grace heaped upon grace
  • Grace in the Old, Grace in the New


Grace and Truth come through Jesus Christ – vv. 17-18

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