The Word Became Flesh

John brings our attention to the amazing fact that the Word of God came into the world and took upon human nature and dwelt among us. Since the creation of men and women in his image, God has always desired to dwell among his people, but sin has often marred this. In the person of Jesus, God tabernacled among us. In Jesus, the fullness of God was pleased to dwell. But horrifically, when God did this, many people would have nothing to do with him! John wants us to be hit by two truths- that Eternal God came into the world and when He did, the dark world failed to receive him. But to all who did receive him, He gave the right to become children of God.

CG questions:

  1. What does it mean that Jesus is the true light coming into the world?
  2. What does it mean to ‘receive him (Jesus)?
  3. How do we become children of God?
  4. What do we receive as a child of God that we would not have received if we rejected him?
  5. Describe God’s desired relationship with his people. How has He drawn near to us in the Old Testament, in the New Testament and at the consummation of all things?
  6. How did John and the other disciples see his glory?
  7. What do we receive from/in Jesus that is better than the law that came through Moses?
  8. How does Jesus make God known to us?