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TBONE61
Dec 9th 2008, 02:31 PM
John 1:1-17 (New King James Version)

1] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2] He was in the beginning with God. 3] All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4] In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5] And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. 6] There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7] This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8] He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9] That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. 10] He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11] He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12] But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13] who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14] And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. 15] John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’” 16] And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17] For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.


The Nature Of Christmas (Christ Deity)

The apostle John's record of the "Christmas story," often neglected, mentions no angels, shepherds, wise men, manger, or even king Herod, for John focuses on the central essence of "Christmas." It is God became flesh. The Immortal became mortal. The Invisible became visible. The Infinite took on finiteness. God became man. To help us get a grip on these truths, read the text again carefully and note all the evidence of His deity, that the One who took on human flesh was indeed God. Think about those truths and realize again how big this miracle of Christmas really was.

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