Christmas at Home: The Christmas Story According to John
1 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made…
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
“…and the Word was with God…” – John 1:1
Jesus is “at home” with God in the
CLOSEST RELATIONSHIP POSSIBLE!
Word was WITH God… is in the closest relationship with the Father.
John 1:18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
GOD INVITES ME to be “at home” with Him in the closest relationship possible!
John 6:38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
Jesus’ choice: “tempted in every way as we are” in the flesh… The Son of Man… came to seek and to save the lost… baptism (accept his ministry & purpose)… Matthew 26, in the garden (“Not my will, but thine”… “Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” On the cross (“forsaken me?!”)…
I CAN BE “at home” with God in the closest relationship possible!
… tangible to us in our flesh… meet us at our point of need! RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER THROUGH HIM! … LOVE!
FATHER & SON, ONE
John 17:21 & 24 21 “…that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. / 24 Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am…”
WHILE IN THE WORLD (SO THE WORLD WILL KNOW)… AND FOREVER (WHERE I AM)
HUSBANDS LOVE YOUR WIVES… CHRIST AND THE CHURCH!
HUSBAND & WIFE, ONE FLESH
MY CHOICE: I MUST SAY, “NOT MY WILL, BUT THINE”… ACCEPT MY MINISTRY AND PURPOSE… EDIFY THE BODY… JOIN HIM IN HIS EFFORT TO SEEK AND SAVE THE LOST!