When the Word Became Flesh
John 1:1 -3, 14The Word BEFORE He Became Flesh
JESUS IS GODOne of the great tenets of our faith is the deity of Jesus Christ- Jesus Christ is God
The Preexistence of Christ Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.There has never been a moment when He was not and there will never be a moment when He is not.
The Person of ChristFirst, take the statement that Jesus was with God. The Word with literally means toward or face to face. The idea is that Jesus and God acted together in all things.Secondly, the statement that Jesus was God declares that they are one.When we talk about the trinity, we are not talking about three Gods; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. No, we are talking about one God manifested in three persons.JESUS IS GREATUnlimited PowerUnquestionable PowerGrace simply means that we did not deserve what God did for us, but He did it anyway.
Declares the message of His Grace
JESUS IS GRACIOUSTitus 2:11, For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.
Demonstrates the measure of His Grace
Jesus, whom God hath appointed heir of all things. (Heb. 1:2) became man.Jesus by whom He created all things, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions or principalities or powers (Col. 1:16) became man.Jesus the image of the invisible God (Col. 1:15) became man.Jesus so much better than the angels (Heb. 1:4) became man. Jesus in whom dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Col. 2:9) became man.Jesus the Son of man without sin and the Son of God with power became man.
Jesus, head of all principalities and power (Col. 2:10) became man. Jesus into whose hands God hath committed all judgment (John 5:22) Jesus, who eternity rested on the bosom of the Father without a mother, and in time rested on the bosom of a mother without a father, became man. Jesus, co-equal, co-essential, co-existent, co-eternal with God, having glory with God before the world was became man.