The themes we have come to know for Christmas preaching are certainly present in how John begins his gospel. To this meaning of the word, which is a common one in the best Greek writers, the evangelist might allude, to point out Christ's associating his disciples with himself; living, conversing, eating, and drinking with them: so that, while they had the fullest proof of his Divinity by the miracles which he wrought, they had the clearest evidence of his humanity, by his tabernacling among, eating, drinking, and conversing with them. Few are well spoken of by all; and sometimes it is ill to be so. 14 And the Word . John used this Greek concept to communicate the fact that Jesus, the Second Person of the Trinity, is the self-expression of God to the world. took up His abode, among us, The manifestation of the Logos defined as Incarnation, flesh. Moses asked to see the visible glory of God, and He proclaimed His name verbally. John 14:23. John 1:14 equates the Word with Jesus for the first time in the gospel. THE PROLOGUE TO THE GOSPEL OF JOHN The Gospel of John weds theology to poetry. Read: Galatians 6:1-5. Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. In today's column I'll examine the first section, saving the … 1. 1 John 2:6. (John 1:14) And the Word was made 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. Concerning the various acceptations of the verb. — Ed. 1 John 2:8; 1 John 3:11. Although it can in some contexts simply mean “to see,” it often has a much deeper meaning, which it does in John 1:14. Our Evangelist, like a consecrated priest, alone opens up to us the view into this sanctuary. 1 In the beginning was () the Word, and () the Word was with God, and () the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt. Jesus was going to rise … This passage is packed with meaning and metaphor, and perhaps can best be understood less as doctrine and more as poetic testimony to the light, life, and living Word of God. God in the flesh. που αγγελων επιλαμβανεται, αλλα σπερματος Αβρααμ επιλαμβανεται. Philip proposes a difficulty, and Christ shows that he and the Father are one; that he is Mediator between God and man; and that whatsoever is asked in his name shall be obtained, John 14:8-14. A name in the gospel, or a good report in the churches, is better than worldly honour. But there is a sadness in this too because, as John reminds us, “He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. This is the last use of the word “Word” in John’s gospel. He promises them the Holy Spirit as the Comforter and Spirit of truth, John 14:1… —The reality of the moral power and change wrought in those that believed recalls and is itself evidence of the reality of that in which they believed. It signifies to erect such a building as was used on festival occasions, when a man invited and enjoyed the company of his friends. The idea that the Word became human seemed incompatible to both groups. While John 1:1-14 is the appointed Gospel lesson for Christmas Day (Proper III), I prefer to preach on the first 18 verses. John 13:34. Jesus is saying, "If you want to see the mind and nature of God, if you want to see His attitudes, look at Me." Wesley's John 1:14 Bible Commentary 1:14 Flesh sometimes signifies corrupt nature; sometimes the body; sometimes, as here, the whole man. (25-27) The departing Jesus leaves the gifts of the Holy Spirit and His peace. Jesus began by washing the disciples' 1 John. COMMENTARY John 1:14-18. Man came to be a son of God, because the Son of God became man. The Great Intercessory Prayer (John 17:1-26) - "Jesus' Great Intercessory Prayer," also known as, "Jesus' High Priestly Prayer,' is seen by many as Jesus' farewell speech. In the Old Testament, the word of God brought the universe into existence (Psalm 33:6) and saved the needy (Psalm 107:20). We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14 … • He has said so far during dinner (chapter 13) that He is going away, He is going to die, one of the twelve is a traitor, Peter will Jesus changes water so that it becomes wine 2:1-12. v1 The next day, there was a wedding in Cana … We beheld his glory - We his apostles, particularly Peter, James, and John, 9:32 .Grace and truth - We are all by nature liars and children of wrath, to whom both grace and truth are unknown. John took every opportunity that offered to lead people to Christ. 1:14-18, Word and Believers. The disciples were aware of Jesus' conflict with Jewish authorities and the danger that it presented. 1 The Prologue to John’s Gospel is John’s birth story of Jesus. Divinity and humanity indivisible and incomprehensible, but full of truth. This is the end and object of John's testimony, that Jesus was the promised Messiah. De Haan. God reveals Himself and declares His glory to us through the life, works, and words of Jesus of Nazareth as He opens our minds by His Holy Spirit. (Read John 14:18-24) Christ promises that he would continue his care of his disciples. The claims of verses 14-18 were a shock to both Jews and Gentiles. The Word Became Flesh. 7. What are some reasons why their hearts are troubled? "In the beginning was Jesus openly stated both His equality with the Father (John 14:1, 14:3, 14:7, 14:9). To build a booth, tent, or temporary hut, for present shelter or convenience; and does not properly signify a lasting habitation or dwelling place; and is therefore fitly applied to the human nature of Christ, which, like the tabernacle of old, was to be here only for a temporary residence for the eternal Divinity. i. page 15. Verses 1-3: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Thomas questions him concerning the way to the Father, and is answered, John 14:5-7. 18 18 For the meaning of the name John, derived from the Hebrew Jehohannan, the reader may consult our Author’s Commentary on the Harmony of the Three Evangelists, vol. God "con carne" as my Latin American brothers might say! 2 He was with God in the beginning() 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made() 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. When he had convicted and discarded Judas, he set himself to comfort the rest, who were full of sorrow upon what he had said of leaving them, and a great many good words … John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 1:1-18 EXEGESIS: JOHN 1:1-18. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made." The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus (John 18:1-14) - Jesus could have stopped the process at any moment because He was not so much the victim as the orchestrator of events. I will not leave you orphans, or fatherless, for though I leave you, yet I leave you this comfort, I will come to you. —Galatians 6:1. 1 John 2:5. “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. We now come to that portion of the evangelical history which we may with propriety call its Holy of Holies. Christ comforts his disciples, on the event of his removal from them, by the consideration of his going to prepare a place for them in heaven, John 14:1-4. John 14:1-14 Troubled Hearts Jesus knows that the disciples’ hearts are troubled. 2 He was in the beginning with God. John 15:4. He came for a testimony. John 1:14 summarizes the entire book of John and as such is the focal point of this Gospel! 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. on StudyLight.org StudyLıght .org . Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. John 1:14. He saw and bare record that he is the Son of God. John 14:1-31. Happy those whose spirit and conduct commend them before God and men. He taketh not hold of angels, but he taketh hold of the seed of Abraham; The glory as of the only begotten of the Father; the great event by which the visible manifestation, nature and manner of that manifestation itself, i.e, ὢν μὲν τὸ πρῶτον πνεῦμα ἐγένετο σάρξ, καὶ ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν, and tabernacled, i.e. 1 John 1:1. Dave and his wife Sue were asked about the delicate art of constructive criticism. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Explanation and Commentary of John 1:14. The apostle John described the stepping out, "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. (John 14:3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4 In him was life, [] and () the life was the light of men. Commentary on John 1:14-18. To confirm his testimony concerning Christ, John declares the appearance at his baptism, in which God himself bore witness to him. 1:13,14 Here is the character of Demetrius. The *Gospel of John. Discourse at the table, after supper. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome [] it Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 14:1-14 EXEGESIS: JOHN 13-17. This is exactly what Christians contend for. John’s prologue is, in many ways, a hymn to the Word, the Word that created in the beginning, created again in Jesus, and still creates when anyone receives Jesus in faith. John 1:14 Kind Criticism By Dennis J. Chapter 14 This chapter is a continuation of Christ’s discourse with his disciples after supper. C. As Jesus departs, He gives the gift of the Holy Spirit and His peace. It is poetic prose—prose with the soul of poetry—prose that, like poetry, packs layers of meaning in a word or phrase. θινὸς, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, John Lightfoot's Commentary on the Gospels, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Frédéric Louis Godet - Commentary on Selected Books, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, J. C. Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary by J.C.Philpot on select texts of the Bible, Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. Hendriksen (New Testament Commentary; Baker Academic) writes: “It refers, indeed, to physical sight; yet, it always includes a plus, the plus of calm scrutiny, contemplation, or even wonderment. 1:6-8, The testimony of John [the Baptist] 1:9-13, Word and World. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of … John 1:14 - And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John taught that Jesus was the Word; therefore, the Word was God. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John Baptist, before that he was born of Elizabeth, had no existence: but the Word, before that His mother Mary—before that Abraham—before that the world at all was brought into being: and in His own time the Word, assumed a human nature, in such a way, however, that there were not two Messiahs, but one; not two sons of God, but one, inasmuch as this was properly the very point intended to be indicated in this verse: for the fact of, of which if destitute we could not have endured. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. THE FAREWELL DISCOURSE In chapter 13, Jesus gathered the disciples together in the Upper Room for the Passover meal. John 1:1, John 1:4, John 1:14. John 1:14 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 1:14, NIV: "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." 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