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Series: Behold the Lamb
Ernest L. Easley
We find ourselves again this morning in John chapter 14 under the theme: Behold the Lamb! John begins his gospel by pointing to the Incarnation of the person of Jesus Christ! John 1.14, ''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.''
Jesus was God in the flesh! That's what the word ''incarnation'' refers too. It means ''in flesh.'' That is what Paul was talking about in Philippians 2.6-7, ''who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men.''
Thank God for in the incarnation of the person of Jesus Christ. But not only does John point to the incarnation of the person of Jesus... he points to the demonstrations of the power of Jesus.
John 20.30-31, ''And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.''
The Holy Spirit led John to record seven signs or miracles of Jesus so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God! And why did John want us to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. So that believing... we may have life in His name!
And as we have revisited these seven signs... we have seen people come to Christ and be saved nearly every Sunday!
So John points us to the Incarnation of the person of Jesus and the Demonstrations of the power of Jesus. And then beginning in chapter 13... John points us to the Affirmation of the presence of Jesus.
With the public ministry of Jesus behind Him and the cross looming before Him... He washes their feet giving them a lesson of forgiveness. And then beginning in ...
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