Introduction - The fact of His pre-existence in John 1:1-13

Stated by John, in John 1:1 It is supported by other scripture; John 8:58; Exodus 3:14; Micah 5:2

 

  1. Form of His pre-existence

Distinct from God the Father John 1:1 Was truly God John 20:28 Was the Creator John 1:3

 

  1. The incarnate Christ

In a fleshly form John 1:14 Dwelt among us

 

  1. His purpose

To reveal the nature of God John 1:18 To reveal the grace of God John 1:14,16-17 To reveal the truth -Consequences of sin -God's hatred of sin -Consequences if we refuse the substitute Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:9-15

 

  1. Old Testament prophecy concerning Christ

Isaiah 53

v.3 despised and rejected by man -man of sorrows, felt grief -despised

v.4 took on our grief and sorrows. -smitten of God, and afflicted

v.5 was wounded, bruised, received stripes for our iniquity

v.6 God laid upon Him our sin -we have gone out and done our own thing

v.7 was oppressed and afflicted -opened not His mouth

v.8 was cut off for our transgressions

v.9 made grave with the wicked

v.10 pleased God to bruise Him -was made an offering for sin -through His death mans days are prolonged and man shall prosper

v.11 He will justify many because He bore our sin

v.12 He bore our sins and made intercession for us.

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