This Christmas, we have listened carefully to John as he unfolds the great mystery of the incarnation. We say the eternity, person hood, and deity of the Word of God from John 1:1-3. Last week, we began looking at v 14 and the incarnation and dwelling of the Word. Now this morning, as I continue to expound this verse, I want you to see another facet of your Lord Jesus Christ.
As a distillation of monumental Christian teaching, John 1:14 is almost as important as John 1:1. In this Christmas season, it is good for us to consider the nature of the preexistent Christ, as we did last week. Today we will go further, however. John 1:14 shows three additional truths about the Word.
At the end of ch. 24, Moses ascended into the cloud of glory at the summit of Sinai. The first thing that Moses records the Lord speaking to him is that the people should take an offering: “Speak to the people of Israel, that they take for me a contribution.” This message is on Israel’s offering. This offering is significant theologically and practically.