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Jesus: Full of Grace and Truth

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The Apostle John in the opening of his gospel tells the Christmas story without Joseph or Mary, without the baby, without the stable, without the manger, without the shepherds, without the wise men, without the star, without the angels, without all the familiar components of the Christmas story.

John gives us the real story of what was happening. It’s a theological look at Christmas rather than the historical facts that we find in Matthew and Luke’s account. And the key verse is found in an economy of words and profound simplicity that boggles our minds: “The Word became flesh” (John 1:14). That phrase says it all! When you unpack that, there is an infinity in those four words: “The Word became flesh.” That is the theology of Christmas. 

But John adds this insight: “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.” 

This Sunday I want us to focus on those two words – Grace and Truth - and explore their significance at Christmas.

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