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God Himself came and made His home with the likes of us. It’s hard to imagine, but in Christ that is just what happened.

BibleGateway: John 1:1-18

ESV Text: John 1:1-18

KJV Text:

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     1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

     5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 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.

     15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 98:
Of the Father’s Love Begotten

— Organ Audio

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1. Of the Father’s love begotten 
Ere the worlds began to be, 
He is Alpha and Omega, 
He the Source, the Ending He, 
Of the things that are, that have been, 
And that future years shall see 
Evermore and evermore. 

2. Oh, that birth forever blessed 
When the Virgin, full of grace, 
By the Holy Ghost conceiving, 
Bare the Savior of our race, 
And the Babe, the world’s Redeemer, 
First revealed His sacred face 
Evermore and evermore. 

3. O ye heights of heaven, adore Him; 
Angel hosts, His praises sing; 
Powers, dominions, bow before Him 
And extol our God and King. 
Let no tongue on earth be silent, 
Every voice in concert ring 
Evermore and evermore. 

4. This is He whom Heav’n-taught singers 
Sang of old with one accord; 
Whom the Scriptures of the prophets 
Promised in their faithful word. 
Now He shines, the Long-expected; 
Let creation praise its Lord 
Evermore and evermore. 

5. Christ, to Thee, with God the Father, 
And, O Holy Ghost, to Thee 
Hymn and chant and high thanksgiving 
And unending praises be, 
Honor, glory, and dominion, 
And eternal victory 
Evermore and evermore.