The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

In the beginning, God made man in His own image. With the coming of Jesus to the earth, He does something even more remarkable. God puts on the image of man.

The Word, existing as God from the beginning, becomes flesh.

The Word suggests the idea of communication. Jesus is God’s living message to humanity. Amazing as it sounds, God becomes a human being to be the living, breathing Message of God.

We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth…No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.

This is why Jesus is the best Teacher for life. He is the One and Only One, who perfectly reveals God.

When we look at the life of Jesus, we are seeing the character of God revealed insofar as it is possible in human form. When we listen to this Teacher, we are listening to the very Word of God for our lives.

Because He is God, becoming a student of Jesus is a privilege greater than any other. To learn from this Teacher is the opportunity of a lifetime.

From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Grace, truth and one blessing after another is what being a student of The Word is all about.


  1. "full of grace and truth".

    It is interesting that these are the words picked to describe Jesus.

    Do these words describe his students?

    More personal... Are these the words that people would use to describe me?

    Challenging thoughts for the church... In most fellowships labels appear to be attached to the congregation as either "liberal" or "conservative". The "liberal" congregations usually get this reputation because they are viewed heavy on the grace and light on the truth. While "conservative" congregations are viewed heavy on the truth and light on the grace.

    Jesus demonstrates for his students this perfect balance of grace and truth. It is as though He was completely filled with both. These "grace and truth" seem to be meant to be together as we consider the character of Jesus. It is as natural to see them together as "peanut butter and jelly".

    It is encouraging to think about the transformation that we will see in His church when we all hunger to be completely filled with "grace and truth" in our walk with the Teacher.

  2. Annonymous, these were very similar to my thoughts. Grace and truth are used to describe Jesus twice in this passage.

    Your question, "Do these words describe his students?" is absolutely on the mark! Thank you.

    We, like the Teacher - need to have a balance of an abundance of both!