This week as Andrew Esping continues in the book of John, verses 14-18 of John’s prologue we will continue to focus upon the fullness of time. John’s prerogative here is to draw our attention to the significance surrounding Jesus’s entrance into humanity, His entrance into a fallen realm. Specifically, we will examine how John continues to highlight the humility of John the Baptist and how Jesus continues to serve in His role as the One who makes the Godhead known to mankind. John 1:14-18
In Andrew Esping’s previous sermon on John’s prologue, we considered who Jesus is. Namely, that He is an equal member of the Trinity and is the Person by which God makes Himself known to humanity. He is the “The Word/Divine Communicator.” Now that we have established “who” Jesus is, we will contemplate “what” Jesus does in His role as “The Word/Divine Communicator” that directly impacts us as sinful humans. John 1:6-13
It is an unmitigated redundancy for us to say that the Bible is Christ-centered. After all, the Gospel hinges upon the work of Jesus as our Savior and Practitioner of redemption. However, when reading through the Bible’s different authors whose work God has inspired, we can’t help but notice the Apostle John’s singular focus upon the work and personhood of Christ. This perspective of John’s is perhaps most notable in the beginning of the Gospel that bears his name. Andrew Esping begins to unpack the rich text of John’s prologue as the Apostle labors to tell us about the Man who was not only the Son of God and Savior of humanity, but John’s close and personal friend.