This text reminds readers of the glories of the gospel. The Word become flesh is the Christian’s joy and motivation for godly living. This text reminds Christians of three gospel truths that foster love and service to Christ the Lord.
For the Christian, the holiday season is truly celebrated when we understand the doctrine of the incarnation of God the Son. This is a key doctrine that Christians have always believed. Today, we look at one passage that informs our understanding of the incarnation and will therefore help us celebrate Christmas in a God-honoring way.
This passage teaches readers that eternal life is rooted in a biblical understanding of the person of Jesus Christ. In this passage, we learn that Christ alone can offer eternal life for three reasons. Christ offers eternal life because of who He is, what He’s done, and what He offers.