J.C. Ryle on the Incarnation

A reflection on our Lord’s incarnation from one of Anglicanism‘s great preacher, J.C. Ryle.

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From prior years, here is a meditation on the Incarnation by Bishop Ryle:

Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory–the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.

The passage of Scripture now before us is very short, if we measure it by words. But it is very long, if we measure it by the nature of its contents. The substance of it is so immensely important that we shall do well to give it separate and distinct consideration. This single verse contains more than enough matter for a whole exposition.

The main truth which this verse teaches is the reality of our Lord Jesus Christ’s incarnation, or being made man. John tells us that “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.”

The plain meaning of these words is, that our…

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