The Incarnation: Christ Reveals the Character & Nature of God

Hebrews 1

“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being . . .” —Hebrews 1:1–3a NIV

John 1

“And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth . . . From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.” —John 1:14, 16–18 NRSV

Colossians 1

The Son is the image of the invisible God . . . For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him.” —Colossians 1:15, 19 NIV

2 Corinthians 4:6

“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” —2 Corinthians 4:6 NIV

Being transformed into the likeness of Christ...

2 Corinthians 3:18

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” —2 Corinthians 3:17-18 NIV

1 Corinthians 15:49

“And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man.” —1 Corinthians 15:49 NIV