John testified to him and cried out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘The one who is coming after me ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.'”
… more emphasis on John’s subordinate place and Jesus’ pre-existance.
From his fullness we have all received, grace in place of grace, because while the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
… to me this says that the news Jesus brings replaces that given by Moses … grace and truth trump the law – I like that idea. I think this is partly why I tend to discount Old Tesyament info when it’s not seconded in the gospels, though that may be my mistake.
No one has ever seen God. The only Son, God, who is at the Father’s side, has revealed him.
… if you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus 🙂