Wednesday, October 10, 2018

7 I Am Statements in the Book of John

I was asked after my blog post from yesterday for more information about the 7 I AM Statements found in the book of John. (I am teaching the Abound Women's Bible Study on Tuesday mornings at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.) 

Here are the verses. Please take a minute to read through them. I am also here. For questions. For prayer. I am here to share the Joy I find in Christ with you. 



THE 7 “I AM” SAYINGS OF JESUS FROM THE GOSPEL OF JOHN 

There are seven “I AM” sayings. Read these sayings, and you will understand why a personal encounter with Jesus will change your life.

1. Jesus says, “I am the bread of life” (6:35). Spiritually hungry? Jesus is the bread of life. “Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35).

2. Jesus says, “I am the light of the world” (8:12). Spiritually blind, groping around in the dark looking for meaning and enlightenment? Jesus is the light of the world. “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).

3. Jesus says, “I am the door” (10:9). Seeking the door to salvation and to heaven? Jesus is the door. “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture” (John 10:9).

4. Jesus says, “I am the Good Shepherd” (10:11). Wandering? Lost? Jesus is the Good Shepherd. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11).

5. Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life”. Spiritually dead and dying? Fearing death? Jesus is the resurrection and the life. “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26).

6. Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (14:6). Wondering what is the way? Unsure of the truth? Searching for the meaning of life? Jesus is the way, and the truth, and the life. “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

7. Jesus says, “I am the true vine” (15:1). Wanting to live a life of meaning and fruitfulness? Jesus is the true vine. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.” “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15: 1, 5).

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