Jesus Christ the Great “I Am”
Let’s Pause and see who Jesus says that He is.
John 3:1-2 – Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.”
For many people it is easy to recognize that Jesus was a good teacher or a good prophet, like Nicodemus did. But, Jesus is not just a good man, Jesus is The GOD Man. The gospel of John shows us the deity of Jesus – that Jesus is equal with God.
In the gospel of John we have the seven “I AM” statements in which Jesus uses to speak of His deity.
We see that God calls Himself “ I AM ” in the Bible.
Exodus 3:14 – “God said to Moses, I AM who I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites, I AM has sent me to you.
Jesus uses the “I AM” title for himself at least eight times in the gospel of John alone.
The bread of life
John 6:35 – Then Jesus declared, I AM the bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry.
John 6:51 I AM the living bread that came down from heaven. If any one eats of this bread, he will live forever.
The light of the world
John 8:12 – When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, I AM the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
John 9:5 – While I AM in the world, I AM the light of the world.
The great I am
John 8:58 – Jesus said onto them, verily, verily, I say unto you, before a Abraham was, I AM.
John 10:7 – Therefore Jesus said again, I tell you the truth, I AM the door for the sheep.
John 10:9 – I AM the door; whoever enters through Me will be saved.
The good shepherd
John 10:11 – I AM the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
John 10:14 – I AM the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.
The resurrection and the life
John 11:25 – Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.
The way, the truth, and the life
John 14:6 – Jesus answered, I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
The true Vine
John 1:51- I AM the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.
John 1:55 – I AM the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and in him, he will bear much fruit, apart from Me you can do nothing.
Jesus took upon himself the title of deity from the Old Testament, revealing that He was God in the flesh.
Remember He is:
The bread of life.
The light of the world. The door.
The good shepherd.
The resurrection and the life.
The true vine.
The way, the truth, and the life.
Jesus Christ is not a way to God the Father. Jesus Christ is the only way to God the Father.
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