Contributed on Jun 24, 2018
Speaking to the multitude who received the bread and fish multiplied in the wilderness, Jesus declared himself the Bread of Life. They looked for another meal, but He wanted them to see Him as the Christ, the one who satisfies the hungry soul.
The Bread of Life John 6: 35-40 The Bible records several statements made by Jesus referring to Himself as the I Am. This was actually one word spoken in the Greek language – eimi, which is simply I AM. It was also translated “it is I” in some passages. John 4:26 – Jesus saith unto her, I that ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2018
Each of us were born with a debilitating condition - spiritual blindness. Regardless of our desire to see, spiritually we were blind to the ways of God. Our only hope was for a miracle. Thankfully, Jesus is the Light of the world.
The Light of the World John 9: 1-11 As a boy Robert Louis Stevenson was intrigued by the work of the old lamplighter who went about with a ladder and a torch, setting the street lights ablaze for the night. One evening in Edinburgh, Scotland, as young Robert stood watching with childish ...read more
Contributed on Jul 15, 2018
Jesus declared He is the door of the sheep, the only means of entrance into the sheepfold. Through Him there is access to the fold, along with peace and security the Shepherd provides.
The Door of the Sheep John 10: 7-10 In the opening verses of this chapter, Jesus discussed the benefits associated with being in the sheepfold. While inside the fold, the sheep enjoyed rest, peace, and security. The shepherd watched over and cared for the sheep within the fold. He was familiar ...read more
Contributed on Jul 22, 2018
Having revealed Himself as the Door of the sheep, Jesus also declared that He was the Defender of the sheep - the Good Shepherd. He was totally committed to the sheep, laying down His life for them. What a blessing to know the Shepherd.
The Good Shepherd John 10:11-18 In our previous study, Jesus declared Himself as the Door of the sheepfold. Continuing the conversation, Jesus then declared Himself the Defender of the sheep – the Good Shepherd. Such a continuation is fitting when one considers that the shepherd served as both ...read more
Contributed on Aug 5, 2018
Dealing with the death of Lazarus, Jesus performed one of His greatest miracles. While meeting a desperate and immediate need through miraculous power, Jesus also revealed an eternal truth - the dead in Christ never die! He is the Resurrection and Life.
The Resurrection and Life John 11: 17-27 Our text today is likely a familiar account for most of us. It deals with a very difficult moment in the lives of those who were very close to Jesus. As the Lord ministered in the area of Jerusalem, He often visited the home of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, ...read more
Contributed on Aug 12, 2018
Jesus declared He is the Way, Truth, and Life. He is not one of many ways; He is not just adequate truth; He is not mere physical life. He is the Way. He is the Truth. He is the Life!
The Way, the Truth, and the Life John 14:6 As we continue to examine the I AM statements made by Jesus, we come to one that is often quoted and very profound. I am convinced this is one of the most compelling statements in all of Scripture. Jesus was very emphatic as He spoke to Thomas, and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 9, 2018
Making His way toward the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus declared that He was the True Vine. Those abiding in Him would bear much fruit. Jesus took time to describe the significance of His position as the Vine and the great care afforded the branches.
The True Vine John 15: 1-5 We have come to the last of the I Am statements recorded in John’s gospel. Along with the previous statement when Jesus declared He was the Way, the Truth, and the Life, these comments followed their intimate time within the Upper Room. Jesus and the disciples are at ...read more