Contributed on May 2, 2009
Those who are saved through encountering Jesus are transformed. This is to be expected, since He is very God in human flesh.
*John 4:25, 26* *Jesus, The Great “I Am”: I Am He* “The woman [at the well] said to [Jesus], ‘I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ). When He comes, He will tell us all things.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I who speak to you am He.’” God appointed Moses to deliver His people ...read more
Contributed on Jun 6, 2009
After attempting to make Jesus King, Jewish followers were astounded to be rebuked by Him. We can learn a great deal about the salvation the Master offers by studying the account provided by John.
“When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not labour for the food that perishes, but for the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2009
Jesus presented Himself as God, only to be rejected by the theologians. Would we have reacted any differently? John compels us to think seriously about our own response to Jesus, the Living God.
*John 8:48-58* *Jesus, the Great “I Am”: The Eternal God* “The Jews answered [Jesus], ‘Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?’ Jesus answered, ‘I do not have a demon, but I honour my Father, and you dishonour me. Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who ...read more
Contributed on Sep 6, 2009
There is but one way to God, and that is through Jesus the Son of God. He presents Himself as the Door. The message explores some of the ramifications of that truth.
“Jesus again said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to ...read more
Contributed on Oct 4, 2009
Christians know Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Are there aspects of this life that we have failed to explore?
JOHN 10:11-21 JESUS, THE GREAT I AM: I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD “‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2009
It is knowledge about Jesus that gives eternal life; it is Jesus Himself that is life and that is the resurrection for His child.
JOHN 11:17 26 JESUS, THE GREAT I AM: “I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE” “When Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 7, 2010
When Jesus declares that He is the truth, what does that mean for us as believers? Explore the topic with me as we weigh the words of the Master.
“Jesus said…, ‘I am … the truth… No one comes to the Father except through me.’” Seldom do we separate the triad of affirmations recorded in our text. The more usual approach is to consider them as a unit. The Master testified, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” We intuitively ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2010
When Jesus presents Himself as "The Life," What does that mean for us as followers?
JOHN 14: 6 JESUS, THE GREAT I AM: I AM THE LIFE “Jesus said … ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life.’” M any exist; few live. Even among the churches of our Lord, this statement holds true. Reflecting as we do, the society within which we are immersed, we Christians have become ...read more