Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The I AM's

The seven I AM statements from the Gospel of John:

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 ESV)

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 ESV)

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 ESV)

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (John 10:11 ESV)

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 ESV)

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 ESV)

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. (John 15:1 ESV)
These wonderful Bible verses were sent to the members of Crossroad Christian Church
in a Bible verse share that we are conducting. I am hoping that my friends will be
okay with my sharing them with you. They present a wonderful picture of the presentation
of self that characterized Christ Jesus' short ministry. Of course, in these self-descriptions,
He was also describing the attributes of the Father.
What about you? What would you list as "I am's?"
For me....
I am a sinner in need of a savior.
I am forgiven. Once and for all. Reconciled through the precious blood of Christ Jesus.
I am in grace and have been given what I do not deserve rather than that which I do deserve.
I am God's creation and therefore He is my LORD and King. My life I give willingly for
His good purposes.
I am blessed each minute that I am alive. I have been wonderfully formed from dust, to
which I will return only to be resurrected with a new body into loving arms of Christ.
I am whatever name is emblazoned upon the palm's of Jesus' hands. That is my name!!!
Praise God!