One of the most valuable things that can happen to us in life is to really get to know others –– to know people for who they really are –– their heart, personality, nature and character. Knowing who someone is helps us to understand them, appreciate them, and have insight into what they do and say. Without investing the time to get to know someone, our relationship with them will always be somewhat shallow.
This is especially true and important when it comes to a relationship with Jesus. To know Jesus, we must invest time and energy getting to know Him. We must seek to answer the question, “Who is Jesus?”
During His time on earth, Jesus made clear who He was and is. He did so by His actions and also by His words. One of the ways Jesus revealed Himself to us was through several very direct statements He made about Himself. John, the Gospel writer, recorded seven of these statements –– what are often called the seven “I am’s” of Jesus.
Take a look at what Jesus said about Himself:
- “I am the bread of life.” –– John 6:35
- “I am the light of the world.” –– John 8:12
- “I am the gate.” –– John 10:9
- “I am the good shepherd.” –– John 10:11
- “I am the resurrection and the life.” –– John 11:25
- “I am the way, the truth and the life.” –– John 14:6
- “I am the vine.” –– John 15:5
Seven times Jesus emphatically told us exactly who He is.
This weekend at Church of the Redeemer we’ll start a new Spring message series titled, “Jesus Is …” In this series we’ll explore three of the seven statements Jesus made about Himself, why they are important and how they apply to our lives today. Our goal is to know Jesus better, and to love, trust and serve Him more.
Don’t miss this weekend, and invite someone to join you for this important message and series!
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We’re looking forward to seeing you!