John Lesson 29 Day 3

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John Lesson 29 Day 3

Jesus said, “I AM . . . “

His audience knew that “I am” meant God.

Jesus statements about who he is.

(I combined all the answers.)

The metaphor statements:

“I am the bread of life.” (John 6:35, 41, 48, 51)

Jesus created actual bread.

After feeding 5000 people in the wilderness, the people wanted Jesus to provide this bread every day like God provided manna during the days of Moses. Jesus wanted them to look beyond their physical hunger and realize the importance of their spiritual lives.

“The bread of God was he who came down from heaven and gave men not simply satisfaction from physical hunger, but life. Jesus was claiming that the only real satisfaction was in him.” (Barclay)

“I am the light of the world.” (John 8:12; 9:5)

John recorded this statement right before Jesus healed the man who was born blind. By this miraculous sign, Jesus proves his statement.

“I am the door.” (John 10:7, 9)

Jesus says he is the only access to the kingdom of heaven.

“I am the good shepherd.” (John 10:11, 14)

Jesus is saying how much he loves, cares for, and protects his own flock.

“What Jesus described as a good shepherd is actually a very remarkable shepherd. Shepherds may take risks for the safety of the sheep, but it is probably rare to find one who would willingly die for their sheep.” David Guzik

“I am the resurrection and the life.” (John 11:25)

“Jesus did not claim to have resurrection and life, or understand secrets about resurrection and life. Instead Jesus dramatically said that He is the resurrection and the life. To know Jesus is to know resurrection and life; to have Jesus is to have resurrection and life.” David Guzik

Jesus proved this statement by bringing Lazarus back to life from death and decay.

“I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6)

Jesus is the only way to union; reconciled with Father God. “The Father is the destination.” (TPT)

“Without the way there is no going; without the truth there is no knowing; without the life there is no living. I am the way which thou must follow; the truth in which thou must believe; the life for which thou must hope.” (a’ Kempis, cited by Bruce)

Declaration of God’s name statements:

“Before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58)

“It is interesting also that the Hebrew expression in Genesis 24:1, which stated that Abraham ‘went into the days’ (an expression translated in our Bible ‘was well-stricken in age’) was taken by some Rabbis to mean that he saw into the distant future.” (Tasker)

The listeners were trying to understand what Jesus meant. Jesus meant, “I am Eternal. I had no beginning and I have no end.”

When the mob came to arrest “Jesus of Nazareth,” Jesus replied, “I am.” (John 18:4-5)

Jesus said, “I am” and the entire mob fell to the ground due to the manifestation of His Divine power.

“when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the LORD, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.” 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 ESV

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