I Am the Light (2 of 5) by William Wyne
This content is part of a series.I Am the Light (2 of 5)
Series: Nobody Like Him
John 8: 12-13 NIV
12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ''I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.''
13 The Pharisees challenged him, ''Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.''
In John 8, we encounter John's second record of Jesus claim to be God; it is the second affirmation of John's surety of Christ and Jesus second assertion of Himself as God. What a bold and yet big statement that Christ makes, (I Am the Light of the World) but after all, He is a big God.
We do need a big and bold God, sometimes life presents big burdens, and life can be bold with its buffets, I need a God that is up to the test.
You remember the first statement of this series, I preached two weeks ago; I Am the Bread of Life (John 6:32). Christ makes that statement in conjunction with that miracle of feeding the 5,000. They wanted more bread the next day; they sought after Him for Him to give them bread. But they only wanted bread for their stomach, bread that met their taste bud.
As the bread of life, He has bread for our souls, bread for our deep hunger for the things of God, He has bread that just does not meet our taste bud, and it gives us a testimony, and this bread is non- perishing.
As the bread of life, He asserts that He was the source of our strength and salvation, but He was also the sustainer of this strength and salvific relationship.
John is carving out for the believers, the church, for us, that in Christ we can find and have access to that which we need in life.
I would submit even today, there is a hunger in someone here today that desperately wants to be filled. But you have not allowed the bread of life to do it for you.
If you are hungry for the bread that will not perish, bread that will not become molded, bread that will not become stale, He is that bread. ...
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