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The Resurrection and the Life - Part 2 (8 of 11)
Series: I Am
Ernest L. Easley
How many of you are facing a problem today? How many of you would say that it would take a miracle to solve your problem? Well, I have some wonderful news to tell you today: there is no problem that is greater than the Lord Jesus Christ!
Now I can hear somebody say, ''Ernest, you don't know how big my problem is.'' Perhaps not, but you don't know how BIG my God is!
Got any rivers that you cannot cross?
Got any mountains you cannot tunnel through?
God specializes in things thought impossible;
He does the things that no one else can do.
Now join me again in John 11 as we pick up where we left off last time together looking at the fifth of the seven I AM statements of Jesus. Seven times in John's gospel we hear Jesus using the same name God used in introducing Himself to Moses in Exodus 3.14, ''I AM has sent me to you.'' When they heard Jesus using this I AM name, reserved only for God, He had their full attention. But it wasn't their full attention He wanted, it was their full affection that He wanted!
Not only did Jesus make these seven I AM statements describing what He does, He then authenticated or backed up what He said with a miracle!
For instance, Jesus not only declared in John 6.48, ''I AM the bread of life,'' He authenticated it by feeding 5000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish.
Or in John 8.12, Jesus not only declared, ''I AM the light of the world,'' He authenticated it by giving sight to a man born blind!
Or in John 10.9, Jesus not only declared, ''I AM the door,'' He authenticated it by healing a man at the pool of Bethesda who hadn't walked in 38 years!
Or in John 10.11, Jesus not only declared, ''I AM the Good Shepherd,'' He authenticated it by walking on the water in the middle of storm out to His disciples who were caught in that storm fearing for their life. Do you remember what Jesus said to them? ''It i ...
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