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Series: I Am
Ernest L. Easley
As we continue our series of messages today under the heading I AM, take God's word and turn with me to John 14. I hope by now you know that in John's gospel is found seven I AM statements of Jesus. In each statement Jesus declares His deity and reveals what He does!
For you who are still not sure what to do with Jesus, whether to receive and follow Him or reject and forsake Him, my challenge to you is this: You seriously examine these seven I AM statements of Jesus and understand what He will do in your life and THEN make your decision.
I can tell you this from my experience and many across this building can tell you the same thing: I have found what Jesus promises to do is what He will do!
I have found Jesus to be ''the bread of life,'' satisfying my greatest hunger!
I have found Jesus to be ''the light of the world,'' as He has guided and guarded my life!
I have found Jesus to be ''the door,'' as He has given me liberty from the bondage of sin.
I have found Jesus to be ''the Good Shepherd,'' as He has brought me peace in the midst of the storms.
I have found Jesus to be ''the resurrection and the life,'' as He has given me the power to overcome temptation.
And today we come to the sixth of the seven I AM statements of Jesus, which perhaps is the most well known and today and perhaps the most controversial of the seven. It's found in chapter 14.6, ''I AM the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.''
Now remember this in studying the Bible: always keep a passage in its context. So what is the context of this sixth I AM statement of Jesus? Well, back in chapter 13 Jesus had just wrapped up supper with His disciples and had washed their feet. He then identified His betrayer (Judas) and continued preparing them for what's about to take place; namely His crucifixion.
Let's pick up the account beginning in 13.33-38, ''33 ...
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