Who Jesus Is
One of the most beautiful ways to look at our Savior Jesus is to think about how He described Himself in the "I Am" sayings in the Gospel of John. In making the "I Am" statements, Jesus was claiming to be the "I Am" of the Old Testament, the Lord God Himself.
As we draw closer to Jesus, we can learn so much about Him through His "I Am" sayings:
I am the bread of life John 6:35 (NIV)
Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty."
I am the vine John 15:5 (NIV)
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
I am the light of the world John 8:12 (NIV)
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."
I am the good shepherd John 10:14-15 (NIV)
"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me--just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep."
I am the gate for the sheep John 10:7-10 (NIV)
Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
I am the way and the truth and the life John 14:6 (NIV)
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
I am the resurrection and the life John 11:21 (NIV)
"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask." Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again." Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day." Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
Before Abraham was born, I am John 8:58-59 (NIV)
"I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!" At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.
Whenever we share the good news about Jesus with people, this is the Jesus, the Great I Am, who we are pointing people's attention to. Bless His name!