Jesus The Great I AM

…‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.’ –John 6:35 (memory verse)

When Jesus makes these I AM statements in the book of John, he is making a direct claim to be God.

Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “say this to the people of Israel, ’I AM has sent me to you,’”

There are at least 14 different times in the Bible where Jesus is referred to as the I AM.

  • I am the Messiah (John 4:24)
  • I am the bread of life (John 6:35)
  • I am from above (John 8:23)
  • I am the eternal one (John 8:58)
  • I am the light of the world (John 9:5)
  • I am the door (John 10:7)
  • I am the good shepherd (John 10:11-14)
  • I am the Son of God (John 10:36)
  • I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25)
  • I am Lord and Master (John 13:13)
  • I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6)
  • I am the true vine (John 15:1)
  • I am the alpha and the omega (Revelation 1:8)
  • I am the first and the last (Revelation 1:17-18)

(look up each of these verses with your family and read aloud)

QUESTIONS:
1. After reading all of these statements about Jesus, what i am statements would be appropriate to say about ourselves, and which would not. (Example: I am a child of the king is appropriate, whereas I am autonomous is not).

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