April 1 – It’s April Fool’s Day, but it’s also Easter – the Day of Resurrection. Are we fools to believe in something that is so far-fetched? In our world today, many would argue that we are. But, as believers, we know of the power of the resurrection. We know resurrection can change our lives and has the power to change our world. As April begins, we will move into a new sermon series that examines this topic. How can we be assured of the power of Jesus and can we also access that same power?
For the next eight weeks, we will explore these questions as we learn from the I Am statements of Jesus from the gospel of John. Seven different times in this gospel, Jesus describes himself using a metaphor that would have been familiar to his hearers. He used illustrations to describe and define himself using ordinary, everyday images people could easily understand.
What can these statements mean for us today? Taking his statements to heart has the possibility of bringing each of us into a closer connection with Jesus. Most importantly, these statements can take us directly to God. We can know God, through Jesus.
I hope you can join with us as we walk through these I Am statements each Sunday morning over the next few weeks.
The Great I Am
I Am the Bread of Life
I Am the Light of the World
I Am the Gate
I Am the Good Shepherd
I Am the Resurrection and the Life
I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life
I Am the Vine