How do you complete the sentence? Jesus said, 'I am. . . "
Mar 22, 2018
In the Gospel of John alone, Jesus says, or is quoted as saying, “I am” 45 times! Which ending to that statement comes to your mind first? Here are the 7 most famous endings to that phrase. Read them as a family and ask, which is most meaningful to you right now?
I am the Light of the World (John 8:12; 9:5) Jesus reveals God to us; helps us to see and know God. Jesus is there for the whole world not to live in darkness.
I am the Good Shepherd (John 10:11-14) Jesus takes care of us. Jesus protects us, guides, and helps us, especially when we most need his help.
I am the Bread of Life (John 6:35) Jesus sustains us spiritually. We do not need to look anywhere else for our spiritual nourishment.
I am the True Vine (John 15:1-5) Jesus shares his very self with us, his vitality and strength, when we remain with him. With Jesus we can do all God wants us to do.
I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6) Jesus drives away confusion and despair for us. When we follow Jesus we live in truth.
I am the Gate for the Sheep (John 10:7) Jesus brings us where we cannot go on our own. He opens the door to the Kingdom of God for us.
I am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25) Jesus is the reason for our hope, and our joy. In Jesus we find fullness of life.
At our Family Program we prayed with these I am statements. You can find the prayer here.
And, since it was our last Family Program, we shared a video with the responses families sent in answering the same question we asked at the beginning of the year; "What does the Bible mean to you?"