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The "I AM" Statements of Jesus

Week Eight: Jesus is the True Vine

John 15:5 • August 25, 2019 • Jon Thompson

Welcome to week eight in our series of the “I am” statements of Jesus. This week, Pastor Jon is wrapping up our series discussing Jesus’ statement “I am the true vine”. Jesus used the reference of a vine to not only reaffirm that He is God, but also that He is the better Israel. He is the one each person must connect to, to be part of God’s people. Just like how a gardener would tend to the vines growing in their vineyard, he lifts us up and cleans/prunes us. With our society facing an increasing epidemic of loneliness and disconnect this verse gives us so much hope about what Jesus is pursuing. It’s all about relationship as we are Jesus’ limbs, made to bear His fruit and share in His life. Jesus as the wine is the antidote to loneliness, the same yesterday, today and forever. Series: Jesus is  Series Description:  This summer we are going to walk through 9 amazing “I am” statements and visuals given by Jesus. Each one helps us understand the fullness of what Jesus claimed about Himself and prompts us to answer, “Who do you say that Jesus is?”

Week Seven: Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life

John 14:6 • August 18, 2019 • Ben Hilson

Welcome to week seven in our series on the I AM statements of Jesus. This week Pastor Ben is sharing about the radical inclusivity of Jesus’ statement in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth and the life.” In a world that encourages everyone to find their own way, Jesus’ audacious claim leaves many uncomfortable. But who else can show us to God, but God. God is the only one that can lead us to Himself and He demonstrates who He is through Jesus. Jesus makes a way through His death and resurrection, taking the sins of the world upon Himself and He makes a way, by being the way. And that is why the Gospel is so scandalous. Because at the root of it is the idea of grace, and it’s extended to everyone. Series: Jesus is  Series Description:  This summer we are going to walk through 9 amazing “I am” statements and visuals given by Jesus. Each one helps us understand the fullness of what Jesus claimed about Himself and prompts us to answer, “Who do you say that Jesus is?”

Week Six: Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life

John 11:25-26 • August 11, 2019 • Angela Mason

Welcome to week six in our series on the I AM statements of Jesus. When Jesus says in John 11:25, “I am the Resurrection and the Life” He was adding something so significant to what the Jewish people believed about their hope of being resurrected after death. Against all odds, the irreversible will be reversed. Jesus has the power to give eternal life but as if that isn’t enough, He says whoever lives in me, will be spiritually awakened and no longer live as if they are spiritually dead. Transformed living in the now; a new creation. Life that’s isn’t in bondage to addiction. Life that can be free from fear. Life full of purpose. We don’t have to wait for abundant life. This resurrection is found in a person: Jesus. Series: Jesus is  Series Description:  This summer we are going to walk through 9 amazing “I am” statements and visuals given by Jesus. Each one helps us understand the fullness of what Jesus claimed about Himself and prompts us to answer, “Who do you say that Jesus is?”

Week Five: Jesus is the Good Shepherd

John 10:11 • August 4, 2019 • Ben Hilson

Welcome to week five in our series on the I AM statements of Jesus. This week we are diving into Jesus as the Good Shepherd. As Pastor Ben shares, Jesus is not just good in our understanding of the word…but is actually the True, Authentic Shepherd that would lay down His life for His sheep. Jesus, knowing that like sheep we are helpless in dealing with our sin, comes to do it for us. When we choose to repent of our sins and embrace the love our Good Shepherd offers us, we experience REAL freedom in a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. Series: Jesus is  Series Description:  This summer we are going to walk through 9 amazing “I am” statements and visuals given by Jesus. Each one helps us understand the fullness of what Jesus claimed about Himself and prompts us to answer, “Who do you say that Jesus is?”

Week Four: Jesus is the Gate/Door

John 10:9 • July 28, 2019 • Jon Thompson

Welcome to week four in our series on the I AM statements of Jesus. With more and more doubts and questions arising about this man who claims to be God, Jesus continues into what would be His last public address. Sheep, a very common animal of the day, were noticeably limited in their intelligence and ability to stay the path. Jesus boldly states that we are like sheep, who have gone astray. Because sheep are so susceptible to attack and wandering, most homes had a pen built and often had a hired gatekeeper to protect he one way in and out. Any other attempt to enter the pen without going through the gate Jesus calls “a thief and a robber”. Jesus is not claiming to be the gatekeeper, but rather the gate. He is the door. He is the ultimate protector and provider for all the sheep. There is only one way to eternal life and His name is Jesus. Series: Jesus is  Series Description:  This summer we are going to walk through 9 amazing “I am” statements and visuals given by Jesus. Each one helps us understand the fullness of what Jesus claimed about Himself and prompts us to answer, “Who do you say that Jesus is?”

Week Three: Jesus is the Light of the World

John 8:12 • July 21, 2019 • Jon Thompson

Welcome to Week Three in our series on the I AM statements of Jesus. In John 8, right on the temple grounds, at the heart of the Jewish faith, Jesus himself states, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” This claim is shocking, not only to those in his midst as he said it, but for us today as well. Jesus says that they only way not to walk in darkness is to follow Him. And if we don’t? So much is at stake! Jesus is the only one strong enough, pure enough, enlightening enough and powerful enough to show us our darkness, break our darkness, free us from our darkness and to change us to know what darkness and light even are! Jesus is the only light for the whole world, and if you walk in Him you will not be in darkness any longer.   Series Description:  This summer we are going to walk through 9 amazing “I am” statements and visuals given by Jesus. Each one helps us understand the fullness of what Jesus claimed about Himself and prompts us to answer, “Who do you say that Jesus is?”

Week Two: Jesus is the Bread of Life

John 6:35 • July 14, 2019 • Jon Thompson

Welcome to week two in our series on the I AM statements of Jesus. God knows that we all long for eternity and the things that are eternal. This is one of the reasons that Jesus came to His day, and our day; to reveal how defective our view of life, existence, things and eternity really are and to FREE us from it. Jesus comes to give food from heaven, He comes to reveal who He is and what He has to give, both in endless supply! This is why Jesus calls himself the bread of life! Series Description:  This summer we are going to walk through 9 amazing “I am” statements and visuals given by Jesus. Each one helps us understand the fullness of what Jesus claimed about Himself and prompts us to answer, “Who do you say that Jesus is?”

Week One: Jesus is the Word

John 1 • July 7, 2019 • Jon Thompson

Welcome to week one of our series on the I AM statements of Jesus. This Sunday we are discussing Jesus, the WORD. Before time, space and matter; in the beginning and at the root of the universe was the Word. As we are about to see, Jesus was the Word at the beginning, but also took on flesh and made His dwelling among us. Listen in as Pastor Jon shares how this audacious and life-changing statement by Jesus impacts us today. Series Description: This summer we are going to walk through 9 amazing “I am” statements and visuals given by Jesus. Each one helps us understand the fullness of what Jesus claimed about Himself and prompts us to answer, “Who do you say that Jesus is?”