Jesus and His “I Am” statements:
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
My Savior is so bold, so radical. I always inwardly laugh when people say they like Jesus’s teaching, and that He was a great man, but they don’t believe He is the Son of God. This is what Jesus said about Himself!
The Way revisited touching on Hebrews 9:8-28 with the key verse being:
Hebrews 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
The way is the sacrifice. Jesus made the way by He Himself being the sacrifice. To follow the way, I must also sacrifice myself.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Wow, my God loves me. I am continually floored by the depth of this love. I crave this love so badly. I am passionate about this God who could love me so personally and so fully. This is the only Way for me.
Lyrics by a favored local musician, Misty Edwards:
And I will waste my life
And I’ll be tested and tried with no regrets inside of me just to find I’m at your feetbutton