I AM - Jesus in the Present Tense
Who is Jesus? This is one of the most important questions you could ever ask.
It's important because if Jesus is indeed the Son of God—the divine Savior, risen King, and coming Judge—who grants an eternal life to all who follow him, and issues eternal condemnation to all who reject him—then one's eternal destiny depends on whether they rightly understand his nature and mission.
Today, there are many opinions about Jesus' identity. Some believe that he was a social revolutionary who fought for the rights of the poor and downtrodden. Others believe that he was an exemplary moral example. Still others might think he was a little crazy. Who is Jesus to you? Who do you say that he is?
Yet, what we think or say about Jesus is not nearly as important to his true identity as what he actually said about himself. The Gospel of John records a series of statements that Jesus made concerning his own identity, each one revealing another facet of his divine character. Remarkably, he articulates them in a manner that inexplicably links himself to the God of Israel. We know them as the I Am statements of Christ, and they illustrate that Jesus is the Great I AM who offers us a satisfying spiritual life in the present tense.
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