Two Sundays ago at Meeting Point, we started a new sermon series called "Who do you say I am?". We'll be talking for the next several weeks about the "I AM" statements of Jesus... and looking at the book of John for insight into how Jesus actually presented himself to the people around him.
As many of you heard at church, the I AM statements of Jesus (ie: "I am the way"....) are rooted in the I AM statements of God in the Old Testament. In other words, when the historic man called Jesus used that language, He was deliberately identifying himself (a young, unknown Jewish man from a small tribe and an unremarkable family) as the God of the universe. And as offensive or crazy as that claim was to many religious people, the words and actions of Jesus started a spiritual movement that has changed the world. read more »