Hello, I Am: The Resurrection and The Life

Hello, I Am: The Resurrection and The Life

Hello I Am

April 4th, 2021

I AM of metaphors of Jesus have Old Testament layers 

Ex. 3:13-14 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” (define yourself) God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

John 18:4-6 Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?” “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “I am he,” Jesus said… When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

I AM the resurrection and the life

John 11:21-26 When Martha got word that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him. But Mary stayed in the house. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask.” Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again. “Yes,” Martha said, “he will rise when everyone else rises, at the last day.” Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”

Anyone who believes in me will live

The resurrected life is about more than heaven, it starts now

The resurrected life starts now

Belief in Christ, starts the resurrected life now

What does resurrected life in Christ start to look like?

The resurrected life starts now

Luke 24:25-33 Then Jesus said to them…  Wasn’t it clearly predicted that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his glory?” Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. By this time they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus acted as if he were going on, but they begged him, “Stay the night with us, since it is getting late.” So he went home with them. As they sat down to eat, he took the bread and blessed it. Then he broke it and gave it to them. Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And at that moment he disappeared! They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” And within the hour they were on their way back to Jerusalem. 

What would life be like if you were not a believer?

God fill me again with your life.

Admit your sin

Believe Jesus dies and rose again

Commit your life to him

The resurrected life starts now