May 22,2016

SEEING JESUS
Jesus is the I AM (John 8:31-59)

“I tell you the truth, before Abraham was born, I am!”

WHAT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO?

“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.”

Jesus is calling you to a deeper and more determined faith.

To “hold” to Jesus’ teaching means…

        The pre-eminence of Jesus’ Word.
        The perseverance in Jesus’ Word.

WHAT ENABLES YOU TO DO IT?

Jesus’ claim about Himself

  • I can set you free (John 8:32)

  • I can keep you from death (John 8:51)

“Abraham rejoiced at seeing my Day”

“Before Abraham was born, I am”

Jewish leaders claim about Jesus

        “You are demon-possessed”
               Deceptive
               Delusional

The higher your view of Jesus as your God and King, the greater your ability to have a deeper more determined faith in Him.