During Jesus’ ministry on earth, he said many things that challenged his listeners. In fact, he often spoke in parables and metaphors. He used figurative language to relate common objects or concepts with himself or his kingdom so that people could better understand his character and purpose.
In our new series on the “I Am” statements of Jesus, we will learn that Jesus Christ is not a helper to God or a great teacher but the divine, eternal, pre-existent, infinite, perfect God. The book of John recounts in detail who Jesus claimed to be and what he did while on earth. In this week’s video, we will see that when Jesus applies the title “I Am” to himself, he claims to be God. His claim was an offense to the worldview of his listeners because he declared that he was the eternal God of all creation, both fully human and fully God. The Old Testament and God’s redemptive acts pointed to the coming of Jesus as God in the flesh, the true and better Israel, and the fulfillment of all the Old Testament types and shadows.
Tune in this Thursday at noon or plan a time over this weekend when you can watch this video as a family. The video will include songs to sing, Scripture reading, and a Bible talk.