Sermon Series beginning Easter Sunday
Jesus has been called many things: prophet, teacher, man, God. But who did He say He was? And once you see who Jesus is, what does that mean for you and your life? So many of us fall into the trap of staking our happiness on the fleeting things of this world, even though we know this often leads to disappointment and dissatisfaction. The truth is Jesus is enough. He’s actually more than enough. He is all sufficient for our needs, and in Him we find the true meaning for our lives. Join us on Easter Sunday for the start of the I AM series, which will examine the identity of Jesus and how who He is changes who we are.
Week 3: I AM the Good Shepherd
“I am the Good Shepherd” – John 10:1-11
Our world has so many competing distractions that work to gain our attention. These distractions have invaded our world to such a degree that we have lost our ability to hear God when He speaks to us. We have lost our connection with the Shepherd. He is the one who cares for us and provides for us; He is our closest friend. Jesus states that His sheep know His voice, that they will not respond to another’s voice. He is not just our Shepherd, he is our Good Shepherd. Have you taken the time to shut out all the distractions and listen for the voice of the one who will lead you and show you the way to go?
Week 2: I AM the Bread of Life
“I Am the Bread of Life” – John 6:25-35
Throughout the parables, Jesus often connects the physical to the spiritual. When He states that He is the “Bread of Life,” Jesus means that beyond just providing for our physical needs, He has the ability to be the very substance of our existence. Jesus is both the satisfier and the sustainer of life. Though we often look to so many things other than Him to satisfy us, Jesus wants us to know that He is our all in all.
Week 1: I AM the Resurrection and the Life
“I am the Resurrection and the Life” John 11:1-25
When Jesus heard of the death of Lazarus, he was deeply saddened. One would think that a situation like that would cause Jesus to respond with great haste. However, He waited until the word had spread that Lazarus had already begun to decompose (the King James Version states that “he stinketh”). Jesus allowed the situation to become grave, dismal, and hopeless before he stepped in. Simply put, Jesus wanted to make sure that God received all of the Glory for what was about to happen. Martha wanted to know why didn’t he come to heal Lazarus immediately, and Jesus’ response to her is simple: “I AM the resurrection and the life, those who believe in Me, even though they die, yet shall they live….Do you believe this?” Do we believe that Jesus is who He says He is? Do we believe that Jesus has the power to give life and give it abundantly? Do we believe that Jesus has the power to make all things new for us? The answer is yes! We believe in Jesus, who declares HE IS!