Jesus claims to be everything that your heart is longing for.
John 10:30-33 The Father and I are one." 31 Once again the people picked up stones to kill Him. 32 Jesus said, "At My Father's direction I have done many good works. For which one are you going to stone Me?" 33 They replied, "We're stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to be God."
John 18:4-6 Jesus fully realized all that was going to happen to Him, so He stepped forward to meet them. "Who are you looking for?" He asked. 5 "Jesus the Nazarene," they replied. "I AM He," Jesus said. (Judas, who betrayed Him, was standing with them.) 6 As Jesus said "I AM He," they all drew back and fell to the ground!
If your opinion of Jesus is that he is a good man and nothing more then you probably have not checked out the Bible for yourself. The Bible is crystal clear that Jesus is not just a mere man.
In my study of the "I Am" statements made by Jesus it became more clear to me than ever before. I learned more about the significance behind each "I Am" statement that Jesus made and the symbolism behind each one.
|Exodus 3:13-14 But Moses protested, "If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, 'The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,' they will ask me, 'What is His name?' Then what should I tell them?" 14 God replied to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. Say this to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you."
Isaiah 44:6 This is what the LORD says--Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD of Heaven's Armies: "I am the First and the Last; there is no other God.
You can have all this world just "Give Me Jesus!" I love that song, it sums it all up for me, while the world is begging me to find what I need in a thousand other places, I know that there is only one place to get it all.
|I Am The Way, The Truth And The Life
Jesus answers important questions that have eternal consequences.
I Am The Gate
There is only one way to get to the safe place of rest that God offers his sheep.
I Am The Vine
God planted a new vine and he tends to it so it will be fruitful.
Light Of The World
The Bible proves that Jesus is the light that we need.
I Am The Good Shepherd
Jesus provides outstanding care and protection for his sheep.
I Am The Resurrection
Jesus predicted the events surrounding his death to make it obvious that he is the promised Messiah.
I Am The Real Bread
Jesus came to satisfy our soul not our body.
The 'I Ams' of Jesus (billygraham.org)
Who Do You Think That I Am? (gty.org)