Jesus is I am

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We read Jesus’ great testimony of His eternality, His self-sufficiency, His sheer power and all-encompassing nature and like Moses hearing this same Name from the burning bush we may be sure we are standing on holy ground. What does He mean, really?  Let’s look at some other Scriptures that illuminate this text: “He is before all things, and by him …

Jesus is Lord

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“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name… Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9, 11 B The English word Lord is the Greek word transliterated “kyrios” which means “he to whom a person or thing belongs; master, sovereign, prince, chief”, a title of great honor.  God bestowed this name …

ALPHA + OMEGA

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It is difficult to wrap our minds around the enormity of what God reveals to us in the New Testament book of John: Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is himself God. He created everything there is—nothing exists that he didn’t make. John 1:1-3 NIV Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, …

JESUS IS THE KING

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What does the phrase, “Jesus is King” mean? Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines King as “the chief or sovereign of a nation… invested with supreme authority over a nation, tribe or country.”  When I placed my faith in Jesus, He became king, or supreme authority, over me. This isn’t scary because He loves me unconditionally (John 3:16). He gave me new …

JESUS IS THE REDEEMER

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Redemption is the grand theme of the bible. God’s plan to redeem (buy back) sinners from the slavery of sin and death is THE greatest story ever told. The hero of that story is Jesus, our Redeemer.  In Mark 10 we see Jesus taking his disciples aside to tell them his plan for redemption, which involved dying a tortuous death …

Jesus is The Good Shepherd

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Six times in John 10, Jesus references Himself as a Shepherd, including three times as the Good Shepherd. We learn here that the Good Shepherd lays down His life for sheep and knows who His sheep are. He becomes the door to the fold where the sheep sleep each night, keeping the bad guys out. His sheep hear His voice …

VICTORIOUS OVER US

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How amazing is the redemption story God has given us through Jesus. It truly is remarkable that we may know Him and live in Him, and we can be forgiven and know we are forgiven of our sins. What an amazing love Christ has given us through the gospel that shapes us and by Christ’s power changes us. It gives to us …

Jesus is The Lamb of God

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In the old covenant that God established with His people there was a required sacrifice to atone for sin. A spotless lamb was taken to the temple as an offering and sacrifice, representing a temporary atonement for God’s people. This symbolic substitute was also a reminder of the consequences and cost of sin. The blood of lambs was shed year …

Jesus is… the Light of the World

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Jesus refers to Himself as, “the Light of the world” in John 8:12, this is one of only three times the phrase is used in the new testament by Jesus. In Matthew 4:12-17 the author quotes Isaiah who prophesied about the coming Light: “The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great light.” Jesus is the promised and prophesied …

BREAD OF LIFE

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In the Old Testament, bread played an important role in Israel’s worship of God. The Bread of the Presence in the temple symbolized the covenant between God and His people, and the twelve loaves (one for each tribe) was a constant reminder that God sustained Israel, just as He had sustained them in the wilderness with heavenly manna. Jesus, born …