“I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them. “No one who comes to me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in me will ever be thirsty again.” John 6:35 CSB
Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 CSB
Jesus said again, “Truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.” “I am the gate. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture.” John 10:7 & 9 CSB
“I am the good shepherd. I know my own, and my own know me.” “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 & 14 CSB
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live.” John 11:25 CSB
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 CSB
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.” “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me.” John 15:1 & 5
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, before Abraham was, I am.” John 8:58 CSB
We have lots of verses this week! We are going to look at all of the I am statements that Jesus spoke to others about Himself. The first thing I want you to do is read each one with your mom and/or dad. Talk about what each statement says.
For example, in the first verse, Jesus is not really bread, but bread (especially in Jesus’ day) was something you ate every day. It gave you the nourishment you needed to work and live. Jesus’ words and the Bible give us spiritual nourishment every day to live our best lives close to Him.
The last verse is special because Jesus uses the words, I am, to describe Himself. This is the name that Father God called Himself when He spoke to Moses in the Old Testament part of the Bible. Jesus is saying He is part of the Trinity.
The Trinity is hard for even adults to understand. But it means that the Father is God, Jesus the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. Remember in the Bible when Jesus was baptized? You can re-read it here, Matthew 3:16-17. Jesus the Son was baptized, the Spirit of God descended like a dove, and Father God’s voice spoke from heaven. The trinity of God was there!
This week as you learn about all of the I am statements in which Jesus speaks to all of us telling us exactly who He is, our choice is what will we do? How do we answer Jesus? Do we believe? Do we accept His salvation? Do we want to know Him better? Talk with your parents. What will you do?
Blessings and joy in knowing who Jesus is!