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We Have Four Gospels
They Don’t Compete
They Don’t Contradict
They Complement Each Other
Focus of the Gospels
Matthew – “What He Said”
Mark – “What He Did”
Luke – “What He Felt”
John – “Who He Was”
The Message of John
“Jesus Is God”
Written To and For The World
John Is The Most Unique Gospel
Matthew, Mark, Luke Are Called The Synoptic Gospels
90% of John Cannot Be Found In The Other Gospels
At Least 25 Affirmations that Jesus is the Son of God
John Wrote 20% of the New Testament
5 Books Total
And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
7 “I AM” Statements of Genesis
“I AM” Thy shield and thy exceeding great reward (Genesis 15:1)
“I AM” The Lord (Genesis 15:7)
“I AM” God Almighty (Genesis 17:1 and 35:11)
I AM the God of Abraham (Genesis 26:24)
I AM The God of Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 28:13)
I AM The God of Bethel (Genesis 31:13)
I AM The God of Your Father (Genesis 46:3)
Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”
Jesus Is The “I AM”
“I AM” Used By Jesus
58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
59 Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that would come upon Him, went forward and said to them, “Whom are you seeking?” 5 They answered Him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
Jesus said to them, “I am He.” And Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them. 6 Now when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.
Seven “I AM”’s Of John
I AM The Bread of Life
35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
I AM The Light of The World
John 8:12 Healing of the Blind Man
I AM The Door
I AM the Good Shepherd
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
I AM The Resurrection and The Life
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
I AM the Way, The Truth and The Life
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
I AM The True Vine
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
7 “I AM” Statements By Jesus In Revelation
I AMs In The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Revelation 1:8 I AM, Alpha and Omega
Revelation 1:8 I AM, Beginning and The End
Revelation 1:11 I AM, First and The Last
Revelation 1:18 I AM, He who lives and was dead. And I am Alive forevermore
Revelation 2:23 I AM, He who searches the minds and the hearts.
Revelation 22:16 I AM, Root and Offspring of David
Revelation 22:16 I AM, The Bright and Morning Star
7 Revelations Of John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
For God – Origination
So Loved – His Motivation
The World – The Destination
That He gave His only begotten Son – Demonstration
That whoever Believes In Him – Invitation
Would Not perish – Protection
But Have Eternal Life – Satisfaction
That You Might Believe Jesus Is The Christ
That You May Receive Eternal Life In His Name