Meeting Jesus

The 'I Am' Sayings of Christ

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Jesus Christ

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88

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9781848719286

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Sep 25, 2019

Book Description

Who is Jesus? Nearly every adult person has formed some opinion of him. These opinions may be superficial, uninformed, or downright heretical.

But does it really matter what we think about Jesus? After all, he was a man who lived nearly 2,000 years ago, so how relevant can he be to people in the twenty-first century?

The answer to that question ultimately rests upon whether what Jesus said about himself is true.

In this short book, R. C. Sproul looks at seven sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of John which reveal his true identity and teach us the truth about him. By considering these ‘I am’ sayings we meet Jesus and learn just how relevant he truly is.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

1 The Bread of Life 1
2 The Light of the World 9
3 The Door 19
4 The Good Shepherd 29
5 The Resurrection and the Life 39
6 The Way, the Truth and the Life 51
7 The True Vine 59
8 Before Abraham Was, I Am 69

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  1. Mark Shields

    I really enjoy the ‘I Am’ statements in John’s gospel, and I especially liked R. C. Sproul’s teaching on them in this new short book by the Banner of Truth. Dr. Sproul is both profound and easy to read, I would recommend this book to both new and old Christians alike.

  2. Chester Diaz

    The late Dr. R.C. Sproul nailed and exegeted the 7 Major “I AM” of Jesus Christ that was written exclusively in the Gospel of John. I recommend to read his book the Ego Eimi of Jesus for every generation!

  3. Anna Hise

    Found this extremely helpful and easy to understand. The video and the book work well together.

  4. Barbara H Mauchamer

    Our Bible study has really enjoyed studying “Meeting Jesus” by RC Sproul.
    We found it a very interesting study of who Jesus is as He explains Himself through the “I am” verses of the Bible. A great study!

  5. Dolly Myers

    This little volume is a treasure. Typical of Sproul the theology is sound and the lessons are clear. Every chapter has profound truths and Sproul always brings a little nugget or viewpoint that I had never considered before – blessings for an old Christian who’s been thru many studies. :o) We did this with a group study in conjunction with the video series, but the book on its own is sufficient. Highly recommended whether Sproul is an old friend, or new to you.

  6. Bill Pence

    In this short book – the only one by R.C. Sproul published by Banner of Truth – Dr. Sproul looks at eight “I am” sayings of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of John which reveal his true identity and teach us the truth about him. Those sayings are:
    • The Bread of Life
    • The Light of the World
    • The Door
    • The Good Shepherd
    • The Resurrection and the Life
    • The Way, the Truth and the Life
    • The True Vine
    • Before Abraham Was, ‘I Am”
    This book reads like the content may have been originally delivered as sermons or as a teaching series from Ligonier Ministries. Interestingly, there is no “Introduction” or information about the author, as you would normally find in a book.
    Sproul, who died in 2017, was a spiritual mentor for me. In this book, he characteristically delivers solid theological teaching in an easy-to-understand manner. Below are ten of my favorite quotes from the book:
    1. It was God who sent the manna; it came from heaven. Therefore, it is critical for Jesus to identify himself with this same kind of provision that God gave in the Old Testament. When Jesus proclaims this truth, he’s speaking about his origin.
    2. Every person that the Father gives to the Son comes to the Son, and all of those who come to the Son are never cast out. Instead, they receive their nourishment from the one whom the Father sent on their behalf. They feed upon and are strengthened by the bread of life, which not only sustains us in our earthly existence, but also gives life everlasting. And just as with the statement of his origins, this claim caused great uproar and discussion.
    3. When God the Holy Spirit actively draws a person to Jesus, that person comes to Jesus.
    4. When we see God manifesting himself in Scripture, he does it repeatedly with overpowering experiences of light.
    5. There’s no passage in all of Scripture that more clearly affirms the deity of Christ than the prologue of John’s Gospel.
    6. If Jesus ever made a statement that was politically incorrect, it is this one. What Jesus is saying about himself is that the kingdom is exclusive, not inclusive, and the sheepfold does not have fifteen different doors and ways to enter. There is only one door and, as the New Testament repeats time and again, there is only one mediator between God and man – Christ himself. The flock of God has one shepherd and the only way into the sheepfold is through the one who is the door. That is offensive to the inclusive, pluralistic culture in which we live.
    7. Our pluralistic culture claims there are many ways to God, insisting that it does not matter what you believe. Whether you are a Buddhist, Hindu or Taoist, it is taught that all roads lead to God. But this all-inclusive concept is on a direct collision course with what the Scriptures teach about salvation and Christ – that he is the monogenēs, ‘the only begotten,’ of the Father.
    8. We need to remember that God never promises his people that they will not enter the valley of the shadow of death. The absolute promise God gives to his people is that he will never send us through it alone.
    9. Jesus is raised from the dead for us, so that we will also participate in that resurrection. That is at the core of the hope of the Christian faith.
    10. For the Christian, the resurrection is a magnificent entrance to the supreme setting of human life. It’s at the heart of the Christian faith. Without it, Christianity is simply empty, irrelevant and vainly moralistic in the eyes of the modern person.

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