The 7 i am statements of jesus explained faith island. There is another i am statement in the book of revelation, but these i am statements in the gospel of john point back to the old testament and also into the kingdom. Unique to the gospel of john are seven statements jesus begins by saying i am. Using the seven i am sayings as guideposts toward understanding the gifts christ brings to humanity are powerful intimate tools for personal growth. In the gospel of john i am is used by jesus in three different ways. I n the gospel of john are seven well known i am statements, by which jesus reveals himself as god, redeemer, protector, hope, and so much more.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading i am the souls heartbeat. In the gospel of john, jesus makes seven statements beginning with the words i am. Contributed by tony abram on aug 4, 2019 message contributor. Jesus seven i am statements in john 1 ernies musings. The gospel of john contains 14 occurrences of the word feet. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. He who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst john 6. The significance of this number begins in genesis with the seven days of creation and echoes all the way to the sevens of the book of revelation seals, trumpets, bowls, thunders, etc. To a world lost in darkness, christ offers himself as a guide. The seven i am statements one of the distinctive elements of the teaching of jesus is the way he expresses important truths in terms of his own personal character and mission.
The seven i am sayings of jesus in john s gospel 1. Introduction to the 7 signs of the gospel of john a. Sep 28, 2016 there are seven or eight i am statements in johns gospel depending on how you count them. What are the seven i am statements of jesus in the gospel of. In that study i showed that the focus of john s gospel is the lords judean ministry, and really only the last 21 days of that. Studying the john gospel and using friedrich rittelmeyers book meditation, along with kristina kaines book, i am. In this chapter, jesus establishes a pattern that continues through johns gospeljesus makes a statement about who he is, and he backs it up with something he does. I am the bread of life, the living bread that came down from heaven john 6. When jesus spoke again to the people, he said, i am the light of the world. Jun 14, 2019 the seventh and final witness in john s gospel is john himself.
If you were to number all the signs about which john gives considerable space, you could come up with seven signs. The gospel of john contains 14 occurrences of the sohami am that statement greek words. John s high christology depicts jesus as divine, preexistent, and identified with the one god, talking openly about his divine role and echoing yahwehs i am that i am with seven i am declarations of his own. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will. Seven i am statements of jesus in the book of john and the. What are the seven i am statements of jesus in the gospel of john. Jun 24, 2012 the 7 times that the lord jesus said i am in john s gospel, eg. Surveying the twentyone chapters of the gospel of john, it is interesting to consider the groups of seven that occur in this gospel. They also link jesus to the old testament revelation of god. What are the seven i am statements from johns gospel answers. The seven i am sayings of jesus christ recorded in john.
The gospel of john is built around seven miracles of jesus. Each of these i am proclamations furthers our understanding of jesus ministry in the world. May 06, 2016 in the gospel of john, an allimportant phrase, spoken by jesus, is repeated seven times. The seven signs are seen by some scholars and theologians as evidence of new creation theology in the gospel of john, the resurrection of jesus being the implied eighth sign, indicating a week of creation and then a new creation beginning with the resurrection. Each i am is a description jesus gave of himself and is recorded in john s gospel. When god revealed himself to moses in the burning bush, he said to moses, i am who i am. And he said, t hus you shall say to the children of israel, i am has sent me to you. I am the good shepherd, i am the door, i am the bread of life, i am the way, the truth and the life, i am the light of the world, i am the vine, i am the resurection and the life. The seven i am sayings of jesus christ recorded in johns.
The seven i am statements of jesus in john s gospel find this and more great catholic infographics and quotes. There are eight such statements if i am with no metaphorical object is included. The seven i ams of jesus what christians want to know. The 7 times that the lord jesus said i am in johns gospel, eg. This phrase is important because it is one that god used to identify himself to moses, and the jews recognized it as a name for god. What are the seven i am statements of jesus in the gospel. Throughout the new testament, there are a number of significant. Seven sevens in johns gospel ottawa church of christ. Seven times in john s gospel jesus utters the words i am. Five of these are found in the gospel of john and two in the gospel of matthew. Mar 21, 2010 what are the seven signs and seven i am statements in the gospel of john. The seven i am statements in john grace thru faith. As the door, jesus places himself at the singular entrance to the sheepfold the place of. Thus, in judaism, i am is unquestionably understood as a name for god.
It also contains several unique literary and theological elements based on the jewish perfect number sevenseven signs and seven i am sayings. The seven signs in the gospel of st john kindle edition by kaine, kristina. The seven i am sayings of jesus from the gospel of john. In that study i showed that the focus of johns gospel is the lords judean ministry, and really only the last 21 days of that. What are the seven i am statements in johns gospel made. Apr 21, 2015 surveying the twentyone chapters of the gospel of john, it is interesting to consider the groups of seven that occur in this gospel. Theres also a lesser known group of seven statements made by jesus during his earthly ministry. The book of john the 7 signs and the 7 i ams of jesus. In john 1, he begins by telling of jesus deity and eternal nature and even how he became flesh and dwelt among us john 1.
Mar 06, 2014 although not one of the seven i am statements many recognize from the bible, the living water is worth noting as one of his titles as god. A multimedia devotional series on the i am statements of jesus in the gospel of john curated by esteban shedd in partnership with streetlights bible. The gospel of john is the only gospel that contains all seven of jesus i am statements, and each one is significant and had special meaning which only the jews could understand. As a vehicle to demonstrate that jesus was the messiah and son of god, john crafted his gospel with eight signsseven preresurrection and one postresurrection and seven i ams. Their focus is on what happens after we become believers. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The seven i am statements in john might best be understood as falling under and echoing this initial, ultimate claim of jesus. What are the seven i am statements in johns gospel made by. Seven i am metaphorical statements of jesus christ in the gospel of john.
The seven i am sayings of jesus from the gospel of john jesus said i am on seven occasions. Jan 11, 2014 seven sevens in john s gospel written by rob macrury. Each statement gives us a glimpse into gods character and what. Johns gospel confirmed that jesus was yhvh of the jews john 8. Then jesus spoke to them again, saying, i am the light of the world. The 7 symbolic days in the beginning of saint johns gospel new testament charts list list of charts. In this seven day study we will study the 7 signs of jesus, and the 7 i am statements of jesus, to demonstrate that john structured his book in a way that helps the reader see that jesus fulfills the ministry. Throughout the new testament, there are a number of significant amplifications of this. The seven i am statements of jesus in johns gospel catholic link. I am the door of the sheep learn more about the door. We have spent the past 5 weeks discussing these passages. So jesus said to them again, truly, truly, i say to you, i am the door of the sheep. In addition to these seven miracles, johns gospel contains seven i am statements. What are the seven i am statements in the gospel of john.
For john, these wonders are not just miracles, but signs that point to who jesus actually is. The seven i am statements of jesus in johns gospel find this and more great catholic infographics and quotes. Throughout the book of john, we find passages that attempt to convince readers that jesus is the messiah and the christ, as well as the divine son of god sent from heaven. Here are the seven metaphorical i am statements found in johns gospel. The 7 symbolic days in the beginning of saint john s gospel new testament charts list list of charts. Since the statement is not before abraham was i was, it is easy for some moderns reading through certain metaphysical assumptions to conclude that this is a statement of the atemporality of god, or about the nature of time in general. These seven i am sayings were written to reinstill that idea as well as give us a glimpse of the character, person, and. In the first i am statement, jesus portrays himself as the door to the sheepfold john 10. The book of john contains seven significant moments where jesus reveals a part of his character using the phrase i am. In this repetition we see the fullness of his character. There is another i am statement in the book of revelation, but these i am statements in the gospel of john point back to the old testament and also. In seven of these passages, john joins this phrase to tremendous metaphors which are expressive of jesus saving relationship toward the world. All the ot and gods redemptive acts were pointing to the coming of jesus as the godinflesh, the true and better israel, and the fulfillment of all the ot types and shadows.
The seven witnesses in the gospel of john northeast. This idea is that john recounts seven i am, sayings of. In doing so he declaring that he is the yahweh of the old testament. Nov 09, 2018 below is a list of jesus seven i am statements in the book of john. So lets explore these two aspects in relation to the i am statements of jesus.
What are the 7 i am statements and 7 i will statements. Jesus says, i am the door and i am the good shepherd. The eighth i am statement in johns gospel david bahn. Some time ago we did a study on the seven miracles in john. Jesus christs seven unique i am metaphorical statements about himself in the gospel of john have corresponding details in the circumstances of his birth, and corresponding signs miracles. In the next few weeks, i plan to look at the 21 affirmations individually beginning with the seven i am statements. As mentioned 7 times jesus specifically uses that name to define who he is, but at least 5 other times he uses i am in a separate dramatic way. In the early part of his gospel, john numbers two of his signs 2. What are the 7 i ams in the old testament and the 7 in. Whosoever will and the spirit and the bride say, come.
There are seven or eight i am statements in johns gospel depending on how you count them. In this seven day study we will study the 7 signs of jesus, and the 7 i am statements of jesus, to demonstrate that john structured his book in a way that helps. Each i am is a description jesus gave of himself and is recorded in johns gospel. Mar 05, 2017 the main theme of the discourse is the relationship of the shepherd to his sheep. Debating over the real presence with my teacher, she gave me this as one of the things refuting that jesus meant this is my body, to be taken literally. To solidify his point, john employs a trinity of sevens that demonstrate the divinity of christ. He who comes to me shall never hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. Below is a list of jesus seven i am statements in the book of john.1313 685 1059 929 1459 221 1177 1648 654 629 492 953 1010 60 408 772 576 1147 1501 1636 957 1290 1472 237 1219 699 163 1023 1327 881 922 326 458 423 302 1143 1127 1633 1018 145 1051 867 1427 1047 872 857 1493 1080