Introduction. 

This series focuses on the “I AM” statements Jesus made, recorded in the Gospel of John. Even by itself, the phrase “I AM” was incendiary. That was the name of God revealed to Moses (Exodus 3). When Jesus referred to himself this way, people tried to kill him for blaspheming (John 8:58-59). Seven other times, Jesus attached a descriptor to this phrase. Each of those descriptions reveals something significant about his identity and character. If you want to know who Jesus is, learn the I AMs. If you want to become more like Jesus, live the I AMs.

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SERIES TITLE: I AM

PART FIVE: The Way, the Truth and the Life

TEXT:  John 14:1-12

SPEAKER: Tony Svendsen, GO Pastor

INTRODUCTION.

This series focuses on the “I AM” statements Jesus made, recorded in the Gospel of John. Even by itself, the phrase “I AM” was incendiary. That was the name of God revealed to Moses (Exodus 3). When Jesus referred to himself this way, people tried to kill him for blaspheming (John 8:58-59). Seven other times, Jesus attached a descriptor to this phrase. Each of those descriptions reveals something significant about his identity and character. If you want to know who Jesus is, learn the I AMs. If you want to become more like Jesus, live the I AMs.

DISCUSSION.

What is something you believed early in your life, but think about differently not?

EXAMINATION. 

Vv. 1 What does it mean to “believe” in God/Jesus?

V.v. 2-3 What is the most significant aspect about the place Jesus is preparing for us?

Vv. 3-5 Why do you think there was confusion amongst the disciples about knowing the way?

Vv. 6-7 Does Jesus being the way, the truth and life exclude other ways or religions leading to the Father?  In what way do we see the Father in Jesus?

Vv. 12 What are the things we could do to do greater works that Jesus?

APPLICATION.

  • It’s becoming very common for people to say there are many ways to heaven.  How does that contrast with Jesus declaration in Vv 6?
  • How do we communicate this message of Jesus being the only way to a world that wants to believe it’s more loving for God to allow other ways to Him?
  • How should be balance out the promise of being with Jesus in the place He is preparing and Him telling us we would do greater things than Him?
  • What is Jesus asking you to believe that you need to confirm today?
  • Fact: What is a key truth that you understood from this passage?
  • React: What did you feel?
  • Act: What are you going to do?