The I Am Passages in the Gospel of John

Introduction

The Bible tells us that John was one of the twelve Apostles of Christ.  He was the son of Zebedee and the brother of James.  John, James, and Peter formed a group that were often mentioned as being with Jesus during important occasions such as the transfiguration and Gethsemane.  John was the one that Jesus entrusted His mother to for care and keeping.  In Galatians 2:9, the Apostle Paul refers to him as one of the three “pillars” in the Jerusalem Church.  John also wrote  the three Epistles of John and the book of Revelation.

John states in chapter 20, verse 31 that he wrote in order  that “you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”  The Gospel of John is the only one of the four Gospels that includes the “I Am” statements of Christ.  In order to believe that Jesus is Who He is and to have life in His name, we must know, understand, and accept what Jesus Christ says about Himself.

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