Sunday, November 12, 2023
I Am the Resurrection and the Life | Baptism Sunday
This is our sixth week of our series called “I Am” where we have been exploring the 7 “I Am” statements of Jesus throughout the gospel of John. John’s gospel is focused on introducing the person and purpose of Jesus which he does through these “I Am” statements. Each statement not only reveals the true identity of Jesus, but also serves as an invitation to respond to the type of relationship that Jesus the “I Am” offers each of us. This week we will learn how Jesus is the resurrection and the life a direct response to the greatest enemy of all; death.
The antidote to the fear of death is an understanding of the Resurrection and what it means to us as believers. When we die, we go to be with Jesus. However, this is not the final state of the believer. Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope for our own future resurrection from the dead where our old bodies will be recreated to be like Jesus’ resurrected body.