Jesus is the most sought after sage in the history of the world. His wise words have shaped the world for 2,000 years. But Jesus was more than a wise sage. His claims to being God have caused controversy and comfort. Join us for the season of Epiphany as we explore the "I Am" statements of Jesus- how that shapes our reality and how we see God.
The Bread of Life
How ofter do you wonder, "Will this satisfy me?" Whether consciously or unconsciously we're always asking this question -- from the people we meet, to the stuff we buy, to the food we eat -- we're all seeking...wondering, "Will this person/place/thing satisfy me?"
And this is the question Jesus answers when he states, "I am the bread of life."
Join us as we ask this question and hear Jesus' response, as begin our new series on the I Am statements of Jesus.
The Light of the World
Listen in us as we explore Jesus' second "I am" statement: "I am the light of the world." We'll discover rich life in these seemingly simple words that Jesus spoke hundreds of years ago. There's also deep challenge here to live the full life that God created you to live.
The Door and Good Shepherd
Many teachers throughout the ages have given us instruction in how to best live life and be pleasing to a god or gods. Jesus claims to not only teach the only way to an abundant life but to actually be the "door" by which we enter into it. A bold claim from which an important question erupts- “Why should we believe you over others Jesus?” Listen in to join the conversation as we explore Jesus’ bold claims and the lengths he is willing to go to prove them.
The Resurrection and the Life
In Jesus' announcement that, "I am the resurrection and the life," he implies something deeply profound and troubling: you'll have to die to have the life he's offering... but you can have it here and now. At first glance that doesn't make sense, but it can if we are willing to hear Jesus and see it through his eyes.
The Way The Truth The Life
Jesus said he is the way, the truth, and the life -- the only way to the Father is through him. For his followers 2,000 years ago, this was a difficult saying, and the same can be said for anyone looking to follow Jesus today -- much less anyone looking over the fence at Christianity.
Join us as we unpack what this means, and find how this "I Am" statement from Jesus is more inviting than we could ever imagine.
As we close out our series, we explore a vivid and rich passage that brings both a lot of comfort and a lot of conviction. Jesus tells us we are his and to "abide" in him. He also says that if we don't, we'll run the risk of being "cut off and burned." Pretty drastic.
Listen in as we explore how our usefulness in this world hinges on how well we understand what it means to abide in Jesus.