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Christian Gedge

The Resurrection and the Life



READING: John 11:17-27


  • I AM the Bread of Life
  • I AM the Light of the World
  • I AM the Door

a/ Attributing to himself the name of God. (Exodus 3: 11-15)

God said to Moses, "I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'" God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers-the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob-has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation." (Exodus 3: 11-15)

b/ Awesome power in confessing who he is. (John 18:1-6)

I AM the Resurrection and the Life:

Doesn't matter who we are - we die.

"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Matt 16:26 NASB)

But in the midst of futility Jesus Christ ...

He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies

Martha was referring to this: (John 11:24)


"So it is with the resurrection of the dead. [The body] that is sown is perishable and decays, but [the body] that is resurrected is imperishable (immune to decay, immortal). It is sown in dishonor and humiliation; it is raised in honor and glory. It is sown in infirmity and weakness; it is resurrected in strength and endued with power." (1 Cor 15:42-43 Amp)

And whoever lives and believes in me will never die

Jesus was referring to this:

"In him was life, and that life was the light of men." (John 1:4) " God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. (1Jn 5:12)

Do you believe this?

"I AM ..." Do you believe this?

Martha: "Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world." (John 11:27)

Peter: "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." (Matt. 16: 16)

Thomas: "Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!" (John 20:28)

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." (John 11:25-26)

Chris Gedge

Jesus said, "I AM the Resurrection and the Life"