When Moses encountered the burning bush on the backside of a mountain, he encountered God in a special way and “God called to him from within the bush.” It was no accident. It was not coincidence. Moses didn’t just stumble upon the Lord, but the Lord had planned this very moment to orchestrate deliverance for His people. In the middle of this encounter, Moses realizes he needs to know who God is, and asks for the Name of God so he may represent him.
“God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.'” Exodus 3:14 NIV
Unchangeable, everlasting, and yet intimate… God chose to reveal his nature to Moses when he gave His Name, and he is still revealing his nature today through His eternal word. Thousands of years later, the Lord is still speaking to us, and still drawing us to himself, if we will listen.
In the Gospel of John, Jesus gives seven statements about His character and nature that begin with “I AM.” Scripture is constantly revealing the nature of God, but these powerful images of who God is, revealed by God himself, have a unique way of pulling us into his heart.
- I am the bread of life
- I am the light of the world
- I am the gate for the sheep
- I am the good shepherd
- I am the resurrection and the life
- I am the way, the truth and the life
- I am the true vine
Join us on a journey to discover what God reveals about himself in the “I AM” statements of Jesus.