Devotional

The Resurrection of Christ: Cornerstone of Faith

August 10, 2020

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead really is the cornerstone of the Christian faith and what truly sets Jesus apart as unique. Christianity stands or falls on the reality of the resurrection. Once again, I’m compelled to say that it’s hard to believe there are so-called theologians who deny the resurrection but still […]

The Death of Christ

August 3, 2020

The death of Jesus of Nazareth is truly unique; it is unlike any other death. The Bible tells us that Jesus died in our place, not merely in a physical sense, but He died in our place in the greater spiritual sense. He died the death of a sinner under the wrath of God for […]

I AM

July 27, 2020

I AM. John 8:58 I’ve saved this I AM statement for last because it is the most profound thing Jesus ever said. How is that possible, in light of all that we’ve already considered? A little background on this declaration of Jesus will, I think, explain it. As Jesus was disputing with the Jewish leaders, […]

The True Vine

July 20, 2020

I am the true vine. John 15:1 In this statement, Jesus is declaring that it’s only through being connected to Him that we can live a spiritually and eternally productive life. Do we even think of life in those terms these days? Some certainly think of being productive members of society, being productive vocationally, or […]

The Way, Truth, and Life

July 13, 2020

I am the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6 Some years ago, I was traveling by train from London to Oxford and sat next to a man who I spent the journey talking with. In our conversation, we came around to discussing the subject of truth. He insisted there was no such thing […]

The Resurrection and Life

July 6, 2020

I am the resurrection and the life. John 11:25 Jesus’s claim to be the resurrection and the life is so radical that it does not allow the hearer to hold a neutral position concerning Him. As C. S. Lewis said, there are only three possibilities with Jesus: He is a liar, a lunatic, or the […]

The Good Shepherd

June 29, 2020

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 10:11 Sheep are one of the only animals that cannot take care of themselves. They have no homing instincts and are therefore easily lost. They have no defensive skills and are therefore easy prey. They have no sense of danger […]

The Door

June 22, 2020

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved.” John 10:9 Thus far in our series, Jesus has proclaimed to bread and light, two essentials things for life and growth. In verse 9, Jesus makes another bold statement: He claims to be the only entryway into a relationship with God. He […]

The Light of the World

June 15, 2020

“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12 As we continue our look at the “I Am” statements of Jesus, notice that He does not claim to be merely a Light but the Light of the World. The idea […]

The Bread of Life

June 8, 2020

Jesus’ emphasis upon Himself clearly comes across in what commonly are called the “I AM” statements of Christ. These statements are recorded in John’s Gospel. “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” John 6:35 How astounding and how unlike anything […]