The people who knew Jesus personally in his lifetime are not necessarily the people who came to know him best in his full significance as Son of God, says Jane Patterson in her introduction to the fall 2017 study of Jesus’ “I am” statements in the gospel of John.
John often follows the familiar stories of Jesus by a lot of reflection on their meaning. For example after the story of the feeding of the 5,000, John reflects on Jesus as the “bread of life.” That long process of reflection, says Jane, is an invitation to us, also, to invite the Holy Spirit to guide us into deeper awareness of Christ. How do we encounter Jesus as bread, water, light in our own lives?
Watch the introduction video to “Remaining in Christ – Jesus’ I am Statements in the Gospel of John,” below. For all the material in this study, go here.
For congregations and small groups, Session 1 material has been posted on this page also for use on September 10 or the week that follows.