The Divine I Ams

In Episode Twenty-nine through Episode Thirty-five in the AIC Bible Study Video series, New Testament: Gospels, now linked on the Bible Study/New Testament page, I explore twelve examples of Jesus’ use of the Greek ego eimi, I Am, to demonstrate that He is the same I Am who spoke to Moses on Mt. Sinai in Exodus 3:13, 14: “I Am the Existing One” (SAAS text). Based on Greek sources, in these seven episodes I go beyond the traditional Western Church recognition of the number of I Am declarations. Early Church context and commentary is provided for each usage. The Fourth Edition of the series includes new illustrations and expanded commentary and cross-reference to Other AIC Resources, including the new book, The Gospel of John: Annotated & Illustrated, which is the first of four Gospel books to be published in the AIC Bookstore.

I Am [He] Who speaks to thee (to the Samaritan Woman at the Well of Jacob) – John 4:26
I Am. Fear Not (calming words to the Disciples at Sea) – John 6:20 (Greek text 6:27b)
I Am the Bread of Life – John 6:35, 48
I Am the Living Bread – John 6:51
I Am the Light of the World – John 8:12
I Am from Above – John 8:23
Before Abraham was, I Am – John 8:58
I Am the Door – John 10:7, 9
I Am the Good Shepherd – John 10:11, 14
I Am the Resurrection & the Life (to Martha of Bethany) – John 11:25
I Am the Way, the Truth & the Life (to Martha of Bethany) – John 14:6
I Am the True Vine (to the Disciples on Maundy Thursday) – John 15:1

In the next group of episodes, Thirty-six to Thirty-nine, I explore the Seven Signs in the Gospel of John, five of which are unique to the Gospel of John.

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Anglican Internet Church

Fr. Shibley retired from pulpit ministry at Epiphany A.D. 2014. Since then he has devoted his spare time to this online ministry producing videos, podcasts and books explaining traditional Christian theology and liturgy in layman's language with a minimum of technical or theological terms, and making them available either free or at reasonable cost.

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