Before Abraham Was I AM – John 8:51-59
Who would Jesus say that He is? In this sermon Pastor David examines one of Jesus’ most bold claims, that He is the great I AM. Jesus is God.
51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see death.” 52 The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste death.’ 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do You make Yourself out to be?” 54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing. It is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’ 55 But you have not known Him. I know Him. If I were to say that I do not know Him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know Him and I keep His word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see My day. He saw it and was glad.” 57 So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” 58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” 59 So they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple. (John 8:51-59)