Yesterday here we discussed how Jesus freaked everyone out by flipping over tables, scattering coins and driving people and animals out of the temple courts with a whip.
Not surprisingly, the religious leaders weren’t too happy with Jesus. That triggered this all-important exchange:
We’re taking a deeeeep dive into this rather provocative question: Who did Jesus say he is?
We started with these three answers: Son of Man, Son of God and Messiah.
Now we’re in the midst of eight “I am” statements Jesus made that further define who he is. The first four: the Bread of Life, the Light of the World, the Gate and the Good Shepherd.
Today’s “I am” is embedded in a story about a man named Lazarus.
After his resurrection, Jesus first appeared to his disciples as they were huddled and hiding in a locked room. He then appeared to them again by the Sea of Galilee.
Here’s an eyewitness account: