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Gospel of John:

Gospel of John—before Abraham was born, I am!

August 2, 2019 Lucy Weil Evening

This statement is not usually counted among the seven classic ‘I am’ statements, which is odd, because in some ways this is the most significant. This otherwise grammatically awkward statement refers back to Exodus 3, in which God is talking to Moses at the burning bush. Moses asks God who he should say sent him, and God simply says ‘I am’. When Jesus claims to be of the same name… you kind of get how outrageous that is when the Pharisees want to kill him on the spot! So what does this mean, and how does this change our picture of who Jesus is?

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