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October 15, 2021 8:00 am
It's built into the nature of Dr. Tony Evans is these things simply are what they are, just like the Lord to be is causing changes in celebrating this is the alternative Dr. Tony author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative when Moses asked God would name the scribe who sent him the answer was simply I am but that simple answer really isn't so simple it all, let's join Dr. Evans as he talks about the incredible significance packed into it, God is visible in his essence. You can't see but God wanted to be see and know and experience all human so the word became flesh. According to John 114 and the only begotten God is in the bosom of the father have revealed him. John 118 Jesus Christ is the revelation of God in human terms. Today I want to talk to you about another name of Jesus. Probably my favorite context is Jesus declaring those who believe in him would never die and I can't believe Jesus is talking like this. The religious leaders who can you say that I think they say look at Abraham.
He lived 2000 years ago. He died all the prophets die.
You think you are right talking crazy like Jesus tells them know the crazy one God not be. I know and if I said that I believe in me all the time. You're not even 50 years old he died 2000 years ago. On what basis can you make such a crazy statement statement about United's Jesus gives us our name for today and it is a doozy.
Jesus looks at them and says in verse 58 truly show not show enough to befall him was so we can skip that part before it was all I thought about the day is the name before I say that they picked up stones, the killing, why would you killing such a statement because they knew would want to talk about predating Abraham said, before Abraham was, before Abraham was, I was before Abraham was, that so that they sought to kill because they knew what he was. You see, Jesus and I find his name bypasses Abraham jumps to Moses. The phrase I you have to go back to chapter 3 verses 13 because they knew that that is what Jesus was referring to when you go back and let the Bible interpret the Bible chapter 3 verse 13 we read these words. Moses said to God, behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, the God of your fathers and sent me to you. Now they may say to me what is, what shall I say God said to Moses, I who I and he said that you shall say to the sons of Israel. I am have sent some reason. What Jesus when he declared his name to be was because you using the term God use to define himself to Moses at the burning bush and exit this chapter.
Three so Jesus was the clamoring himself to be the God who actually talk to Moses just say I am that I want to say that I know what it means that he is who he declares himself to be very important that I am find me by me. I am that I am so why I am not what you want me to be what you say is self defining. Now having established that seven I am in the book of John seven times. Jesus says I am about something. John chapter 6 verse 35 is the first of the seven I am Jesus said to them, the bread of life he will comes to me will not hunger you will believes in me will never thirst is talking about the Old Testament, it will business when the bread of life came down from heaven called so what Jesus is saying is what God that you physically in the wilderness. My job is to feed you spiritually in your day-to-day life satisfaction for internal life and I am no substance for living this life. So he says I am secondly Jesus spoke to them again. Say I am the light of the world you will follow me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. Jesus says on the bread. I preacher but I'm also the life out of your life but you got to be following because of you going your way. I'm going to not way you will get lost and you will be in the dark and one of the worst were to be blinded when you blinded not know what that means you trying to make it on your trip and all over the place and everything everybody he says, but if you let me be the nation of your life, you will find the way to go to if you are here today and you don't have direction or clarity, but you wanted and you wanted from God said you gotta follow me. You got to find out what I say what I think you gotta do that regardless of what your peeps say what the processes is the big one.
Regardless of what you think. Chapter 10 verse seven truly truly show nuptial enough, I say to you, the door of the sheep shepherds have a date the door with the she could enter and he says if you come through me.
Verse nine. If anyone summarizing anyone that means include you. If anyone enters through me. He will be say okay go to heaven.
But that's not all he will go in and out to find freedom and you'll find pastor I will satisfy says if you come through me. If you if you stop going around me.
If you stop going over me on the stop skipping me if you will make make your way to me. I am out of the door to save you for eternity majority give you this freedom in history and I am the door to bring you satisfaction for your life who has to give you that for free. All three because my name is I am the next IM he says in chapter 10 versus 1114 I am the good ship the good shepherd lays down his life Richey. That's the cross. 14 I am the good shepherd and I know my own and my own no chapter 11 verse 25 I am the resurrection and the life he will believes in me will live, even if you guys, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this lattice is this guy Jesus M.and mom goes to watch this now theology because in the previous purchases.
I know he will rise again on resurrection day been the church of read my theology books I know will rise again because that's what I learned theology class class. Jesus is all what you don't have all the theology of sister girl I am the resurrection never went theology will give you information is called the milk of the word the milk of the word. If information that God has revealed so we study the Bible, the milk of the word get you started, but it doesn't take you growth. He says you gotta move from the milk to the meat of the word of the word is taking the milk of the word and using it in life. When the milk is utilize it then gets to become meat or what he calls solid food.
That's why people can go to church every week through Sunday the fifth to waive the figure and see no change take place in their life because their banking on information and the milk will not give you a get you started, but you got a graduate committee and milk only goes to me when utilized. You quoted me the theology Martha. Let me tell you what the theology of design the show you this time show you are. As Jesus says in John chapter 5, the Scriptures are speaking to driving me so if you're in formation doesn't grow to a relationship that it is data that are keeping you in a crib. More about the personal relational side of the great I am when Dr. Evans continues his message just a moment. Stay with us and some adventure to your family time and impart spiritual truths to your kids with a library of books from Dr. Tony Evans specifically geared toward children written for children only help you teach your kids for five depend on the Lord and spark joy in their hearts for him, all the while enjoying time together as a family.
You'll find Scripture to memorize internal problems and practical applications for the whole family to put into practice. But most importantly you have a way to spend an intentional time with your kids having fun and enjoying each other learn chemical truth together explore Dr. Evans line kids books today and start them on the path to discovering what it really means to live faithfully for Jesus and find out more about the complete line of kids Tony Evans.Ward, and that's also where you can go to receive a full-length copy of today's message. The sermon is a part of the four volume collection of messages spending 40 years of ministry. The urban alternative, recalling at the Tony Evans top 40 right now will send you volumes three and four of this powerful set is our way of saying thanks for your investment in us which enables us to continue investing in you that's 20 full-length messages including several we won't be able to present on the air this time around to get your copy. Just visit Tony Evans.org you can make all the arrangements for either the CD said or the digital downloads that's Tony Evans.org or call us at 1-800-800-3222 our resource center is open 24 seven. Once again, that's 1-800-800-3222. I'll repeat that information for you after part two of today's message and this portion of the church where they believed Golgotha that the greatest person ever took place. Tony Evans travels to Israel to experience firsthand the places Jesus wanted preached and ministered while on earth, you're invited to relive his inspirational journey in upcoming big screen church unseated hearing sitting in the temple more than just a captivating travel.
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Now in chapter 14 six way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father but through me.
I am the way and the truth that I am the light. I am the way, I know where I'm going.
Most of us hope we know where we we desire to go somewhere with a life of my career without plan says I know the way I do have to get GPS all over all uppity all I know where I am going. I know the way the way to eternity and then the way for living your life. That's what he concludes with the true I'm not a true I'm not one among many true good goes back I think stuff, not a truth I am the truth. I know my truth. No, unless your truth agrees with the truth.
You believe in a lot in the lies you. Many people believing a lot as real to them know you need an objective truth. Jesus is the truth. I am the standard by which reality is measured. So save yourself some time. When I say and adjust your thinking to it because if you're Christian you have the mind of Christ. I am the true committee says and I am the life you want to live my way way you have life is my life finally says in John 15 verses one and verse five, these words are true about my father is the mind by and you are the branches. He will abide in me and I he bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing since I am the one by abide in me staying with me fruit exists for the benefit of somebody else. So when the last time somebody wanted to combine a life because they see Jesus doing so much in my want to get a piece of fruit is the only food that eats itself so you all about you only about you is about me myself and I want you to be saints. Okay yeah I am what I do with this. Will I do with this I am this wing God told Moses my name is it was in the midst of a contradiction. It was a burning bush burning bushes contradiction. If abortion is on fire and the means of staying green accents when he saw the contradiction he went over to the bush. When he got close to the Bush he heard God call his name Moses. Moses take off your shoes the ground on which a standard photograph, the best time to experience the I am Jesus is when things are making sense in your life when you question why you're trying you're trying to rebalance and it's contradictory you can't make sense of the hearing called me to reveal himself to reveal he revealed his purpose is to go to Pharaoh to let my people go. He gave him a reason for living.
He gave them his purpose in living things about his purpose is purpose was bigger than anything you could because if this was this was a big deal to tell Pharaoh let my people going to leave the children of Israel, so what you get to hear when you go into God's presence, especially when life is not making sense things crisscross and you try to do the right thing. Psalm chapter 9 verse 10 says that when you know God's name trusted John 18 get ready to arrest Jesus all the Roman soldiers. They come to arrest Jesus they come to rest is like a box and they said that when looking for Jesus the baron said I and the Bible says Jesus said I am almost all just fell back and collapsed on the ground was overwhelmed I don't know what you don't know what situation is that you don't know what difficulty is facing you, but we may run into the great I am the backdrop they got the backdrop only get told the story of the girls became darling open up a bank account with the money we give you for the allowances is how you write a check and I want to start saving. This is okay dad, so she writes out a check to deposit in the back.
She deposits the check in the bank. She comes back a week later, Christ that day I was saving the buying by the bike is in trouble with such a large bank in the nation, so it can't be gone.
But what makes you think the bank is going broke and pulled out the check.
She said that sufficient the checks that sufficient thought to widen the bank that didn't have the money okay to take a while widen the blanket didn't have the money, the check she wrote on the check and read insufficient joy, insufficient peace, sufficient power, insufficient happiness sufficient life is really is not because the bank can happen because you're not to God required you to save him K that involve because last time that name is Diane and I made.
I am what you mean, what is lacking simply with me. You can start your walk with Jesus today by receiving his forgiveness and letting your life to him. Doesn't matter what you've done or how good a person you might be. It's all about what Jesus did on the cross.
And despite what people sometimes say the Bible makes it clear there's no other way to heaven. 20. Would love to tell you how that relationship can be yours visit Tony Evans.org today and follow the link that says Jesus you find answers to your questions. Simple prayer can change your life and free follow-up resources well if you want to have a copy of today's message to review on your own or pass along to her friend. It comes as a part of our current featured resource Tony Evans top 40. As I mentioned earlier, all 20 messages in volumes three and four. This collection our gift to you. When you make a contribution to help us keep Tony's teaching on the station described by Tony Evans.org or you can get all the details and make your donation online again that's Tony Evans.org or you can call our 24 hour resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our team members help with your request, we all learned recently how easily our idea of normal life can be turned upside down. But on Monday Dr. Evans will explain that even though the world can offer us any real lasting hope for the future. Our eternity is secure with God right now though he's back with his final word for today for lunch yesterday and I am this is God speaks in the Old Testament, but he is the personal God for you right now if you received him as your Savior and you are following him as your Lord and you have access to the alternative, Dr. Tony Evans celebrating 40 years of generous contribution. Listeners like you