The I Am Sayings of Jesus, Part 2 - Before Abraham was, I Am

Passage:John 8:32-59

Preacher: Ben Phillips

Series: The I Am Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John

Category: Bible Study

We continue in our Lenten sermon series on the I Am sayings of Jesus. In today's sermon we explore Jesus' claim, "Before Abraham was, I Am" (John 8:58). Building on the idea that these sayings are tremendous claims about who Jesus is and what he has done, that they are more than mere religious relics, that must challenge and lay claim to our lives as well. We must wrestle with the claims of the one in whom our faith is placed. To better understand this passage we must know the rich Old Testament context behind Jesus' claim, we must have a grasp of the larger conversation or debate which precedes this saying, and we must discern what impact Jesus' claim should have on us today.