Most of us are on a quest to figure out "life" -- what it means to truly live. In this pursuit, we typically focus first on ourselves. What am I supposed to do to find and experience life? But what if this quest for life is really a pursuit of identity -- and only secondarily our identity? What if the most important dimension in this quest for life is how well we truly know the identity of Another? 

Life is found in the one true God who reveals himself as "I am." We cannot truly live unless we're becoming who we're meant to be -- and we cannot become who we're meant to be unless we know him as he truly is.

Jesus makes seven profound "I am" statements in the Gospel of John. With his "I am" sayings, Jesus is claiming to be the ultimate revelation of God to us. Each of Jesus' "I am" sayings has a "you are" implication regarding our experience of life. Our response to God's self-disclosure in Christ determines whether we will truly live. Our chance at the life we deeply long for is wrapped up in how deeply we know this One who calls himself "I Am."

August 21
      Lincoln:  Exodus 3:1-15 - Introduction to "I Am, You Are" Series

August 28
      Lincoln:  John 6:25-48 - "I Am the Bread of Life"
      Midtown:  Exodus 3:1-15 - Introduction to "I Am, You Are" Series

September 4
      Lincoln:  John 8:12-20 - "I Am the Light of the World" 
      Midtown:  John 6:25-48 - "I Am the Bread of Life"

September 11
      Lincoln:  John 10:7-10 - "I Am the Door of the Sheep"
      Midtown:  John 8:12-20 - "I Am the Light of the World"

September 18
      Lincoln:  John 10:11-18 - "I Am the Good Shepherd" 
      Midtown:  John 10:7-10 - "I Am the Door of the Sheep"

September 25
      Lincoln:  John 11:17-27 - "I Am the Resurrection and the Life"
      Midtown:  John 10:11-18 - "I Am the Good Shepherd"

October 2
      Combined Worship Service at Foellinger Auditorium on the Quad

October 9
      Lincoln:  John 14:1-7 - "I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life"
      Midtown:  John 11:17-27 - "I Am the Resurrection and the Life"

October 16
      Lincoln:  John 15:1-11 - "I Am the True Vine"
      Midtown:  John 14:1-7 - "I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life"

October 23
      Midtown:  John 15:1-11 - "I Am the True Vine"

Sermons in this series