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Empty Promises – Part 1 – The Good Shepherd and The Gate

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Empty Promies – Part 1 – The Good Shepherd and The Gate

  We begin our investigation of the Promises of Christ and how the resurrection confirms these promises with two of the “I AM”‘s from John 10.  Here Christ declares himself to be “The Good Shepherd” that lays down his life for His sheep and “The Gate” through which all can come to be saved.  Christ makes a point to contrast himself with all others that have come before and those who are supposedly the shepherds of Isreal.  He makes two great points which relate to the resurrection: 1) He tells us that he has the authority to lay down his life and TO TAKE IT UP AGAIN and 2) I have come that they might have Life – both now and forever!  These promises are empty except for the resurrection of Christ. he cannot take his own life up if he is dead – he cannot promise us life NOW and in the FUTURE if he is dead. He arose! He is alive! He is the good shepherd!  He is the Gate!  Praise be to God!!!

Easter Series – Empty Promises

The Seven “I Am”s of John – a Proof of the Resurrected Jesus Christ

Did you know there are “empty promises” in scipture? Yes, they are empty until the resurrection – then the empty tomb reveals that they are true!  Over the next five weeks, we will be looking at what the “I Am” references in the book of John reveal about Christ as the Son of God and our messiah!  The resurrection proves what Jesus says and what has been said throughout the Old Testament about the coming Christ who would be God in the flesh. As Easter draws near, let us rejoice as the Holy Spirit brings us to the point of understanding the amazing connection between the “I Am”‘s of Jesus and the Resurrection.