Defining Jesus

May 21, 2023 - June 28, 2023

The world has a lot to say about who Jesus is—but who does JESUS say He is? In this series, we'll unpack the "I AM" statements we see Jesus make in the Bible. Each statement will help us define who Jesus is (in His own words) and what that means for us.
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The Good Shepherd | Chase Gardner

A good shepherd leads from the front, creates trust, and invites the sheep to follow. A good shepherd protects, provides, cares, and defends. In John 10:14, Jesus says “I am the good shepherd,” and in the first week of the series, Teaching Pastor Chase Gardner helps us understand what that means.

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The Light | Chase Gardner

Sometimes it’s easier to keep the lights off than to see things for what they really are. But Jesus came to light the way down a better path, toward a better life. In week two, Chase Gardner shares what Jesus meant when He said, “I am the light of the world.”

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The Way, Truth, & Life | Chase Gardner

Where do you turn when your life is filled with pain and suffering? When you’re lost, how do you find the way home? In this third “I am” statement, Jesus promises that He is the way, truth, and the life that will keep us steady through the storms.

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The Bread of Life | Léonce Crump

After trying nearly every earthly means you can imagine, there was only one thing that ever truly satisfied Léonce Crump’s gnawing hunger for more. The Senior Pastor of Renovation Church joins us in week 4 for a look at true satisfaction and what Jesus really meant when He said “I am the bread of life.”

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The Resurrection & The Life | Ayren Nelson

No one likes a spoiler, right? But the truth is, the Bible is pretty clear about how it all ends—and it’s good! Middle School Ministry’s Ayren Nelson takes the stage in week 5 to talk about Jesus as the resurrection and the life.

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The True Vine | Duane Calvin

Grapes can only grow when they’re connected to the vine—the vine is what sustains life and makes it possible for fruit to grow. In the same way, humans need connection—not just any connection, but really a deep connection with Jesus. In the final week of the series, Duane Calvin shares what Jesus meant when He said, “I am the true vine.”