The Gospel Of John 's Gospel Essay

1084 Words Dec 12th, 2016 5 Pages
John’s Gospel is set out to prove that Jesus Christ is God. God came in human flesh as Jesus Christ to show His people His great works through miracles and teachings. During Jesus’ time on this earth, He used the claim “I AM” to describe himself throughout all His teachings. The Gospel of John shows at least eight different times Jesus says this. Seven of these claims were accompanied by signs to back up His words. This paper is going to discuss one of these “I AM” statements, “I am the Resurrection and the life” in John 11:25.
First, we must speak of how this statement came about. There was a man, from Bethany, named Lazarus who was very sick. Lazarus was the brother of Mary and Martha and a friend to Jesus. Martha and Mary sent word to Jesus that Lazarus was very sick. Jesus stated, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” When Jesus arrives to see Lazarus, Lazarus had already passed and been in the tomb for four days. This means that the smell and decay has already started. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Jesus assures her by saying, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha believes that he will at the last day at the resurrection. Jesus responds by saying, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in my will live, even though he dies and whoever lives and believes in my will never die. Do you believe this?” Martha did believe that Jesus…

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