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The True Vine - Oct 1, 2022
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Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. - “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.” (John 15:1) This seventh and last “I am” statement of Jesus in John’s gospel was made immediately prior to His earthly departure. Although He was...

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Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. - “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) The context of Jesus’ sixth “I am” statement in John’s gospel is the discourse in which...

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Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. - “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” (John 11:25) The backdrop to this fifth “I am” declaration of Jesus in John’s gospel is the death of...

The Good Shepherd - Sep 28, 2022
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Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. - “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11) This verse contains the fourth “I am” statement of Jesus in John’s gospel. It’s given in the same discourse in which...

Door of the Sheep - Sep 27, 2022
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Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. - “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.” (John 10:7) Jesus was not just making another notable “I am” statement in this verse but also putting forth a sober warning. This warning is related to...

Light of the World - Sep 26, 2022
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Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. - “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12) We live in a dark and sin-cursed world that seems to be...

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Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. - “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger.” (John 6:35) This verse is the first of seven “I am” statements of Jesus in John’s gospel that vividly describe His...

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Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. - “Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68) The Lord Jesus had just given a hard message to the Jews in the synagogue, where He introduced Himself as “the living bread which came down from...

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Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. - “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4) In Matthew 4:1-4 we are told Jesus was “led up of the Spirit into the...

Our Great I AM - Jul 14, 2022
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Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. - “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” (Exodus 3:14) This verse is part of an answer to Moses’ question of what to tell the...

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