I AM Here

By Pastor Dan Williams, August 30, 2020

Big Idea: Only when you know who Jesus truly is will it transform who you truly are.

  • The best way for us to know our rescuing Savior is to listen to how he describes himself.
    • The “I am” statements reveal his glorious character to us.
    • The “I am” statements motivate us to worship Jesus for who he is.

John 6:16–21 (NLT) Jesus Walks on Water 16 That evening Jesus’ disciples went down to the shore to wait for him. 17 But as darkness fell and Jesus still hadn’t come back, they got into the boat and headed across the lake toward Capernaum. 18 Soon a gale swept down upon them, and the sea grew very rough. 19 They had rowed three or four miles when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified, ...

His disciples were SCARED TO .

v19 ...They were terrified,

His disciples were SAVED FROM

v20a ...but he called out to them, “Don’t be afraid…”

His disciples were SAVED BY (not a ghost).

v20b ...but he called out to them, “… I am here!”

What is significant about the words, I am? Why does he choose it?

  1. Jesus is pointing to the Old Testament references of God introducing himself as the “Great I am.”
  1. Jesus is identifying himself as God (Yahweh).
  1. Jesus is saying “I and the Father are one.” (10:30)

Who Does Jesus Think He Is?

  • ANSWER The God of creation with the power to calm your storm and safely deliver you home.

How, then, should we respond to this passage?

Eagerly Jesus into your boat. (v21)

Wholeheartedly Jesus in your heart.