Painting the Portrait of Jesus: The “I Am” Word Pictures Revealing the Jesus We Follow
Gospel of John Bible Study
Book #2 in the “New to the Bible” series.
8 Lessons—Short and easy for anyone new to the Bible
Would you like a portrait of Jesus?
Painting the Portrait of Jesus views the self-portrait of Jesus using His seven “I am” statements in the gospel of John. Discover amazing things about Jesus that will satisfy the spiritual hunger in your soul and answer one of the most asked questions of all time, “What does Jesus look like?” He answers that question through His own descriptions of Himself.
Painting the Portrait of Jesus is the ideal way to learn who Jesus is, how He meets your needs, and why you can trust Him enough to follow Him. Don’t wait! Get to know Him now.
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After I studied Painting the Portrait of Jesus, I was picking my daughter up who was in distress. So, I decided to wear orange to declare her safety. Driving to the station, there were a lot of orange cones along the road as well as orange cars and orange pictures that reminded me of her safety in Christ. The Bible coming alive in day-to-day. (Yvonne)
I am the leader of our monthly Bible Study group whose members range from 60-91. Although this study is easy for some of our group, it is always worthwhile and rewarding to go back to the basics. (Eleanor)
I’ve been leading this study for two groups. It’s been so good to get this view into Jesus’ own words and what it means for our lives today.
The gospel of John was written by one of Jesus’ disciples named John. This was not the same one as John the Baptist. The John who wrote the gospel was with Jesus throughout Jesus’ life and ministry so he wrote as an eyewitness to what he saw and heard.
That’s one of the most asked questions of all time. Jesus doesn’t have a Facebook page or pics posted on Instagram. But, in the gospel of John, you get something better than even social media posts. You get a look at the self-portrait of Jesus in His own words-His seven “I am” statements. Think of it as an autobiography of Jesus that you can “like,” “friend,” & “follow” as you discover amazing things that He proclaims about Himself. And, what Jesus tells about Himself and the relationship you can enjoy through faith in Him will satisfy the spiritual hunger in your soul.
The “I Am’s” are statements that Jesus made in the gospel of John. They are called the “I Am’s” because each one of them starts with the same 2 words, “I am.” Then, Jesus follows the words “I am” with a phrase to describe Himself to those who are listening. There are 7 specific “I Am” statements in the gospel of John.
If you are new to Bible Study, start with something designed especially for anyone who is new to the Bible. Look for basic lessons with simple questions with easy-to-understand terms and applications. My “Graceful Beginning Series” of short and easy Bible study books are designed especially for anyone who is new to the Bible.
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