"Matt Rawle, the master of discerning connections between Christ and culture, turns now to explore with us how Jesus pioneered how to know the heart of God via the most basic icons of his own culture. Symbols in stories matter, and Matt guides us into Jesus’ with aplomb, wisdom, and joy."

 

—James Howell, Senior Pastor, Myers Park United Methodist Church

 


Jesus Revealed:

The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John

By Matt Rawle

  

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Discover Jesus' character through the "I Am" statements in Jesus Revealed by pastor and author Matt Rawle.

 

Light. Bread. Shepherd. Life. The Gospel of John uses these and other symbols to paint a picture of who Jesus is. Through the "I Am" statements Jesus describes himself with rich images, showing us that he is both fully human and fully divine and calling us as his followers.

In Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John, author Matt Rawle explores the "I Am" statements in John as works of art that resonate throughout the Gospel and all of Scripture. He shows how these words point beyond themselves to the deep mystery of Jesus Christ. Join Matt on this journey and experience the profound truth at the heart of the I Am statements: that Jesus is light and life, and he calls us to himself and offers us the hope of resurrection.


Chapter topics include:
1. I am the bread of life (John 6:48)
2. I am the light of the world (John 8:12)
3. I am the good shepherd (John 10:11)
4. I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25)
5. I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6)
6. I am the true vine (John 15:1)

Components for the six-week study include a book, comprehensive Leader Guide, DVD/Video sessions featuring Matt Rawle.


Jesus Revealed Art Images

 

John’s gospel is a work of art. Matt Rawle asked his friend, Louisiana-based artist Sarah Duet, what the “I Am” statements looked like to her as an artist. What she offered in return left him breathless. Matt Rawle and Abingdon Press have partnered with Sarah Duet to create six works of art based on the “I Am” statements, to offer a richer experience and understanding of the symbolic images Jesus used to reveal himself in John’s Gospel. View the images below, and learn more about Sarah’s work at www.sarahduet.com.

 


More Praise for Jesus Revealed

Reading Jesus’ “I Am” statements in the Gospel of John can be mystifying, yet much like the gospel writer himself author Matt Rawle is able uncover a deeper meaning from these powerful metaphors.  Jesus Revealed invites the reader to step into the ordinary work of God’s extraordinary creation. Calling out the artist within, readers will find their own stories inside these powerful declarations – illuminating a Jesus we’ve always known but perhaps never fully embraced.  Jesus Revealed is a must-read for anyone ready to discover the inexhaustible experience of God’s profound love. 

– Rachel Billups, Pastor and Author of Be Bold: Finding Your Fierce


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Jesus Revealed Sample - Introduction and Chapter One

Matt Rawle

Matt Rawle is Lead Pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City, Louisiana. Matt is an international speaker who loves to tell an old story in a new way, especially at the intersection of pop culture and the church. He is the author of Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of Luke as well as The Pop in Culture Series, which includes The Heart that Grew Three Sizes, The Faith of a Mockingbird, Hollywood Jesus, The Salvation of Doctor Who, The Redemption of Scrooge, What Makes a Hero?, and The Gift of the Nutcracker.