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A member of Chicago church.

He Is the Life

Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.’ (John 11:25)

Jesus is the Lord of life. What does it mean to us that Jesus is the resurrection and the life? On the day before His crucifixion, Jesus told His disciples, “Because I live, you will live also” (John 14:19). After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His believers several times. By proving to them that He had risen from the dead, He gave them confidence in their own resurrection. Because Jesus arose from the dead, He has the power to raise us from the dead. This gives us hope for our own resurrection and eternal life.

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He Is the Way

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)

From the time a person believes in Jesus Christ, he embarks on a journey of faith. For the rest of his life, he lives with the hope that when his life comes to the end, he will enter heaven to be with God forever. In our life journey, while we walk the pilgrim pathway, we definitely want to think of returning to our heavenly home. We all know what the way is for returning to our heavenly home as Jesus said it very clearly in the Bible. The way to heaven is through Jesus Christ Himself. How do we walk on the way of Jesus?

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He Is the True Vine

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)

Jesus Christ is the true vine; the Father is the vinedresser, and we are the branches. This is an apt analogy of our relationship with the Lord Jesus. How does this relationship affect us? What does our Father expect of us who are believers of Christ? How can we live up to His expectations?

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He Is the Good Shepherd

I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. (John 10:14)

Among the various images of Jesus Christ depicted in the Bible, Jesus as the good Shepherd is the one that I have loved most since my childhood. Hymns that describe the stories and the relationships of the good Shepherd and His sheep are also my favorite.

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He Is the Light

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (Jn 8:12)

Jesus Christ is the light of the world. How is Jesus the light in our life? When we follow Jesus Christ, the light of the world, we can avoid walking blindly and falling into sin. He lights the path ahead of us so we can see how to live and how to find purpose, fulfillment, and satisfaction in life and in Him. Jesus Christ is the true light; He helps us see our way to God and shows us how to walk along that way.

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