One of the “I AM” statements found in the Gospel of John is “I AM the light of the world.” Unlike the other “I AM” sayings, Jesus said this phrase two times (8:12; 9:5), but his usage of “I AM” happens in back-to-back narratives. The first usage of this phrase takes place during the narrative of the adulterous woman. The story actually begins a chapter previous where the Fest of Tabernacles is first mentioned. The Feast of Tabernacles is a joyous celebration where ...
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...into the dark. God showed himself countless times to Israel, yet He never sent them the one that they had been waiting for. However, God eventually sent Jesus. Jesus was sent to be the light that would shine into the darkness. Jesus would be the one to bring the spiritually blind into the marvelous light of grace. Jesus showed his deity in part by healing the blind man physically as well as saving the adulterous woman, but He showed his full deity when he saved the soul.
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Morris, Leon. Jesus is the Christ. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 1989.
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