Seven chapters on each of the 'I am' sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ from John's gospel. Here is the one who 'Before Abraham was, I am'; seemingly, grammatically incorrect, yet confronting us with enormous truths about who Jesus is. Here is a reminder of how God revealed himself to Moses in Exodus 3:14 - and Jesus applies that to himself! The author says 'these seven sayings are full and deep and rich with meaning and significance'.
In the foreword, Geoff Thomas says, 'There is none like Christ. None at all! None other is God and man, two natures in one person. None other has the love, grace and heart of Jehovah Jesus. The sight of him is so breath-taking that we turn aside at an opportunity that a glimpse of him affords. We cease looking at the most precious things in the universe to gaze and gaze at him. We know little of him, miserably little. It is our duty and privilege to behold him, and it is the duty and privilege of each of his preachers to show him to us. Sirs, we plead with them, we would see Jesus. Let us contemplate Christ, and let his servants magnify him before us.
Iain D Campbell, is a native of the Isle of Lewis in North West Scotland, where he is currently pastor of the Free Church of Scotland congregation in Point. He is also Adjunct Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, and enjoys reading history and studying theology, and have been blogging mainly about the Christian faith, but about other subjects too.
"When Christ said, 'Before Abraham was, I am,' he declared himself to be the transcendent, eternal Lord beyond all comprehension. But Jesus also taught us that he is near to us in seven more 'I am' statements: 'I am...' the bread, the light, the door, and the vine. Iain Campbell's meditations help us to eat the bread, see the light, enter the door, follow the shepherd, experience the resurrection, travel the way and abide in the vine that Christ is. take, read and discover that Christ really is all that you need." - Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI.