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Rest-Assured, I Am He

January 18, 2015 Speaker: Brent Small

Topic: Betrayal Passage: John 13:18–13:30

In this sermon podcast on John 13:18-30, Pastor Brent identifies three “theological lessons: concerning the betrayal of Christ that serve to strengthen our confidence in His true identity.

As the Last Supper continue, Jesus has now finished the lesson on love modeled in the foot washing. On the very heels of this lesson, Jesus, in the Upper Room, must now disclose the details of His betrayal and the identity of His betrayer.

Jesus loves His disciples and He is concerned about their faith and confidence in Him. He knows that He is about to be betrayed by one of them and that this act could shatter their confidence in Him and all that He has taught them.

But Jesus is concerned about something even deeper, His own identity. He wants His disciples to resolute and confident that He is fully God in the flesh, the One known as “I AM.” Therefore, Jesus will now disclose what is about to take place, to strengthen the resolve of His disciples and to compel their belief in Him.

On this final Passover, Judas will now betray Jesus and again Jesus leaves a valuable lesson for His disciples and all who would follow Him.