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Episode 3 | January 15, 2024
Lisa Brenninkmeyer and Laura Phelps

Join us for Episode 3 in our seven-week series, Encountering Jesus Personally. In this week's episode, Lisa and Laura dive into the Gospel of John, focusing on the famous I AM statement, “I am the door.” Each time we find Jesus saying, “I am,” He is giving us a glimpse into what He’s like. He’s revealing something about His character. Are you looking to people to know God’s love for you? Do you base your worth on what others think or how many “likes” you get on our Instagram post? Where do you go to feel satisfied if not Jesus? Join Lisa and Laura as they unpack today’s Scripture and apply it to our daily lives.

Open your Heart to our key Scripture. 
John 10:7: I am the door.

Open your Bible to other Scriptures referenced in this episode. 
John 9:2–3: “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him.”
John 9:5: I am the light of the world.
John 9:39: Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”
John 10:7–10: Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them. I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” 
Matthew 9:12–13: Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick…I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
Revelation 3:20: Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
Ephesians 2:13–14: But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility.
Romans 8:1: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
John 10:9: I am the door; if anyone enters by me, he will be saved.

Invite Him in with this episode’s questions for reflection.
Can you remember when you felt the door was closed in your face? Did you mistakenly think God shut the door when it was actually someone else?  
Are you the one closing the door on God?
What “other doors” are you trying to open in the hope that you’ll satisfy your unmet needs? Is it the door of pleasure, success, relief, or joy? 
What are your unmet needs? Ask the Lord to reveal these to you. Only He can bring true healing.

Show mentions.
Fulton Sheen, The Life of Christ

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