4 John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you
from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits
before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the
firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves
us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a
kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father - to him be glory and power for
ever and ever! Amen. 7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye
will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn
because of him.” So shall it be! Amen. 8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,”
says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”
Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and
true.” 6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the Beginning and the End.
12 “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will
give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am
the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the
Beginning and the End.
1. JESUS IS I AM.
9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the
way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending
you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” 11 But
Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring
the Israelites out of Egypt?” 12 And God said, “I will be with you. And
this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you
have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this
mountain.” 13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and
say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask
me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say
to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” 15 God also said to
Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers -
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob - has sent
me to you.’ “This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from
generation to generation.
58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was
born, I AM!” 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him…’
2. JESUS IS ALPHA.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was
made that has been made.