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The God We Can Know

The God We Can Know

Exploring the "I Am" Sayings of Jesus  

by Rob Fuquay
Discipleship Lent Series

Getting to know God means getting to know ourselves. The more we know who God is the more we know who we are. The Gospel of John records several declarations of Jesus known as the "I Am" sayings. This 7-week study is designed for the entire congregation to explore each of those sayings and will help you find and form an answer to the most essential question in the Christian faith, "Who do you say I am?"

One by one, Jesus' statements grab our imagination, reveal more about his identity and purpose, and connect us to the God of Moses, who spoke the first "I Am." These significant yet ordinary images (bread, light, shepherd, vine, and more) give us insightful ways to experience Jesus and point us to a God who wants to be known.

What is included in the study?


  • Exploration and commentary on the images Jesus uses in the "I Am" statements
  • Fuquay's personal experiences to help connect the "I Am" sayings into your life
  • Reflection questions


  • Age-level guides for children, youth, and adults
  • 6 sessions filmed on location in the Holy Land, allows you to travel with Rob Fuquay and actually see the places where Jesus stood when he disclosed his true identity, and in what context he spoke each "I Am." The video sessions for this study are as follows:
    • Introduction: "Knowing the Great I Am" — 10:07
    • Session 1: "I Am the Bread of Life" — 8:45
    • Session 2: "I Am the Light of the World" — 6:35
    • Session 3: "I Am the Good Shepherd" — 8:03
    • Session 4: "I Am the True Vine" — 8:24
    • Session 5: "I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life" — 8:56
    • Session 6: "I Am the Resurrection and the Life" — 7:59

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Rev. Rob Fuquay is senior pastor at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, IN. As a pastor to one of the largest churches in the denomination, Rob says as he studies Jesus, he sees someone who shows grace to all people, and he wants to be a part of a church that models that understanding. Fuquay has degrees from Pfeiffer University and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He and his wife, Susan, have three daughters-Julie, Sarah, and Anna. Rob is the best-selling author of The God We Can Know: Exploring the "I Am" Statements of Jesus.


"This is an outstanding resource for churches, small groups, and individual Christians to grow in their faith as Rob Fuquay explores the 'I Am' sayings of Jesus. Rob is an outstanding teacher and guide, and I look forward to studying this resource in my own small group!"

–Adam Hamilton, pastor and author of The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

"I have been a fan of Rob’s for some time. He leads from the deep places of the Spirit of God!"

–Mike Slaughter, Senior Pastor, Ginghamsburg Church (Tipp City, Ohio) and author of Christmas Is Not Your Birthday: Experience the Joy of Living and Giving Like Jesus

"The best news of all is that God is with us! In The God We Can Know, Rob Fuquay communicates the good news of God's nearness in Jesus Christ with clarity and compassion. As Fuquay interprets the sayings and signs of Jesus, you will be guided in the way, the truth, and the life."

–Ken Carter,
Resident Bishop, Florida Area, The United Methodist Church

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