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"I am the way, the truth, and the life." The chaplain of the United States Senate started today's session of the impeachment trial with this verse from the mouth of Jesus.

This also happens to be the verse I will be using for my mid-week Lenten sermon as I travel around the conference in March. Seven pastors are writing sermons on the seven "I am" statements of Jesus in John. This should be an interesting Lent.

I had given some thought to preaching on "I am the greatest" but remembered that was Muhammed Ali, not Jesus Christ.

If the group had selected the Seven Last Words of Jesus, I would have wanted "It is finished." I have always wanted to preach or hear a three-word sermon.

Speaking of "I am" statements, I have taken Pr. Judith Spindt's desire for a twelve-word congregational mission statement to heart and have written a new statement for myself. "I am a spiritually-centered, intentional, attentive, and engaged public church prophet."

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