I AM: Refuge?

Who is Refuge?

I am, and I am, and I am…

And I am Refuge, we have declared.

I am Joe, I am Hans, I am Sam,
        I am Jen, Erica, Stu, Marc and Joe,
        I am Katie, Jonathan, Evie, Fiona.

I am Libby, I am Graham, I am Alise,
        I am Peter and I am Paul.

And there are so many more
I am's.

I am Refuge, we say—
Together We are Refuge.
We belong to Refuge.
We are the family of Refuge.

But we are family Refuge because Jesus died for us.

We are a family because we trust in Him who declares I AM.
Because Jesus is I AM: Refuge.

and Jesus asks

What about you? Who do you say that I AM?

I am the One who was in the beginning, before all things.

I am the one who made all things. I am your shield, your very great reward.

I am the Lord, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself.

I AM God Almighty.

Do not be afraid, for
I am with you.
I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go.

I AM God Almighty.

I am who I am

I am compassionate. I know you by name.

I am holy. I am the Lord your God.

I am your share and your inheritance.

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

I am with you

I am a refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Be still, and know that

I AM God.

I AM your God.

I AM God.

I am the Lord your God

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,

Do not fear; I will help you.

I am the Lord, and apart from me there is no saviour.

I am doing a new thing!

I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

I am He who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.

I AM God Almighty

I am he who will sustain you.

I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

I am bringing my righteousness near.

I am the first and I am the last.

I am he who comforts you.

I am with you and will rescue you.

I am faithful

I will not be angry forever.

I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth.

I am setting before you the way of life and the way of death.

I am the Lord, the God of all mankind.

Is anything too hard for me?

I AM God Almighty

I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for

I am gentle and humble in heart.

I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

I am among you as one who serves.

I am going to send you

what my Father has promised.

I am the bread of life

Whoever comes to me will never go hungry,

and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

I am the light of the world

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.

I am not of this world; before Abraham was born,

I am!


I am the gate for the sheep

If anyone enters by me,
he will be saved and find pasture.

I am the good shepherd

The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

I am God’s Son.

I was pierced for your transgressions, crushed for your iniquities, by my wounds you are healed. I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.

I am the way and the truth and the life

No one comes to the Father except through me.

I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me.

You are in me, and I am in you.

I am the true vine

I AM the Lord Almighty
I AM the one who was pierced

I am the alpha and omega who was and is and is to come, the Almighty.
I am the First and the Last.
I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look,
I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
I am He who searches hearts and minds

HERE I AM! I stand at the door and knock.

I am making everything new!
I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.

Yes, I am coming soon.

I AM the Lord Almighty

I AM Jesus.

I AM Refuge.

Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.