Seven “I am” statements of Jesus where He made it clear He claimed to be God – and Savior of all sinners who repent.
Jesus’ 7 “I am” Claims of His Deity
I am the… Bread, Light, Door, Good Shepherd, Resurrection, Way the Truth and the Life, Vine
John 6:35 (Bread).
“[a]I am the Bread of Life. The one who comes to Me will never be hungry, and the one who believes in Me [as Savior] will never be thirsty [for that one will be sustained spiritually].”
John 8:12 (Light);
“[a]I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
John 10:9 (Door);
“I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security).”
John 10:11 (Good Shepherd);
“[a]I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd [b]lays down His [own] life for the sheep.”
John 11:25 (Resurrection);
“[a]I am the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, relies on) Me [as Savior] will live even if he dies;”
John 14:6 (Way, Truth, Life);
“[a]I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
John 15:5 (Vine).
“[a]I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him bears much fruit, for [otherwise] apart from Me [that is, cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.”
Source: Biblegateway Footnote:
John 6:35 Jesus uses the words “I am” over twenty times in this Gospel. Especially memorable are those places where “I am” is followed by a metaphor that declares His deity and His relationship to mankind as Savior (this is the first of seven such references); see 8:12 (Light); 10:9 (Door); 10:11 (Good Shepherd); 11:25 (Resurrection); 14:6 (Way, Truth, Life); 15:5 (Vine).
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