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Seven "I AM" Statements of Jesus Christ

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“I AM the bread of life” (John 6:35)

  • Does this mean we will never have to physically eat or drink?
  • We no longer hunger for meaning; we have found it.
  • Jesus sustains our eternal destiny; we don’t have to continually seek it.
  • John 6:27, 4:14

“I AM the light of the world” (John 8:12)

  • We have a reliable pattern/model to follow (our prototype)
  • Jesus gives us the power to walk through the darkness in our lives.
  • We will follow Jesus to our eternal home, Heaven
  • John 1:4-5, 12:46; Ephesians 5:8-10

“I AM the door” (John 10:9)

  • Christ is the way to salvation
  • “Saved” - restoration and healing; being made whole
  • A place of safety & comfort (pasture)
  • John 5:24, Psalm 100:3-4

“I AM the good shepherd” (John 10:11,14)

  • Christ is willing to do all that is necessary to defend and save the flock.
  • The shepherd dies in the place of the sheep. Christ does likewise.
  • “Know” - a deep interest in our welfare. As He knows us, let us know Him.
  • Hebrews 13:20-21, 1 Peter 2:24-25, 1 John 5:20

“I AM the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25-26)

  • Jesus is the author or cause of eternal life; the very definition of life itself.
  • We will die physically on earth, but our spirit will never die.
  • Do you believe the trustworthy Jesus?
  • John 10:28, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Hebrews 9:27-28

“I AM the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6)

  • “Way” - the road; the only path that leads to eternal life
  • “Truth” - the source of truth; the very essence of truth; Jesus is the perfect representation of the truth of eternal things
  • No matter what someone does with their life, the only way to enter into eternal life is by accepting Jesus as your Savior.
  • John 6:68, 1 Peter 2:21

“I AM the true vine” (John 15:1,4-5)

  • Jesus is the real, genuine source of nourishment
  • We are totally dependent on God for our very existence; we thrive on His nourishment
  • We cannot do good apart from Him
  • Zechariah 3:8, Galatians 2:20, Acts 4:12
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