“I am the resurrection and the life.” Jesus claims to be the One who will raise all who believe in Him from physical death to everlasting life.
“I am the true vine.” Jesus claims to be the True Israel, the planting of the Lord. Jesus is the True Vine, and His people are the branches.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Jesus claims to be the true revelation from the Father. No one comes to the Father except through Jesus, and He grants true life.
“I am the good shepherd.” Jesus claims to be One with God, leading the lost sheep to the Father. He is the Shepherd of Israel.
“I am the door.” Jesus claims to be the one and only opening to God. Through Jesus, the people of God will be brought into His Kingdom.
“I am the light of the world.” Jesus claims to be Yahweh in the flesh, come to bring light and salvation to the world.
“I am the bread of life.” Jesus claims to be the ultimate satisfaction for all people, more than mere manna in the wilderness could have ever been.
The Gospel of John paints a profound picture of Jesus Christ—His character, His motives, His interactions—as He echoes the Old Testament declaration of God through His seven “I Am” claims.