Seven times in the gospel of John Jesus makes a declarative statement about His deity by using the formula “I am…” These statements not only affirm His deity (with an allusion back to Exodus 3:14), but also reveal something about His character. They are:

  • I am the bread of life (6:35)
  • I am the light of the world (8:12)
  • I am a gate for the sheep (10:7)
  • I am the good shepherd (10:11, 14)
  • I am the resurrection and the life (11:25)
  • I am the way, the truth, the life (14:6)
  • I am the true vine (15:1)