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Jesus makes some important claims about Himself and some of the most important claims that Jesus made can be found in the Gospel of John. The Gospel of John is the only gospel that records the “I Am” statements of Jesus.[1] These are important statements by Jesus and provide some of the most significant insight into what Jesus’ ministry was all about and why He was sent here on earth. These statements gave special insight as to who Christ claimed to be.[2] These statements were of such importance and could be understood by the Jews that many times it led the Jewish leaders to be outraged and want to either arrest Him for blasphemy or even stone Him for blasphemy. These were significant statements in which Jesus is claiming Deity. However, there are seven “I Am” statements of Jesus that have a metaphor attached with it. Each metaphor once again gives insight to who Christ was claiming to be. Each of these statements were important for revealing Jesus and they are: I Am the bread of life (John 6:35), I Am the light of the world (8:12; 9:5), I Am the door (10:9), I Am the good shepherd (10:11), I Am the resurrection and the life (11:25). I Am the way, and the truth, and the life (14:6), and I Am the vine (15:5). Each of these statements can give believers assurance and hope in Jesus. These are truly amazing claims by Jesus which He fulfilled in every way. Before we can completely understand the importance of Jesus referring to Himself as “I Am,” we must first look at Exodus 3:14 when God referred to Himself as “I Am that I Am.” This is an important statement where the God of the fathers was now going to become the God of Israel.[3] Moses knew that when God would send him to the Israelites that they would question by what authority and the name by which he was sent because he did not hold much status before Israel. So, Moses asks God to tell him what he is supposed to…...

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