Jesus’ Seven “I Am” Statements

November 9, 2018

Jesus’ “I am” statements would have particular significance to the first-century Jewish listener. God had revealed Himself to Moses with a resounding “I AM” (Exodus 3:14). Jesus used the same words to describe Himself (Exodus 4:26; 6:20; 13:19).

Below is a list of Jesus’ seven “I Am” statements in the book of John.

  1. “I am the bread of life.” (John 6:35, 41, 48, 51) As bread sustains physical life, so Christ offers and sustains spiritual life.
  2.  “I am the light of the world.” (John 8:12) To a world lost in darkness, Christ offers Himself as a guide.
  3. “I am the door of the sheep.” (John 10:7,9) Jesus protects His followers as shepherds protect their flocks from predators.
  4. “I am the resurrection and the life.” (John 11:25) Death is not the final word for those in Christ.
  5. “I am the good shepherd.” (John 10:11, 14) Jesus is committed to caring and watching over those who are His.
  6. “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) Jesus is the source of all truth and knowledge about God.
  7. “I am the true vine.” (John 15:1, 5) By attached ourselves to Christ, we enable His life to flow in and through us. Then we cannot help but bear fruit that will honor the Father.
This commentary is from the New King James Study Bible. With more than 2 million copies sold, it’s no secret that the NKJV Study Bible is a reliable guide for your journey into God’s Word. This Bible provides a complete resource for study, including thousands of notes, articles, extensive cross-references, and features contributed by top evangelical scholars.


Related Articles

Embracing the Hope of Our Identity in Christ

The apostle Peter offers a profound summary of our identity in Christ in 1 Peter 2:9-10. In the process, he uncovers a wellspring of hope... Read More

7 Scriptures Explaining Our True Identity in Christ

What is our true identity in Christ? The Holy Bible offers a clear explaination. These 7 key passages from the New Testament offer truthful insights. Read More

Three Stories to Help Young People Find Identity in Christ

Every bit as valuable as the Bible’s words of encouragement, wisdom and inspiration are its stories of people, like us, who learned life-changing lessons—lessons that still apply today. These stories can be valuable utensils in a parent’s toolbox. No matter what situation you and your child are facing, you can find a Bible story that fits it. Case in point: If you’re trying to help your child find his or her identity in Christ, here are three stories you can use to shed light on the process. Read More

Sign Up for the Latest Blog Posts from Thomas Nelson

By submitting your email address, you understand that you will receive email communications from HarperCollins Christian Publishing (501 Nelson Place, Nashville, TN 37214 USA) providing information about products and services of HCCP and its affiliates. You may unsubscribe from these email communications at any time. If you have any questions, please review our Privacy Policy or email us at

5 replies on “Jesus’ Seven “I Am” Statements”

The Bible is the source of consolation and a lamp to show us the way to eternal life. In this troubled world, we need a blessed hand to lead us. Continue the good work!

Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” John 8:58 NKJV

On many lists of “I am” statements of Jesus, John 8:58 is missing. This seems unfortunate, as it sums all 7 up quite nicely, hearkening back to Exodus 3:14.

I and My Father are one.” John 10:30 NKJV

Knowing the Truth revealed in John 8:58 and John 10:30, we can widen our perspective on the 7 verses.

May God Richly Bless You!!

I prayer to GOD that at the least these seven statements be available and taught to all. In JESUS’S name, Amen. The teaching of these statements should proceed the learnings of reading and writing in all schools. For as I believe they are fundamentally advantageous to everyone. Especially our children whom will benefit the most because these facts are the way. More important than most if not all of the information in which our schools, parents and society teach our children. PRAISE OUR PERFECT GOD!

Very well written, thought provoking and very stimulating to the intellect, I want his name to be so real with me that it’s a natural thing for my eyes to see him, to know him, for I want to know the father also. Thank you for your time and sharing your gift of writing
He is my everything

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *