I am the bread of life. I am the light of the world. I am the door. I am the resurrection and the life. I am the good shepherd. I am the way, the truth, and the life. I am the true vine.
The "I AM" statements of John's Gospel, words that Jesus used to describe himself, would have held particular significance for first-century Jews, who heard in those words an echo of God's words to Moses in Exodus 3:14 when he revealed himself as the great I AM. This summer we will meet twice a month to study these statements and to learn what they say about who Jesus is.