For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to
Sir, they said, from now on give us this bread.
Then Jesus declared, I am the bread of life.
He who comes to me will
never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, I am the light of the
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have
the light of life.
The Shepherd and His Flock
I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the
gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The man
who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens
the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own
sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all
his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because
they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact,
they will run away from him because they do not recognise a stranger's
voice. Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand
what he was telling them. Therefore Jesus said again, I tell you the
truth, I am the gate for the sheep.
All who ever came before
me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to
them. I am the gate
; whoever enters through me will be saved.
He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes
only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have
life, and have it to the full.
I am the good shepherd
. The good shepherd lays down his life for the
The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees
the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away.
Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away
because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me - just as
the Father knows me and I know the Father- and I lay down my life for
Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life
. He who believes
in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and
believes in me will never die.
Jesus the Way to the Father
Thomas said to him, Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can
we know the way? Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth
and the life
. No-one comes to the Father except through me.
The Vine and the Branches
I am the true vine
, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts
off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that
does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You
are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by
itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless
you remain in me.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in
him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.