Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Jesus claimed to be the great "I AM"
God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. Say this to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you."
58 Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I AM!” 59 At that point, they picked up stones to throw at him. But Jesus was hidden from them and left the Temple
They wanted to stone Jesus because He was claiming to be God.
John 6 -15
1. I AM the bread of life. 6:35, 48
2. I AM the light of the world. 8:12, 9:5
3. I AM the gate. 10:7
4. I AM the good shepherd. 10:11, 14
5. I AM the resurrection and the life. 14:6
6. I AM the way and the truth and the life. 14:6
7. I AM the true vine. 15:1, 5