The fourth “I AM” statement in John’s Gospel. “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” Christ Jesus is in substitution for Adam who had squandered his dominion as “good shepherd” over all of creation.
The third “I AM” statement in John’s Gospel. “I am the door of the sheep.” Christ Jesus is the doorkeeper into God’s Tabernacle as foreshadowed in God Himself shutting the door into Noah’s Ark.
Sermon delivered on the Third Sunday after Trinity 2021.