“If anyone wants to come with me,” Jesus said, “he must forget self, carry his cross, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his own life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. Does a person gain anything if he wins the whole world but loses his life? Of course not! There is nothing he can give to regain his life”.
The Bread of Life
Jesus said….”It is my Father who gives you the real bread from heaven. For the bread that God gives is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world”
“Sir” they asked him, “give us this bread always”
“I am the bread of life” Jesus told them”He who comes to me will never be hungry; he that believes in me will never be thirsty………
“I will never turn away anyone who comes to me”
The Light of the world
“I am the light of the world”, Jesus said. “Whoever follows me will have the light of life and will never walk in darkness.”
The gate for the sheep.
Jesus said again, “ I am telling you the truth: I am the gate for the sheep. All others who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. “I am the gate. Whoever comes in by me will be saved; he will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy. I have come in order that you might have life - life in all its fullness.”
On the evening before his death, Jesus said to his disciples: “I am going to prepare a place for you. I would not tell you this if it were not so. And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am. You know the way that leads to the place where I am going.”
Thomas said to him, “Lord we do not know where you are going; so how can we know the way to get there.?
Jesus answered him, “ I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me.”
The good shepherd
I am the good shepherd, who is willing to die for his sheep. When the hired man, who is not a shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees a wolf coming, he leave the sheep and runs away; so the wolf snatches the sheep and scatters them. The hired man runs away because he is only a hired man and does not care about the sheep.
I am the good shepherd. As the Father knows me and I know the Father,in the same way, I know my sheep and they know me. And I am willing to die for them.
The resurrection and the life
Martha said to Jesus, “If you had been here, Lord, my brother would not have died! But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask him for.”
“Your brother will rise to life,” Jesus told her.
“ I know” she replied, “ that he will rise to life on the last day.”
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?.