By this point in John’s Gospel, Jesus Christ has been doing some weird stuff:

  • He has changed water into wine.
  • He has healed the Centurion’s Son, by his word.
  • He has raised a long-term cripple.
  • He has multiplied the fish and the loaves.
  • He has walked on water.
  • He has given sight to a man born blind.

He has also made some incredible claims:

  • I am the Bread of Life
  • I am the Light of the World

He adds to those incredible claims two more in the current passage (“I am the Gate” & “I am the Good Shepherd”). The signs that Jesus did are proof that Jesus really is who he claimed to be!