John 10:1-10. You never really know a person until you know how that person perceives himself or herself. That kind of knowing is really only experienced on those deeper levels of friendship. That is precisely what is happening throughout the gospel of John, where Jesus shares His great “I am” passages. I am…The Bread of Life, The Light of the World, The True Vine. Jesus is telling us who He is and in doing so is communicating His friendship and the depth of His love and caring. There is a sense in which these sayings of Jesus sum up the whole of the gospel message, for they really are autobiographical vignettes, creating Jesus’ self-portrait. In this sermon Pastor Barry zeros in on just one of these…“I am the door” for an intimate look at who Jesus perceives Himself to be.