The disciples of Jesus were highly troubled by Jesus predictions about the cross and in the previous chapter the betrayal of Judas.  It was hard for them to understand what Jesus was all about.  What Jesus was saying when He said "believe also in Me"  was that He could be trusted to know what this was all about as God knew He knew.
Next, Jesus talked about the Father's house.  I am sure they did not understand what the Father's house was all about.  These things may escape the knowledge of many true Christians today.  Where was He going to prepare a place?  The first leg of that journey was the cross, where He paid for our right to go there.  Did the disciples know what He meant when He said that He would come again to receive them to Himself in His Father's house?  Do I know that?  Yes, like Paul Harvey I know the rest of the story.  
Thomas questioned Jesus about not knowing the way.  This is when Jesus said, "I am the way, no one comes to the Father except through me."  This is a very exclusive statement excluding all others.
The second part of the statement is, "I am the truth."  This means there is no other abstract truth except as it is in Jesus.   When we are in Christ, we are in Him who is the truth.  
The third part is Christ also said, "I am the Life."   We are really living when we live in Christ.  I have enjoyed Him as my life fifty seven years.  There is no other life worth living.
 



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