March 6, 2022
Paths-Jesus said he was the way
Two contrasting views.
● There are many paths to God: Our world
● There is only one path to God: Jesus
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesusanswered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If youreally know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”John 14:5-7
“These exclusive words of Jesus are not a threat rooted in anger but an invitation rooted in his love.”
● Jesus’ words are ________________ rather than ________________.
The significance of Jesus’s words:
● It’s not ____________ you know.
● It’s now what you _________.
● It’s ____________ you know.
“It’s always been about the who rather than the what and the do.“
“All truth is God’s truth, as all life is God’s life; but God’s Truth and God’s life are incarnate in Jesus.” Bruce
Properly understood, removing Jesus as the way to God does not provide a gift of inclusion to the world, butremoves an understanding of God’s loving character.
So, what’s next?
For those of you who already follow Jesus.
1. Be ________________!
2. Be ________________.
● When people see my life, what do they see?
For the rest of us.
1. Be ________________.
This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of thetruth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gavehimself as a ransom for all people. 1 Timothy 2:3-6