Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

written by Terri Sherrow
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All roads do not lead to heaven. The Bible teaches that there is no way to salvation except through Jesus Christ. Jesus himself tells us this in John 14:6. Christ is the only path to heaven, the only true measure of righteousness, and the source of both physical and spiritual life. This is significant to us because we are surrounded by many beliefs and religions claiming access to God and a way to earn God’s favor and eternal life, apart from Jesus. To receive God’s gift of salvation we must look to Jesus and trust his death on the cross as our payment for sin and in his resurrection for eternal life. When Jesus refers to himself as the way, the truth, and the life, he is giving us a better, more meaningful life through him than we could ever find on our own.

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John 14:6, Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Discuss

How is Jesus the way?

Jesus is our only way of salvation by his obedience and sacrifice, and it is by grace we are saved, through faith. Acts 4:12, And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

How is Jesus the truth?

Jesus is not only true but is truth itself, in both his person and his character. He is the true God, and he taught the way of God in truth. 1 John 5:20, And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.”

How is Jesus the life?

Jesus is the only way to eternal life. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Pray

John 14:3, And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for your Son, Jesus Christ, who is the way, the truth, and the life. Through him we have been given a better way to live our life and a more meaningful life by following him in faith. As we abide in him, we can rest in the comfort that he will lead us where we need to go. Praise you, Lord, for the comfort it gives us knowing Christ has prepared in advance our eternal home in heaven with you.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

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Terri Sherrow

Terri Sherrow serves as the Prayer Ministry Coordinator. She is our monthly blog writer who develops user-friendly devotions for grandparents and grandchildren. She leads a Grandparents @ Prayer (G@P) Group in her home church, Clear Creek Baptist Church, where she also serves as Prayer Ministry Director, teaches and writes Sunday school lessons.

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