Week 04 - I AM the Way, the Truth & the Life
Who is Jesus? - I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life.
6 “Jesus said, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
I am the Way
• Jesus is the Way – the ONLY way – to heaven!
C.S. Lewis - “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic -- on the level with a man who says he is a poached egg -- or he would be the devil of hell. You must take your choice. Either this was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.”
C.S. Lewis - “You can shut him up for a fool or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But, let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us."
C.S. Lewis - “Jesus could only have been one of four things: a legend, a liar, a lunatic--or Lord and God. There is so much historical and archeological evidence to support his existence that every reputable historian agrees he was not just a legend. If Jesus were a liar, why would he die for his claim, when he could easily have avoided such a cruel death with a few choice words? And, if he were a lunatic, how did he engage in intelligent debates with his opponents or handle the stress of his betrayal and crucifixion while continuing to show a deep love for his antagonists? Christ said he was Lord and God. The evidence supports that claim.”
I am the Way
•Jesus is the Way – the ONLY way – to heaven!
•“I am the way.”
•The myth says: “When you get right down to it, all religions are basically the same.”
Religious Leaders say:
“Follow me and I’ll show you how to find truth,”
but Jesus says, “I am the truth.”
“Follow me and I’ll show you the way to salvation,”
but Jesus says, “I am the way to eternal life.”
“Follow me and I’ll show you how to become enlightened,”
but Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.”
“Follow me and I’ll show you many doors that lead to God,”
but Jesus says, “I am the door.”
Then, Jesus says, “So follow Me.”
1 Timothy 2:5-6
5 “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people.”
12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name given under heaven by which we must be saved.”
Jesus is the Truth
…even though Christianity might be different, it’s still just one philosophy among many, and that it’s no more valid than any other world religion.
• How do we know Jesus was telling the truth?
• Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
• Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
• Jesus was crucified.
Jesus is Life
• Christianity doesn’t exclude anyone from heaven because they lack some ability or gifting.
• Christianity doesn’t exclude anyone from heaven because they don’t perform well enough.
• Christianity doesn’t exclude anyone from heaven because their resume isn’t good enough.
Martin Luther - “We are all mere beggars showing other beggars where to find bread.”
I AM : the Way, the Truth, & the Life
Jesus is the Way – He is the path to a lifetime of adventure & purpose & fulfillment.
Jesus is the Truth – He will provide you with wisdom that works for everyday life.
Jesus is the Life – He & He alone can give you life & confidence for your future – for all eternity.
Who Is Jesus?
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