Discipleship Matters – What Did Jesus Mean when He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the Life”

Understanding the Message of the Bible:
What questions do you have about Jesus being the only way? How do His words impact you?

Dig Into the Bible:
John 14:1-6,
1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if [it were] not [so,] I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, [there] you may be also. 4 “And where I go you know, and the way you know.” 5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

No other religious figure has promised to take us to be where he is, only Jesus. No other religious figure has promised to prepare a place for us. Among religious figures Jesus stands unique in what He did, in what He said, and in what He promised. If what He said isn’t true then He can’t be the way or the truth or the life. He would be a fraud, a liar, or a lunatic. But if what He says is true then believing anything else would be redundant.

Discover what the Bible says by answering the following questions:
1. Why would Jesus say, “Let not your hearts be troubled?”
2. When He says, “you believe in God, believe also in Me”, who is He equating Himself to?
3. How can He be preparing a place for us? Where is this place?
4. How do you understand this phrase, “NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.”

Apply God’s Word:
5. What did you discover about who Jesus is from this author who knew Him personally?
6. Would you be interested in reading the rest of John and discover more of who Jesus is?
7. When would be a good time to start this reading?

Digging Deeper:
1. What is the most important part of this lesson to you?
2. How do you see applying aspects of this lesson to your life?
3. When do you feel would be the best time to make that application?
4. What do you hear the Lord speaking to you about this right now?

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Truth Found in Real People…

Read: 1 Chronicles 1-2
Marked: 1 Chronicles 1:1, Adam, Seth, Enosh,

The Chronicles begin with a systematic genealogy of Adam. It strikes me as incredible that there are those in the church today who believe Adam and Eve weren’t real people, but perhaps, represent, or in some way, are merely characters in a story to help us understand God.

Why would He do that? Why would He explain His creative power through myth or representative characters? God, throughout Scripture, tells us His word is true, that He is true and righteous, and that we can trust what He tells us. Why then would He hide the truth in myths and tales instead of simply saying how it was?

If Adam wasn’t a real person named Adam, then are any of his supposed descendants real people? How do I know Seth existed, or Cainan, Mahalalel, or Jared, or any of the other names we find in these chapters? Following such flawed logic to the end why would we believe Jesus existed?

It makes no sense unless what we read in Scripture is the truth. If any part of Scripture isn’t true then we can have no assurance of faith that any of it is true.