Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life (5 of 8) by Stan Coffey
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I want to invite you to turn in God’s Word today to John 14. We have been in a series of message during the Easter time on the ‘‘I AM’’ sayings of Jesus, these powerful statements of the Lord where Jesus defined who He was and described what He came into the world to do. We have talked about I am the bread of life where Jesus described Himself as that living bread that came from heaven. And we talked about how Jesus was the resurrection and the life. And how He was the good shepherd when He said I am the good shepherd, the good shepherd lays down His life for His sheep. And today is one of the greatest of all the statements Jesus made about Himself in John 14:6.
And that statement was in response to the question of Thomas. In fact if you look in verse one Jesus talking about heaven and about His going away to prepare heaven for us said, ‘‘Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 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. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?’’
And that is the question of the ages - how can we know the way to life? How can we know the way to forgiveness? How can we know the way to reconciliation? How can we know the way to be right with God? How can we know the way to heaven? And Jesus made this powerful statement in response to that question - how can we know the way? And He said, ‘‘I am the way, the truth, and the life and no man comes to the Father but by me.’’
And I want us to focus in on those words - ‘‘I am the way - I am the truth - I am the life - and no man comes to the Father but by me. You see, man was dead in sin. ...
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