Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life

TEXTJohn 14:6

INTRODUCTION:

A.      THERE IS ONLY ONE ACCESS TO GOD -- JESUS.

B.      John 10:9, 1.  MORAL GOODNESS, HUMAN PHILOSOPHY, WISHFUL

          THINKING( EMOTIONS ) WON'T BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN MAN AND

          GOD.

I.      HOW IS JESUS THE WAY?

A.      MAN AND GOD SEPARATED BY SIN( Isa. 59:1-2;  1 John 1:6 ).

B.      JESUS IS OUR ACCESS BACK THROUGH HIS:

          1.       Teaching( John 14:10;  Matt. 17:5 ).

          2.       Example( 1 Pet. 2:21;  Eph. 5:1 ).

          3.       Sacrifice( Heb. 10:19;  2 Cor. 5:18-21 ).

          4.       Advocacy( 1 John 2:1-2;  1 Tim. 2:5 ).

II.     HOW IS JESUS THE TRUTH?

A.      IN OPPOSITION TO ALL FALSE RELIGION.

          1.       Many deceivers( 2 Tim. 3:13 ).

                   a.       False prophets( Matt. 7:15 ).

                   b.       False use of Scriptures( 2 Pet. 3:16;  Matt. 4:6 ).

                   c.       Our own brethren( Acts 20:29-30 ).

          2.       Human philosophies and teachings won't save( Col. 2:8;  Matt. 15:8-9 ).

          3.       2 John 9Book, chapter and verse!

B.      IN OPPOSITION TO MOSES' LAW( Eph. 2:14-16;  Gal. 5:1-4 ).

C.      IN JESUS THE TRUTH OF GOD IS REVEALED( John 1:18;  8:31-32 ).

II.     HOW IS JESUS THE LIFE?

A.      NOTHING CAN LIVE WITHOUT CONNECTION TO SOME LIFE SOURCE.

          1.       Branch-tree, child-mother - diseases don't occur spontaneously, infection.

          2.       What is our source of spiritual life?

                   a.       Testimony of witnesses:

                             - Peter( John 6:66-69 ).

                             - John( 1 John 5:11-12 ).

                   b.       Testimony of miracles( John 5:36;  14:10-11;  20:30-31 ).

                   c.       Testimony of Scriptures( John 5:39-40, 46-47 ).

                   d.       Testimony of Jesus, himself( John 10:27-28 ).

B.      IF WE WOULD HAVE LIFE, JESUS IS THE ONLY SOURCE( John 5:24-26 ).

CONCLUSION:

A.      JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCESS TO GOD.

B.      HOW DOES ONE COME TO GOD THROUGH CHRIST( Acts 2:38 ).