I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE
Jesus introduces himself in a deep, intimate invitation for you to know him personally. His “I Am” statements mean much more than “let’s have coffee sometime.” Is Jesus real to you? How close would you like to be to God? Jesus reveals that the meaning of Christianity is quite personal.
Notes And Next Steps
John 13:36-14:7 + Part 1 of the series “I Am”
Christianity is a person.
“Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.”
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms … if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:1-3)
You have a choice, either to remain a slave of fear and stress, or to trust in the truth which brings peace.
“I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to Father except through me. If you really know me, you know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him …” (John 14:6,7)
“Who is Jesus?” What do you make of him? How is he changing you? Where can he take you if you trust him? Do you really know him?
SPIRITUAL NEXT STEPS
- Watch this 4-minute video explaining Jesus’ statement, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). Make a commitment to share it with a friend, and then talk to them about Jesus. Ask their thoughts and share yours. https://www.gotquestions.org/way–truth–life.html
- Getting close to God is the ultimate goal of religion. Jesus is God coming close. Read his statement in John 17:3. How does it explain the importance of personal rather than just informational religion? How real is Jesus to you? Where do you keep him “on surface level,” and what could help take your relationship with Jesus deeper? Commit to one new practice this week for at least 3 days.
- Write a prayer, or write in a journal, focusing on following Jesus as the way, trusting Jesus as the truth, and knowing Jesus as the life.