There was a sermon a couple weeks ago about how Christianity is exclusive…yet very inclusive. Jesus Christ offers salvation to ALL who believe. If you trust in Jesus Christ, you will be saved. No exceptions. But it is ONLY through Jesus Christ. There is no other way to heaven. No other way to the Father. Jesus is the only way. Through Him we have eternal life. That is the truth. Continue reading “I AM’s…The Way, the Truth, the Life”
The next “I AM” begins with the story of Lazarus, one of Jesus’ closest friends. Lazarus became very sick, but it was time Jesus showed His power and glory and He was going to do more than heal. (spoiler alert!) He was going to raise him from the dead! Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life.
Jesus says He is the door to His sheep. He is also the gate, the way to salvation. He is the gateway between this world and heaven, between this life and eternal life, between us and the Father. Continue reading “I AMs…The Door, The Gate”
I thought it would be fun and interesting to go through the “I AM’s” in John that Jesus proclaims. Saying “I AM” was kind of taboo in the Jewish society because they did not want to utter God’s name Yahweh that he proclaims to Moses for the people, which means “I AM.” When Jesus said to the people, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM,” they were angry and offended because they did not believe that He was God (John 8:58). But He is and has shown through the miracles and His death and resurrection. He lives today in each of us that believe and trust in Jesus Christ. Today we will start with the first “I AM,” The Bread of Life. Continue reading “I AM’s…The Bread of Life”
Who or what do we worship? Is there more than one way to get to heaven or to be with God? Can we have access directly with God or must we go through someone or something else or do certain things? There is no other way accept through Jesus. He is the only way. He is all we need to receive salvation. God’s Word is clear on this. It is my prayer that all of my friend, family and readers understand this. I pray that God gives me the understanding as I read (and write). I find that it is such a joy to learn about Him and I hope you will too. Continue reading “Only Jesus”