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He Really is the Way to Life

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:6
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The twenty-fourth chapter of Luke unfolds like a mystery drama. Three men are traveling from Jerusalem to the city of Emmaus. Two of the men are disciples of Jesus. The first is named Cleopas and Luke does not reveal the second disciple’s name. The third man, unknown to the two disciples, is Jesus—their master. Three days prior he had been crucified, and the two disciples are unaware of his resurrection. Cleopas and the other disciple are lamenting over the events that have taken place in Jerusalem. As Jesus walks with them, he questions their sadness.

Cleopas explains that Jesus’s disciples, himself included, had hoped that Jesus was the promised savior. But now that Jesus is dead, their hope has vanished. Jesus chastises the disciples and begins to speak with them about all the Scriptures that were about him. As they reached their destination, they urged Jesus to stay with them, still not recognizing him. During the evening meal Jesus blessed the bread, broke it, and gave it to them. Immediately, their eyes were opened, they recognized Jesus, and knew he was alive.

He Really is the Way to Life

Jesus declared to the Twelve that he is the way, the truth, and the life. He is the only way to God. People argue that there are many roads to God. However, Scripture asserts that Jesus is the only true way to God, the essential source of truth, who made eternal life possible for us through his death.

Luke 24 starts with sadness as the disciples mourn the death of their master. The chapter ends with joy, as they realize that Jesus has risen indeed.

And that’s also good news for us. Because Jesus has risen from the dead, we no longer have to be subject to a dreary life of sin.

He is the founder and perfecter of our faith, says the author of Hebrews. He is the one who makes us complete and brings us into a right standing with God (Hebrews 12:1–3).

He offers us a rich, abundant life in God (John 10:10). The richness of that abundant life far supersedes any material wealth that we could accumulate. The life Christ offers is a vibrant life, free from the torment of sin.


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What do you think Jesus meant when he told his disciples that he is the way, the truth, and the life? Do you believe Jesus is the way to life in God?

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Jesus is the only way to God, there is no other way. Jesus provides us the way to true life, true joy, and acceptance by the Father. His shed blood made a way for us.

There are so many things in the world that claim to be the way to God but scriptures make it very clear that Jesus is the only way. He is the one true way. The one constant truth & provider of eternal life. There is nothing of human design that can bridge that gap. Only Jesus! He lived and died on the cross for us to have this gift. I’m so thankful for that gift. I cling to his promises everyday.

When Scripture says that He brings us to a right standing with God, that really says it all. It was Jesus mission to fo that and He was successful.

I think when Jesus claimed to be the way, the truth, and the life, He was talking about His Divinity. His very identity is God. Because of this remarkable claim of truth, we can have the open connection with God. Prayer is given to us in order to have the life in God.

Yes, I believe! I understand it to mean that he is the one they were waiting for, as they had current doubt because of his death. I love that Jesus, not having to, took the time (I assume for their hearts to be open) to walk through how it worked out differently then they had envisioned it to be fulfilled. How he lead the discussion for their eyes to be opened, if they chose to believe it!

When Christ came down and assumed human form, He went through this life and transcended it. He shows me the way to do the same. All I have to do is to take His hand and He leads me to the Father. I take His hand now.

I believe Jesus was saying that He is the open door that provides us access to God. I understand it this way – sin keeps the door closed (God is sitting on the other side of that door, waiting for us, but we can’t really be in relationship with Him because He cannot connect with our sinfulness). Following Jesus, listening to and abiding by His teaching opens that door into a beautiful friendship with our creator. Wow, what a life it becomes when we finally accept Jesus’ offer to believe what He accomplished on that cross!
Yes, I believe Jesus is the only open door to God.

I think Jesus meant that is they/he followed him that all would be great. He would help them through the path. He would show them the way to receive hope, love, freedom,guidance. With repentance, they would see and feel God’s forgiveness.
With out a doubt, I believe God is the way, the truth and the life!! but not only for me but for EVERYONE who accepts it. My God is VERY loving and understanding and he will provide. He will calm your fears. He will make you whole. He will walk beside you and make you feel loved!!

Anytime I read this passage in Luke, I am wanting to be there with those men listening to Jesus share all the things that pointed to him. I wish I had that podcast so I could just listen over and over and be reminded how it was the plan all along!

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