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One Way
3/9/2011

One Way
A Narrow Gate

And about that time there arose a great commotion about the Way. Acts 19:23 (NKJV)

I think one of the biggest points of controversy we will face as Christians is when we share with others that there is only One Way to be saved - to be with God in heaven.  The One Way is through the Lord Jesus Christ.  This is exactly what happened in the early church as Jesus' followers shared, "The Way," which is what Christianity was first called. The Way referred to the Gospel message (Good News) of Jesus Christ.

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6 (NKJV)

Some will say Jesus being the only Way represents a narrow way of thinking, and we, as Born-Again Christians, are way too narrow-minded in this type of belief.  I would say this - If we are narrow-minded because we believe God's teachings about Jesus being the narrow gate to enter into His presence, then so be it.  I do not mean this to be crass or rude, but I will not refute the truth, nor will I deny God's provision for access to Him simply to appease another person. In fact, my love for these very people dictates my sharing this truth with them.

The first thing we can look at to substantiate the truth is God's Word - The Bible.  And here in the book of John is where we see Jesus Himself declaring God's truth about the "Way."  So for those who bring you another message saying Jesus is not the only way, or there is something else we have to do or add so we can attain our salvation, do not believe them because it is a lie from the enemy!

Hey Christian, God's gospel message is simple - Jesus died for our sins so we can be reconciled unto God.  Nothing more must be added to what He has done!  Nothing more can be done than what was done upon the Cross of Calvary.  I want to encourage you to share this message with others this week.  Read John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10, and Ephesians 2:8-9 and let these scriptures soak into your heart, because they are a message from God to each of us. 

STUDY QUESTION: According to John 14:6, what does Jesus say about coming into the presence of the Father (God).

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Have you found yourself confronted with those who subscribe to different ways to salvation?  Have you been tempted to think, well, maybe there is another way?

APPLICATION: Stay in the Word, and prepare yourself for the spiritual warfare every Christian will go through. Know the scriptures - it may mean the difference of life and death for those who have been contaminated with lies.

Father, thank You for keeping it simple for us in Your Word by telling us there is only one way to be with You and it is through Your son, Jesus.  Jesus is the Lord of my life, and He is my Christ.  I am so blessed to have been given this free gift of salvation through faith in Him.  I praise You and I love You.  Lord help me to share this great blessing.  In Jesus' precious name, amen...
Be Blessed, Pastor Scott





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