John 14: The Way, the Truth, and the Life

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

This one verse shatters the postmodern notion of relativism. There is truth, absolute truth, and it is found in Jesus Christ.

Those who come to the Father do so through Jesus. He is clear on this issue.

This does leave difficult questions regarding young children who die, those who cannot choose due to mental incapability, or the plight of those who have never heard.

But these questions are the right questions to ask based on what is clear. John 14 presents Jesus offering himself as the only way. This concept would later be repeated by the apostles (Acts 4:12) and the apostle Paul (Romans 1:16), not redefined or adjusted as some have done so today.

Jesus is not a way; Jesus is the way.

The way, the truth, and the life.

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Dillon Burroughs is the author or co-author of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of the New Testament in 2011 at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.


John 13: Love Serves

A few months ago, I spoke at a friend’s church on John 13 entitled “Love Serves.” Simply put, Jesus was the Son of God and about to give his life for our sins. He had a lot more important stuff happening than washing the feet of his disciples. Yet he stooped down to clean the dirty toes of those he knew would soon abandon him, even Judas.

Why? Because love serves. Love is not about “what I want” but doing what God wants. Washing feet was a physical and practical example of service Jesus left for his first followers and to us. The closer we walk with God, the deeper our level of service to others should be. As Jesus said:

“I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”

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Dillon Burroughs is the author or co-author of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of the New Testament in 2011 at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.


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