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Communion: Jesus is the way
This week I have been thinking about the plaque on the wall behind
me and the verse on it. As we can see it comes from John 14:6. It saysÖ
Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can
come to the Father except through Me.Ē
As I have thought about this verse I reflected on how Jesus
really is the Way. As I pondered four things came to mind.
1. Jesus is the way to pardon
1 John 1:9 -
But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
Because of Adamís
fall all mankind is affected by sin. It permeates our world and our
lives. Each of us becomes accountable for our own sin.
news is that Jesusí death on the cross paid the price for our sin. He
alone is the way to pardon through repentance and faith in Him.
No one else is all the world can pardon us but Jesus. Jesus is the way
2. Jesus is the way to purity
1 John 1:7 - But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light,
then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, His
Son, cleanses us from all sin.
Jesus Christ is the way to purity
of heart. His shed blood on the cross was done so we could be reconciled
Jesus left the glories of heaven knowing full well His
mission. It was to come and seek and save the lost as Luke 19:10 tells
Jesusí blood covers all of our sins. In fact, it washes them
away. Not just some sins, but all sins.
3. Jesus is the
way to peace
John 14:27 - I am leaving you with a
gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world
cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid.
The world like never
before is lacking peace. At every turn we hear of wars, terrorism, mass
shootings, hatred, separation, drug abuse and more.
People seek for
peace in many ways. Some through family, some through possessions, some
through education, some through wrong relationships.
Jesus is the
only way to true and lasting peace deep in our souls. When we turn our
lives over to Him, He promises to give us a peace that is not of this
world. It tells us in Philippians 4:7.
We need the peace of heaven in
this life. The only place to get is from Jesus.
is the way to power
Philippians 4:13 - For I can do
everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Many in this
world seek power for their own good and own glory. They want to rule and
lead others. They want to build their own kingdoms.
however seek a power that comes from on high. They seek the power not
for their own glory, but for Godís glory.
As Christians we want
the power Jesus to live lives that overcome this world. We also seek
power to help those around us and to share our faith with others. It is
a selfless power we want.
Jesus is the way to power. When we put our faith and trust in Jesus,
we receive the Holy Spirit who empowers us from on high. The first step
is to trust Jesus.
So today as we
take time to stop and remember Jesus and His sacrifice for us. Let us
remember. Jesus is the way to pardon, the way to purity, the way to
peace and the way to power.
Let us pray.
By Dave Quinn
Founder of PASSIONAustralia.org
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