Does it really matter that Jesus claims to be the truth?
This past weekend at Eastbrook Church, I continued our series, “3 Questions We All Have About Jesus,” addressing that very question. Looking at Jesus’ statement, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me” (John 14:6), I explored just what Jesus means by saying He is the truth. In the midst of walking through themes of truth in John’s gospel, we also touched on the distinctive belief that God reveals Himself to humanity, the exclusive nature of truth, the framework of ‘worldview’, and how to assess truth statements of conflicting worldviews.
You can view a video of the message and the accompanying outline below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here.
You may also be interested in last weekend’s message, “Is Jesus Really the Only Way?”
Jesus the Truth
- ‘Truth’ in John’s Gospel
- Remembering the interrelationship of way – truth – life
Jesus as the Revealer of God’s Truth
- “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
- Revelation and God
- Truth and knowledge
- Responding to questions about Jesus as the Truth of God
- Jesus as the Pathway into God’s Truth
- “Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” (John 8:31-32)
- Invitation and God
- Truth and commitment
Entering the Truth of Jesus
- From excuses to engagement
- Making a worldview commitment
- Faith seeking understanding