“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”

This past weekend at Eastbrook, we continued our celebration of the resurrection of Jesus through our preaching series, “I AM: Seven Identity Markers of Jesus,” drawn from the Gospel of John. This week I continued the series by exploring Jesus’ statement, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).

You can find the message outline and video below. You can access the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. 
No one comes to the Father except through me.’” (John 14:6)

The Pending Departure of Jesus (John 14:1-5)

The coming crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus 

Jesus’ desire to comfort the disciples

Confusion about what Jesus means as voiced by Thomas

The disciples’ sadness about the absence of Jesus

Jesus the Way

Jesus the way to the Father

What it means that Jesus is the way:

  • Relational
  • Experiential
  • Salvational

Jesus the Way Characterized by Truth and Life 

Jesus the way of truth

Jesus the way of life

Living in Jesus the Way

Reach out by faith in Jesus to the Living God

Choose to live with God in Jesus’ Way

Let God shape us to become more like Jesus in His way

Rest in Jesus who is the way

Dig Deeper

This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:

  • Memorize John 14:6
  • Both this week and next week’s messages are drawn from the Upper Room discourse (John 13-16). Take time to read and ponder this entire teaching of Jesus in one sitting. What stands out to you from this passage? What do you learn about the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit? How would you describe the Jesus way from what you read here?
  • Listen to “Marvelous Light” from City on a Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise
  • Read Eugene Peterson, The Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways that Jesus is the Way

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