Back to the Basics

By Karen Polich

You come to God through Jesus or you don’t come at all. – James Phillips

Have you ever been lost and had to stop and ask for directions? You may have asked only after realizing you were suddenly in a place you shouldn’t be, miles from your expected destination. Often we will wander in confusion, thinking we can find the way on our own. Pastor Kevin Linthicum reminded us that salvation is not something we can do on our own and that when we know Jesus, we know the way.

John 14: 1-6 ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.  My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the way to the place where I am going.’
Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’
 Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’

Pastor Linthicum brought us back to the basics on what it means to know Christ.

I am the way. Before Jesus there was no way. When we know Him, we know the way.

I am the truth. The truth is exclusive, it is eternal and absolute. John 8:32 says, Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

I am the life. We can be satisfied with nothing less that the life Jesus describes. John 10:10, The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

This world cannot offer eternal life. The abundant life we seek can only be found in Jesus Christ. Where are you headed today? Are you lost and in need of directions? We have the biblical roadmap of truth. When we choose Jesus, we know the way. Have you chosen the abundant life that can only be found in Christ?

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