Sabbath 3/26/16 Seventh Day Baptist Daytona Pastor Wray sermon “The Way”

Sabbath 3/26/16 Seventh Day Baptist Daytona Pastor Wray sermon “The Way” John 14:1-6

There is only one certainty, we are all children of God. There are many ways to get to Jesus. He lives in us as our travel guide to the steps we need to take in life. There are wrong ideas that say good people go to Heaven and what works for you will get you to Heaven. This is all wrong. Jesus said “I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes unto the Father but by Me”. You have to through Jesus to get to God. Period! If you don’t believe the Bible that Jesus is the ONLY way, you will spend eternity in hell. This is biblically sound truth.

This is a tough truth that our culture rejects and doesn’t want to believe. A shocking survey revealed that 57% of church attenders think that many beliefs can lead to eternal life. Many people do not believe that Jesus is the ONLY way. There is now 23% of adults who are atheists. 75 million Americans have lost their religion since 2012. If we believe the Bible then we must say that Jesus is the ONLY way. Some people who don’t agree that Jesus is the ONLY way, get bitter and act negatively toward Christians. They say we are hate mongers and bigoted. These negative view against us are because we know and say Jesus is the good shepherd and the ONLY way. Jesus said “I Am”.

In our text Jesus made some promises to us.

  1. Peace Promise:

    Jesus said don’t let our hearts be trouble. Don’t wig out and fall apart. Have peace because Jesus promised us peace. Jesus said believe in God and believe also in me. Trust God, Trust Jesus. The only way to have peace in troubled times is to trust Jesus Christ.

  2. Place Promise:

    Jesus says that there is a place where all wrong will be made right. In His Father’s house are many rooms. These are permanent places for us, everlasting places for us in the Father’s house. This earth is temporary and it’s the land of the dying. When we leave this earth because our body has died, we are transformed to the land of the living. Heaven is Joy and Hell is torment. Both places are eternal so there is eternal Joy and eternal torment. Jesus has prepared a room for us even when there was no room for Him when He was born. Jesus left this earth to go and get places ready for us. Amen.

  3. Trust Jesus’ Promises:

    Jesus said He will come again and take us back to where He lives. He is not going to just show us the way or just give us a map. Jesus is coming back to GET us and TAKE us back home! Jesus said He will not leave us like orphans. He will come to us, get us and take us home. When the time is right, He will gather us up and bring us to the Father’s house. That is Jesus’s promise to us. The Lord is faithful to all of his promises.

  4. Commit to Following His Plan:

    Jesus said we know the way to where He is going. Thomas said they didn’t know anything. Jesus told him that He is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but by Him. Jesus is the ONLY way to get to Heaven. There is no other way to get to Heaven but by Jesus. He said if we go to Him, He will not cast us out.
The values of today’s society exclude the truth. There are more non-believers in America than before. There are many pagans in society that don’t believe the Bible. We as Bible believers must say that Jesus is the ONLY way to Heaven.

++ Matt 7:13-14 The way is narrow to Heaven. Enter in the narrow gate that leads to life in Heaven.

++ John 3:36 Believe in the Son to get everlasting Life.

++ John 11:25 Believe in Jesus so we can live and not die.

++ I Tim 2:5 There is one God, one mediator between God and man, Jesus.

++ John 14:6 Jesus is the way to God, the only way.

These passages are quite clear, Jesus is the ONLY way to Heaven. He is the light of the world, He is divine, He is the gate, He is the resurrection, He is the ONLY way to God and He is God in the flesh. Jesus died on the cross as our substitute for sin. He saved us and He is the ONLY way for us. Jesus gives us a relationship with himself. He is the only relationship we need to have to get to God. The way, the truth and the life is all through Jesus Christ. The word “way” is used three times in our text. Jesus is the way that reveals the truth of God and the life we can have in God through Jesus. Jesus is the ONLY way to get to God and Heaven. Jesus is the ONLY way. Period!