CHALLENGE 3 | Jesus is the Answer

If you haven’t read the post from Monday, here is a quick summary. By God’s grace alone, we are entering our 4th year as “Come Awake.” As a celebration, we wanted to refocus on our commitment to his infallible Word! Each day of this week we are posting a new challenge, and the first person to comment correctly in response to the challenge will be rewarded with a personalized Come Awake gift! Before we get into the challenge for today, let’s spend a moment in the Word.

Imagine spending every minute with someone you love for three years. Imagine spending every minute with someone who loves you for three years. And then imagine how it must feel when they tell you they’re leaving. Regardless of what terms they’re leaving on, the feeling is probably the same:

Absolute despair.

That’s what I imagine Thomas felt as he spoke with Jesus in John 14.

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. | John 14:1-6

Jesus promises here that His physical absence will only be temporary. He tells His disciples that He isn’t leaving without cause, but for a purpose – for them, to prepare a place for them. He tells them not to be troubled, but we see from Thomas’ response that they are.

Isn’t it interesting that Jesus tells the disciples that they already know the way to where He is going? And yet Thomas vehemently objects. We do not know… How can we know?

Questions we ask even today.

But Jesus, in patient love, simply answers Thomas’ question. The answer is Him. He was the answer back then, and He is the answer even now. It’s always been Him.

But do we believe that? No, not always. But we must! We must believe He is who He says He is. We must believe that He is sovereign. We must believe that His plans are not without cause, but rather, for a divine and perfect reason. We must believe. And in the believing, we must fight against our hearts’ desire to doubt and fret. In the believing we must cling to His promise that He will return for us. In the believing we must trust His words:

The Way.
The Truth.
The Life.

Isn’t this what we’ve always wanted? Yes. It’s everything our human logic requires, it’s everything our feeble hearts long for. We know the way. We know the truth. We know the life. But are we taking it?

Describe John 14:6 with regards to the following:
What way? What truth? What life?

Guidelines: Describe each of the three phrases in no more than 2-3 sentences and be sure to provide supporting evidence from Scripture. Best answer wins! If there are multiple “best answers,” then the one with the earliest time stamp wins!
Enjoy! 🙂

3 thoughts on “CHALLENGE 3 | Jesus is the Answer

  1. The “Way” leading to Eternal LIFE away from one of destruction is only through Jesus Christ, the Son of God who donned the frame of man to take on the wages of sin due to mankind!

    Matthew 7:13 (KJV)
    Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
    Matthew 7:14 (KJV)
    Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    The “Truth” is an undeniable fact that both the righteous and unrighteous seek after; although, the one is to attain life eternal and the other to destruction. When Jesus Christ is the epitome of Truth, our path chosen must be one of obedience rather than one of disobedience!

    There are far too many verses to point to regarding the validity of what is TRUE!

    John 8:32 (KJV)
    And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
    John 8:44 (KJV)
    Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
    John 16:7 (KJV)
    Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
    1 Corinthians 13:6 (KJV)
    Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
    2 Corinthians 13:8 (KJV)
    For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
    Ephesians 4:15 (KJV)
    But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:
    Hebrews 10:26 (KJV)
    For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
    1 Peter 1:22 (KJV)
    Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, [see that ye] love one another with a pure heart fervently:
    2 John 1:2 (KJV)
    For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.

    The “Life” eternal and supernal is through the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ who is the one who gives life to all who believe in His Sovereignity over all. Those who live this temporal life devoid of the promise of an eternal life are set on a path of destruction through their disobedience to the Truth set before them!

    Luke 12:23 (KJV)
    The life is more than meat, and the body [is more] than raiment.
    John 1:4 (KJV)
    In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
    John 6:51 (KJV)
    I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
    John 11:25 (KJV)
    Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
    John 14:6 (KJV)
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    Galatians 2:20 (KJV)
    I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
    1 Timothy 4:8 (KJV)
    For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
    1 John 1:2 (KJV)
    (For the life was manifested, and we have seen [it], and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

  2. John 14:6
    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

    The way→ to eternal life
    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

    John 8:12
    Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

    The truth→ to knowing God
    John 1:14
    And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
    Verse 17 – For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

    John 8: 31-32
    So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

    The life→ with God
    John 11: 25 – 26
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

    Romans 6:23
    For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    1 John 5:13
    I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.

  3. A BIG CONGRATS to Scarlet Line of Hope for winning Challenge 3! Thank you Benita and Scarlet for your participation! We loved reading how the Lord has revealed to you both, through His Word, that HE is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE! Scarlet, we will contact you soon! 🙂

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