Category Archives: Is Jesus the Only Way?

New eBook from Jay … “Is Jesus the Only Way?”

OK, another interruption on our travels though the book of Colossians.  But I wanted to let you know about a short book that I just published, Is Jesus the Only Way?, available here in the Kindle store at amazon.com.  (It … Continue reading

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Back to Our Two Issues: Is Jesus the Only Way and Is Sin Compatible with the Child of God?

Our tour through the gospel of John, chapters 5 through 7, has been a long answer to a single question:  Is Jesus the only way to heaven?  And our conclusion, based on Jesus’ own words, is an emphatic “Yes” many … Continue reading

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“Is This the Christ?” – John 7:37-52

John 7:37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, … Continue reading

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Rivers of Living Water – John 7:25-39

John 7:25 So some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, “Is this not the man whom they are seeking to kill? 26 Look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. The rulers do not really … Continue reading

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Jesus in the Temple at Jerusalem – John 7:10-25

As we learned last time, Jesus turned down His brothers’ suggestion that He join them in Jerusalem for the Feast of Booths.  But once they are on their way, Jesus does follow them to the feast in secret. 10 But … Continue reading

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“My Time Has Not Yet Come” – John 7:1-9

Moving now to John chapter 7, let’s take a quick review of our timeline so far. Jesus heals a lame man on the Sabbath in Jerusalem. Jesus claims to be the Son of God. The Jewish leaders in Jerusalem seek … Continue reading

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Words of Eternal Life – John 6:66-69

Returning now to the narrative of John chapter 6, Jesus has concluded His discussion about true food and true drink with the following result.  John 6:66 As a result of this (the confusion over Jesus’ explanation of the spiritual meaning … Continue reading

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The Father Draws His Own – John 6:64-65

John 6:64 “But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him. 65 And He was saying, “For this … Continue reading

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True Food and True Drink – John 6:55-65

As we ended last time, Jesus was explaining the spiritual significance of His “eating My flesh and drinking My blood” metaphor.  Eating the flesh of Christ and drinking the blood of Christ is a metaphor for appropriating Christ by faith, … Continue reading

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“I am the Bread of Life” – John 6:43-54

We are near the halfway mark in our exploration of John chapters 5 through 7.  Summarizing to this point in the story, Jesus is confronted by the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem over what we might now consider a minor offense, healing … Continue reading

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The Bread of Eternal Life – John 6:30-42

Jesus is in the middle of a dialogue with the Jews as He taught in the synagogue in Capernaum.  He has just emphasized the need to believe that He is the Son of God sent by the Father.  His hearers … Continue reading

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The Food That Will Not Perish – John 6:16-29

John 6:16 Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea (the Sea of Galilee), 17 and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. It had already become dark, and Jesus had … Continue reading

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The Feeding of the 5000 – John 6:1-15

Moving now to John chapter 6, Jesus has left Jerusalem and gone to Galilee.  1 After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias ). 2 A large crowd followed Him, because … Continue reading

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Jesus Calls His Witnesses to the Stand – John 5:31-47

(Note:  John chapter 7 was published this morning by mistake.  Here is the next post in the series.) Up to this point in John chapter 5, Jesus has been identifying Himself as the divine Son sent by God.  But now … Continue reading

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The Father Honors the Son – John 5:19-30

Even with the Jews seeking to kill Him because of His claim of equality with God (John 5:18), Jesus continues to add fuel to the fire.  Starting in John 5:19, Jesus begins a discourse where He shows in what sense He claims equality … Continue reading

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Jesus Identifies Himself as God’s Equal – John 5:14-18

Continuing the story in John 5:14, Afterward Jesus found him (the man whom He had healed by the pool) in the temple and said to him, “Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to … Continue reading

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Jesus Heals a Lame Man on the Sabbath – John 5:1-13

Starting in John chapter 5, the apostle records a series of confrontations between Jesus and the Jewish religious leaders centered around the shocking claims of Jesus.  His claim to be the Son of God, His claim to be an equal … Continue reading

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Is Jesus the Only Way?

As you may recall, we started this series of posts with an empathetic ear to those calling for a more open, welcoming, and accepting church body.  I personally think a wider welcome in our churches is a good thing, but … Continue reading

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