The Way, the Truth and the Life

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Before we begin, let’s turn to an oft-quoted passage in the Bible – John 14:6.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Jesus’ declaration, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life,” encapsulates the very essence of our faith and offers us the only path to follow, the only truth to embrace, and the only life to experience in Him. Let’s take a closer look at each of these aspects and how they shape our walk as Spirit-filled believers.

When Jesus declared Himself as the Way, He revealed His divine nature and role as the exclusive path to God the Father. In a world filled with countless philosophies, ideologies, spiritual paths, and false religions and cults, Jesus Christ stands apart as the one true Way. He is not merely a guide or a moral teacher; He is the embodiment of the Way – He is the way. Through His life, death, and resurrection, He paved the way for us to find eternal salvation and experience a restored relationship with God.

The Way of Christ is not a mere set of rules or rituals, but a life transforming journey of both surrender and discipleship. It calls us to follow Jesus, to walk in His footsteps, to embrace His teachings as the roadmap for our lives, and to bow down to Him as our King. As we study His life and ministry, we see His love, compassion, and unwavering commitment to the Father’s will. Jesus invites us to walk in His love, to extend grace and mercy to others, and to demonstrate His Way to the lost world around us.

Furthermore, Jesus proclaimed Himself as the Truth. In a world that often confuses truth with subjective opinions and personal ideologies, Jesus stands as the ultimate source of truth. He came to reveal the truth about the Father, humanity, and the purpose of our existence and why He was sent to us to die on the Cross. In His life and teachings, Jesus provides a foundation of truth that is unchanging, unwavering, and eternal.

In Jesus, we find the truth that sets us free from the bondage of sin, fear and falsehood. Through the Bible, we encounter God’s Word, which guides us, instructs us, and reveals to us the nature of God’s love and His redemptive plan for humanity. As believers, we hold fast to the truth of Christ, aligning our lives with His divine principles and standing firm in the face of moral relativism and spiritual confusion.

Finally, Jesus declared Himself as the Life. In a world filled with despair, brokenness, and the fear of death, Jesus offers us the gift of eternal life. Through His death and resurrection, He conquered sin and death, providing us with the opportunity to experience true life in Him. This life is not limited to a future hope but begins here and now, transforming our existence and empowering us to live abundantly in His presence.

Embracing the life that Jesus offers requires a complete surrender of our old selves. It is an invitation to die to our selfish desires, to crucify our old ways of living, and to be reborn in Him. Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to live a life that is characterised by a deep and intimate relationship with Christ. It is a life where the fruit of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control—abounds within us. (Galatians 5:22-23)

Brothers and sisters, let’s remember that Jesus is not just a historical figure or a philosophical concept in ancient times. He is the living Way, the eternal Truth, and the abundant Life. He is with us now, in this very day! As members of the Body of Christ, we are called to walk in His Way, to embrace His Truth, and to experience His Life each and every day. It is through our living testimony, empowered by the Holy Ghost, that we become witnesses to His power in our lives and can share the Gospel with a world in desperate need.

May the Holy Spirit guide us, empower us, and strengthen our resolve to follow Jesus as the only Way, the only Truth, and the only Life. Let us seek His face, study His Word, and immerse ourselves in prayer and worship. As we do so, we will find ourselves walking in step with the Spirit, being transformed into the likeness of Christ, and becoming a true testimony of His love and grace in the world.

May God bless each of you abundantly as you walk the path of the Way, embrace the truth of Christ, and experience the fullness of life in Him. In the name of Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

Br. Charles