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Absolutely Jesus

Posted: Sunday, May 24

Pastor Mark McKinstry // Missions & Christian Education Pastor

Pastor Mark McKinstry // Missions & Christian Education Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

2 Samuel 4:1-6:23
John 13:31-14:14
Psalm 119:17-32
Proverbs 15:31-32 

 

Verse of the day:

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)


The great evangelist, Dr. Billy Graham tells the story of a time early in his ministry when he arrived in a small town to preach a sermon. Wanting to mail a letter in those days, he asked a young boy where the post office was. When the boy told him, Dr. Graham thanked him and said, "If you will come to church tonight, I will tell you how you can get to Heaven." The little boy thought about it for a moment and said, "No, thank you, sir, I don’t think I will be there. You don’t even know how to get to the post office!"

 

Have you ever struggled with directions? If you’re a guy, the answer to that is simple: “No.” After all, we have a built in GPS system, can I get an amen?!?! All joking aside though, could Jesus be any more clear in his statement about His position in regards to man’s salvation?

 

In our world, some like to live in the realm of ambiguity – we believe it’s comfortable to be neutral – that it eliminates conflict. Some reason that it’s just simpler to live without absolutes; that kind of lifestyle never demands we take a stand for anything – you can never be wrong. Yet the truth is, everyone depends on absolutes in life; physically, morally, and ethically.

 

Bishop Henry Whipple, the 19th century missionary to the Native Americans simply said, “As the grave grows near, my theology is growing strangely simple, and it begins and ends with Christ as the only refuge for the lost.”  Friends, it’s all about Jesus.

 

Let me give you a couple more absolutes: Jesus absolutely came to the earth as a man. Jesus absolutely lived a sinless life. Jesus absolutely died for your sin. Jesus absolutely came back to life after being in the grave for three days. Jesus absolutely gives spiritual life to all who ask and trust Him for it. If you don’t know what to do, just listen to Jesus. He’ has already given you the right directions.