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Jesus and His Disciples

John 14:1-14

Jesus Comforts His Followers

1 Jesus said, “Don’t be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me. 2 There are many rooms in my Father’s house. I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 After I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back. Then I will take you with me, so that you can be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.”

 5 Thomas said, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

6Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me. 7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father too. But now you know the Father. You have seen him.”

8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father. That is all we need.”

9 Jesus answered, “Philip, I have been with you for a long time. So you should know me. Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father too. So why do you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The things I have told you don’t come from me. The Father lives in me, and he is doing his own work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or believe because of the miraclesa I have done.

    12 “I can assure you that whoever believes in me will do the same things I have done. And they will do even greater things than I have done, because I am going to the Father. 13 And if you ask for anything in my name, I will do it for you. Then the Father’s gloryb will be shown through the Son. 14 If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it.”

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   a 14:11 miracle An amazing act done by the power of God.
    b 14:13 glory A word that refers to the special qualities of God. Often it means brightness, referring to the way he appears to people. Sometimes it means majesty or power, referring to a kind of greatness that cannot be compared to anything in human experience. It can also include the ideas of wealth, honor, fame, or respect, especially in expressions of praise.
Why is God full of truthfulness?

“God is full of truthfulness because he reads the Bible a lot.” Angela, 8

“Sometimes I wonder if God is really fat because he is filled with kindness, love and truthfulness. God is overloaded with truthfulness. I don’t know how he holds it all!” Kathleen, 11

“God is so full of truth that if we were as full of air as he is full of truth, we’d pop!” Kaci, 9

“God is full of truthfulness because if we had no God, then we would have no truth. If you get to know God, then you would get to know the truth. Then you would be full of truth.” Madeline, 10

“God is full of truthfulness because he wants us to trust in him.” Ryan, 12

God is truth. All that he said through his word, the Bible, is true. He is the final authority on everything. He is the way we know what is true, what is real, what is right and wrong. God is full of truthfulness because he is the truth. This is his nature.

The Apostle John saw that Jesus was the Word and that he was full of truth. “The Word became a man and lived among us. We saw his divine greatness—the greatness that belongs to the only Son of the Father. The Word was full of grace and truth. That is, the law was given to us through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:14, 17).

The biggest lie in this world is that there are many ways to God. Jesus is the truth and the life. Because he is the source of life, only he can give eternal life to those who believe in him. To know God is to have eternal life (John 17:3).

Jesus wasn’t trying to be popular when he said, “The only way to the Father is through me.” If you want to be popular, tell people there are many ways to God. If you want to speak the truth, tell people Jesus is the only way to God. Sometimes speaking the truth will make you very unpopular. A lot of people would rather believe a lie than the truth.

A famous writer named C.S. Lewis once said that Jesus is either a liar, a crazy man or the Son of God. He can’t be only a good man or a prophet. Why? Good men don’t say they are the only way to God, if they are not. A crazy man might say this. Because Jesus is the Son of God, he is the only way to God.

The Apostle Philip asked Jesus to show him his Father. We often think that if we could just see God with our eyes, all our questions would be answered. We want a vision of God. We want a big experience. We want God to perform miracles. Jesus told Philip that whoever sees him has seen the Father.

Jesus didn’t come to the earth riding on the clouds. He was born to a working-class family. He lived in a small town. Like Philip, we need our spiritual eyes opened.

Think About This: When God works, it’s often done in a way that’s hidden.

Memorize This Truth: “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me'” (John 14:6).

Do your friends know that Jesus is the only way to God?
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