JESUS DIDN’T SAY, “No one comes to the Father except through Christianity.” He didn’t say, “No one comes except through the church.” He said, “No one comes except through me!” We are invited to make Jesus Christ our way. He is our pattern for living.
How do we do that? We see four ways in which the first disciples made Jesus their way. First of all, they stayed connected with Jesus in a small community. That is what they did for three years. They lived with Jesus in a small group. Knowing him was not limited to individual experiences. Faith will always be somewhat abstract until it becomes real to us in relationship with other people. The disciples came to understand who Jesus was and what he could do through a fellowship with others with whom they entrusted their lives.
The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus
From page 94-95 of The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus by Rob Fuquay. Copyright © 2014 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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“Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.”
—John 14:12, NRSV
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