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20/20 Insight-Jesus, One Way

February 19th, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on Jesus as the one path to God, the Father.

In John 14:6, Jesus told His disciples, “I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

This is a claim that puts Jesus in a different category from everyone else that walked on the earth. He is identifying Himself as the only One who is able to bring us into a relationship with God. Access to God comes through Jesus. He is the only One who died for our sins, and He is uniquely qualified to restore us to a peaceful relationship with God. He is our Mediator.

Ephesians 3:12 says about Jesus, “In him and through faith in him, we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” In relationship to God, He does not count our sins against us, but looks on us with eyes of grace.

Focusing on Jesus as our pathway to God gives us greater clarity for living out the Christian life.   

John Shirk

Eye On Integrity-The Way

June 6th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on John 14:6.

Jesus declared to His disciples, “I am the way…”

He did not present Himself to His disciples as one of several options. He said, “No one comes to the Father except through me.”

This puts Jesus in a unique place of being the only One who can provide the way for us to have a relationship with God the Father.

God is holy and we are sinful. There is a chasm between us until Jesus steps in the gap to provide a bridge of grace. He came to the world to restore what had been broken by our sin. Isaiah 53:12 says about Jesus, “He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Faith walks toward God, using the bridge He has provided to cross over from isolation to a life-changing relationship.

Walking in the way of following Jesus is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

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