Share a high and a low from this past week.
Answer this question again: “I am… (noun)”— something that describes you, or how you are feeling right now.
John 14:1-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.2 In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way to the place where I am going.”
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
In what ways is this “I am” saying a passage that
creates controversy? Do you find it controversial? Why or why not?
Think about how many religions are practiced in the Holy Land—and in the rest of the world!
Would Jesus get into a theological debate about whose religion is right and whose is wrong?
What do you think Jesus would say? How would he explain what he meant by, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life?”
Dear God, thank you for working in our lives everyday and allowing us to gather together to learn more about you through your son Jesus Christ. We thank you for the work you have already done in our lives and in the life of this group, and we know you are not yet finished with us. Please be with us as we draw near to you and closer to each other. In your son’s holy name, we pray. Amen.
May the Way, the Truth, and the Life guide us in our faith.
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