John 13 v 30 - 14 v 11

Please don't read the passage until you have read this...The setting of this conversation, remember, is in the Upper room on the edge of Jerusalem- Luke 22 v 10-after Judas Iscariot had left, on a Thursday the day before Passover, the most important Festival of the Jewish year. It is night-this chapter, verse 30. Now read and let the words of Jesus draw you in... Some of the best known sayings of Jesus are in this passage...''Love each other, just as I have loved you'': the horizontal relationships between people are the way our love for the vertical relationship with God is made known.  ''I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through me'', a very powerful statement, an exclusive claim. Jesus Christ is the only one of the great men and women throughout the centuries who claimed to be God. If we accept that as true, then He has to have supremacy over all other prophets and teachers.  Jesus alone is the way to God. In Him alone we see what God is like, and He alone can lead us into God's presence without fear and without shame. Charles Wesley's immense hymn, 'And can it be?' has stood the test of time, with lyrics that state powerful truths:  'No condemnation now I dread; Jesus, and all in Him, is mine; Alive in Him, my living Head, And clothed in righteousness divine, Bold I approach the eternal throne, And claim the crown, through Christ my own.' Why are you a Christian believer? The words of Jesus and the deeds of Jesus are what drew you in and what draws you on deeper into Him now!

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