The Claims of Jesus

Series: Deconstruct | Reconstruct | Week 2: How Can Jesus Be the Only Way?

Read John 14:6 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.

1. What words did Jesus use to describe Himself?
2. How do people come to the Father?
3. Based on Jesus’ words, is there another way to come to the Father?

A common question when deconstructing one’s faith is how can Jesus be the only way? Let’s start by looking at Jesus’ own claims about Himself. In John 14:6, He says clearly, “No one can come…except through me.” These words were spoken to His disciples at the Last Supper, and they’ve been recorded for us, His disciples, today.

Jesus’ words might be the most controversial and offensive claim in the Christian faith. Within our pluralistic society, to say that He’s the only way sets off an alarm in people’s minds. The alternative – saying that all religions are equal – sounds good on the surface. But as we see in Scripture and in life, truth by its nature is exclusive.

Is it true that Jesus is the only way? Is there evidence that backs up His claim? If His claims are true, that doesn’t make them intolerant. It makes all others irrelevant. This week, we’ll unpack the unique claims of Jesus. For today, let’s remember the foundation of who Jesus said He is. Let’s ground our faith in the One who is the way, the truth, and the life.

Do you view Jesus as the only way to the Father? What other “ways” have you tried to follow that have proven to be empty?
In your life, currently or in the past, how have you experienced Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life?
What questions are you still wrestling with when it comes to truth being exclusive? Is there a trusted mentor or pastor you can talk with? (Be sure to check out our resources on this week’s topic for a deeper dive as well.)

Pray through these questions, and write down what God is prompting you to do next. Share with a friend, and take a step to apply it.

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Deconstruct | Reconstruct