The early Christians were called the followers of, “the Way”. Perhaps those followers of Jesus called themselves this because of Jesus’ statement in John 14:6. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
As we approach Easter, this is a good time to remember that Jesus is the Way and He shows us how to live life according to His plan and purposes. So He shows us the way of redemption, the way of healing, the way of compassion, and ultimately He shows us a new way to God.
Life is difficult and complicated. There are so many twists and turns. There are so many roadblocks and barriers. There’s even a few dangerous spots in our journey. Truly, it’s easy to get lost along the way in life. But, if we follow Jesus, He will always lead us on the right path. Remember these words?
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” Matthew 7:13-14.
This Easter, let’s remember that as believers we are followers of The Way.
This week we will be beginning a new series called The Way by looking at the way of redemption. Often times one of the biggest obstacles to experiencing the New Way that Jesus offers is our own desire to hide a part of our life. Hiding a part of our past or a part of who we are today can cause anxiety, stress, depression and more. In this message we are going to look at John’s ministry and his reminder that Jesus’ way of redemption is designed to reconcile this inherent inner tension of who we are on the outside with the who we are on the inside.