inCredible – Part 1 – The Only Way?
Sermon by Greg MacRobbie – Sunday, April 28, 2019
Is Jesus really the only way to have a relationship with God? Isn’t that just a western religion idea?
Brookside Banter follow up video
In this Brookside Banter video, we address some questions that came out of this week’s content.
Life Group Study Guide
Have you ever tried to find a shortcut around traffic or construction? Were you using a paper map? Or a GPS map? How did it work out, and were they any surprises along the way?
- Was there something in this week’s teaching that particularly struck you or got you thinking?
- Canadian culture champions toleration, acceptance, non-judgement and inclusivity. Following Jesus requires acceptance of truth that excludes in some ways. How do you reconcile these tensions?
- Someone living in China, Iraq or India may look at Christianity as the religion of the West, something not for them. What would you say in response?
- Read John 10:11-16 and 14:6. In chapter 10, Jesus uses the metaphor of shepherds and sheep to claim that he is the good shepherd, and that all those who will be rescued come to him, whether they are from the Jewish nation (‘this sheepfold’) or from any other ethnic group (‘other sheep). In chapter 14, Jesus states plainly that He is the only way to peace and acceptance with God. What do these verses tell you about the scope of Jesus claims? Are there any other options than that 1. Jesus was lying, 2. Jesus was deluded, or 3. Jesus was telling the truth? Talk about it…
- Read Matthew 28:19 and Acts 1:9. What do these post-resurrection appearances tell us about Jesus’ claims on every nation, his love for every nation, and his expectation for his followers regarding every nation?
- Read Philippians 2:6-11 and Revelation 5:9-10. The Bible consistently describes the reign and rule of Jesus as universal. How would you use these verses to help someone from another culture consider that Jesus is not just for ‘the West’, but for them too?
- As the apostle Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15, the claims of Christ are validated in the reality of the resurrection. If Jesus truly rose from the dead, then all this is true. If he did not, it is all a lie. What do you consider the toughest arguments against the resurrection? What do you consider the strongest arguments for the resurrection?
What is God saying to you from His Word? What are you going to do about it?