Exclusive Inclusion: Is Jesus the only Way? [Sermon]

M. Scott Peck wrote: “one of the characteristics of evil is its desire to confuse.” These are certainly confusing times. There is choice confusion (and fatigue), moral confusion, and information confusion.

Enter Jesus. For centuries, his words have given comfort and clarity. They have also been the source of controversy: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Today, if someone thinks you’re being “exclusive” or “judgmental” you are automatically the bad guy. Don’t these words from Jesus sound like both?

This sermon on John 14:1-11 explains his meaning and why these are words of both clarity and compassion in confusing times. Truth without love isn’t really truth; and love without truth isn’t really love.

Below is the YouTube video version. Under that is the audio-only download. You can also access a link to the “growing deeper” background content as a part of The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan.

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Audio-only download:


As mentioned, you can access the extra “growing deeper” background content as a part of The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan (by clicking here) or by finding it wherever you subscribe to podcasts — iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or TuneIn). It’s called “Jesus prepares a place for us, is the (only) Way, and calls us to bold prayer.”

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