Mark preached from John 14:6 on Sunday morning, looking at the verse ‘I am the way.’

Jesus answers a question from His disciples as He teaches them about His future destiny. They don’t understand how He can be talking about leaving them and where He is going; Thomas admits He has no idea how to get to that place! In reply, Jesus tells him ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’ – another of the ‘I am’ statements in John’s Gospel which reveal more of God’s name.

Jesus is not only an example to us, but is the way to the Father. He bridges the gap between a heavenly, holy God and sinful, earthly man. He is the ‘new and living way’ (Hebrews 10:20) by which we can come into God’s presence because He has removed the barrier between us and God. Previously, the High Priest could only enter the Holy of Holies (the symbol of God’s presence) once a year, on penalty of death. Now we have the privilege of access to God on a daily basis, because Jesus has made the way for us to come freely into God’s presence. We are declared righteous not because of our righteousness, but because of His redemptive sacrifice.

Jesus is also the way to all the blessings of God (Eph 1:3). We can, therefore, now approach the Father with boldness, reverence and thankfulness.

The link is to Jeremy Camp’s song ‘The Way’.