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  • Kids Ministry is back BOTH services for ages nursery through 6th grade!
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Message Notes

Why is Christianity the Only Way? // Answers // 01.23.22

“My position is that all great religions are fundamentally equal.” 

                                                                                    Mahatma Gandhi


“One of the biggest mistakes humans make is to believe there’s only one way. Actually, there are many diverse paths leading to God.”     Oprah Winfrey


John 14:1-6


1.All views can’t be true because all views ____________


2. Christianity is the only way because Jesus _________________


MINIMAL FACTS…


#1: The disciples believed Jesus rose and ________________

#2: Paul a persecutor of the church is ___________________

#3: James the brother of Jesus ________________________

#4: The testimony of _________________

#5: Christianity is birthed in the city Jesus is crucified in


Discussion Questions

Intro: If someone asked you, “Why is Christianity the only way?” How would you answer that question? Please write out your answer 

 

1.Read John 13:37-38. Peter says he will lay down his life for Jesus and Jesus says, “No you won’t. In fact, Peter, you will deny me.” Now read how Jesus comforts Peter knowing Peter will deny Him. Write down all the ways that Jesus comforts Peter, and how it comforts you. 

 

2. In John 14:6 we find the statement that people have a problem with. Jesus is the only way, and no one comes to the Father but through Him. Dialogue why people in today’s culture have such a problem with Jesus’ claim? 

*And always remember the difference between Christianity and all other religions are: They say you can work your way to God. Christianity says you cannot. So always ask, “How many good works is enough to get me to God?” Also, memorize your minimal facts on the evidence for the Resurrection. This proves Jesus was more than just a man or good teacher. He is God. 

 

3. I talked about the law of non-contradiction which means. If something is true, its opposite cannot be true at the same time and in the same way. One of the great ways to answer people when they claim all religions are true or the same is to bring up some big differences such as: 

Mohammed says to Kill the infidel. Whereas Jesus said to love our enemies. Now, write down the differences in some religions and Christianity and share with your group. This will prepare you to give answers when asked.  

 

4. When people say, “That’s your truth. I’ve got my truth.” How would you answer such a statement?   

 

5. Now for the double bonus Jeopardy fun question. You have to do some background work and some thinking. Read Exodus 32:1-5. How does this event relate to today’s thinking that all religions lead to God? Or that all religions are the same. Take a close look at verses 4 and 5?  

Resources

The Case For the Resurrection of Jesus by Gary R. Habermas & Michael R. Licona


Warren Wiersbe Bible Exposition Commentary


John Courson Bible Commentaries


Vines Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words


William Barclay


Craig keener


https://www.bibleref.com


https://www.blueletterbible.org/commentaries/guzik_david/


New Bible Commentary


Bible Exposition Commentary 


Enduring Word App 


https://www.logos.com

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