John 14:1-11

I am the way and the truth and the life

John 14:1-11
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
John 14:6
Jesus is having a conversation with his disciples Philip and Thomas, unpacking some of the mysteries he has shown them. In the previous chapter the disciples have just heard that where Jesus is going they cannot come. Which prompted this exchange. Thematically John’s Gospel points us to Jesus being the promised Messiah and the Son of God by believing in him and inheriting eternal life with the Father. The interesting thing here is that Jesus isn’t blunt, he is gentle and subtle with his disciples and us, revealing himself slowly.  He gives us strong hints as to where he is going  (back to the Father/ heaven) and what he is doing there preparing a way for us to join him. Yes, there is a place for us all in heaven, if we accept Jesus. I love how the work has all been done at the cross but the onus is on us to receive him. Salvation cannot be earned but is a gift that is freely given.

Jesus challenges the disciples and modern day Christians to follow him and go to the place where he is going. That is to die to self hence we are led to the I am statement. When we look for Jesus, we will also see the Father, notice in Exodus 3:14 when Moses is at the burning bush and asks who shall I say sent me, his response is ‘’I AM WHO I AM". The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are intrinsically linked, 3 persons in one being. It’s important that we see Jesus exactly as he is, that he and the Father are one. Through the Holy Spirt we participate in this dance between Father, Son and Holy Spirit by being partaker in the divine nature.

"Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires." 2 Peter 1:4


  1. Why do you think Jesus responds to Thomas with an I am statement? And what are the implications of knowing Jesus? Be honest with yourself and write 3 areas where God is challenging you right now.

  2. What comes to mind when you think about the Father’s house having many rooms? Pray for 3 people right now who need to know this truth.

  3. Take some time to think about Jesus being in the Father and the Father being in Jesus. How can Jesus be fully God and fully man at the same time? What role does the Holy Spirit play in your life right now?


Lord Jesus,

I am so grateful that you died on the cross to reconcile me to the Father. You truly are the way the truth the life, without your sacrifice I would have perished but because of your love, I have a place in our Father’s house. Help me today to die to my own wants and desires, so I can live the life filled with the Holy Spirit. I pray for your guidance in all I do and for you to touch the hearts of those around me, and those yet to come to faith.

This Everyday Devotions was written by Emeka Maddy, who is an Elder in our Sutton Venue.

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