THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW WILL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 91ST EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE
Printed Text: John 14:1-14
Key Verse: John 14:6 (KJV)
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary 2011-2012
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
People always try to find direction in their lives. How can we know which way to go? Jesus proclaimed that He was the way people would come to God—because He was in God and God was in Him.
Jesus is the way to God, the way to life and truth. This is what this lesson teaches us. The way of God is love. The way of God is divine justice. The way of God is divine truth unhindered in the world. The way of God brings authentic life. Only when God’s love and pain for the world become our love and pain for the world are we following in the servant model of Jesus. We must learn that our spiritual service or kingdom work must exist in faith and belief in Jesus as “the way, the truth, and the life.”
Thank you, Lord, for Your sacrifice of love that helps us overcome fear. Cultivate in our hearts trust in Your love, so that we can bring glory to Your kingdom on earth. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.