Only One Way

Author: Jessica Lippe — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: January 30, 2021

Read: Hebrews 11
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Only One Way

I was recently helping at a Christian camp for younger girls. One morning, we took a hike along a creek until we ended up at a rope bridge. As I was helping the kids across the bridge, one girl asked me how she could get to the other side of the creek. I motioned to the rope bridge, telling her she just had to walk across. The girl said she didn’t want to cross the bridge. When I explained that the rope bridge was the only way to get across, she refused to believe it. She even walked up and down the bank of the creek, trying to find another way. How often do we refuse to believe there is only one way to eternal life? Jesus Christ—fully God and fully human—died and rose again to beat sin and death so that all who put their trust in Him might live forever with Him. Many people try to find different ways to eternal life, but only Jesus provides it. Some are turned off to Christianity because it initially seems too difficult or scary, just like how the girl felt about the rope bridge. But in the end, Jesus is the only way to salvation from sin and death. If our faith is in Him—no matter what scary things we face—we can trust that we are secure, knowing He is faithful to His promises to forgive our sins and give us eternal life. • Jessica Lippe • To learn more about what it means to put your faith in Jesus, check out our “Know Jesus” page. • Do you ever find your faith walk difficult or scary? In Christ, we are secure and loved no matter what we face. As Christians, what are some of the truths and promises we can rest in when we face challenges? (To get started, check out Matthew 28:20, John 1:12, Romans 8, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 1:3-14, Philippians 4:12-13, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18, 2 Timothy 1:7, 1 Peter 2:9, and Revelation 21:1-5.) Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 (NIV)


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Hebrews 11