"Jesus, The Only Way" - John 14:1-14 - (May 10, 2020 - Fifth Sunday of Easter)
We are in the Fifth Sunday after Easter, and yet John 14 takes us back to the beginning of Holy Week when Jesus teaches his disciples shortly after Palm Sunday. His goal is to prepare them for this week of suffering, trials, his crucifixion and resurrection. He starts by saying, "You believe in God; believe also in me." And then moves to tell them he is going to the Father to prepare a place for them. The questions come from Thomas and Philip and move our story along giving Jesus the opportunity to tell them, and us, who He really is and where he is going and WHY he is going there. He is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE but why? And why such exclusive claims which really clashed with our pluralistic religious culture in the USA. Listen in and find out.