Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo ; April 28th, 2019 Sunday ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D ;
JESUS IS THE ANSWER
(He’s The Only Way For Salvation)
TO THE BIBLE Acts 4:11-12 AMPC
“This [Jesus] is the Stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which has become the Head of the corner [the Cornerstone]. And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved.”
There’s no religion, no religious leader, no method, or medium under heaven for man’s salvation, except by the Name of Jesus. As clear as this is in the Scriptures, there’re some who contend with it, stating that there’re many ways to God. But this is the Word of God! There’s no other name under heaven, given to men for salvation, except the Name of Jesus. In John 14:6, Jesus said unequivocally, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
There may be many that are called gods, but there’s only one God, and one mediator between God and men— the man, Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5). He’s the only One who reconciles men to God; the only One who bridges the gap, and makes friendship and peace between God and man. This should be your conviction, and enough motivation to preach the Gospel.
Romans 5:1-2 says, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” No one had any hope of glory until Jesus came. Man had been separated from God, and from His glory; there was no way for him to be reconciled.
That’s the reason for all the religions of the world; they’re seeking a way to come back to God. But Jesus Christ is the answer. He made it possible for us to receive the God-life, ushering us into God’s presence. As a Christian, you must be absolutely convinced that there’s no salvation in any other but Jesus. Be convinced that He’s the answer, the water of life to quench man’s thirst forever. He’s the only hope for the world!
5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Faith Triumphs in Trouble
Therefore, having been justified by faith, [a]we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Dear Father, I thank you for your grace that’s manifested to save, heal, deliver, uplift and prosper all those who embrace the Gospel of Christ’s saving power today, as it’s preached around the world. Through renewed efforts, I’m committed to reaching my world with your Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 22:66-23:1-25, 2 Samuel 1-3
Luke 22:66-23:1-25, 2 Samuel 1-3
Share the Gospel today with at least two people in your sphere of contact.