The Genuine Article
Date: March 16, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Steve Elliott
Text: John 14:6-14
– I hear people say things like “well, you have your truth and I have my truth” as if there are options on truth. We don’t want it both ways, we want it all ways, meaning my way. “My truth” is really just ME writ large.
– Who is this God who tells me what I can and cannot do? I’ll tell you who He is: He is God and you are not!
– “I am the way, the truth and the life. Without the way there is no going; without the truth there is no knowing, without the life there is no living.” – Thomas A Kempis, Of the Imitation of Christ
– “Tolerance is the sole and final virtue of a man without any true convictions.” – G. K. Chesterton
– The vertical beam [of the cross] is the exclusivity of Christ as the one way of salvation. The horizontal beam stands for the inclusivity of Christ.
– There is no God the Father who does not look just like the Jesus of the New Testament.
– The greater we do… the more than him that we do… is quantitative not qualitative. The Risen Jesus himself does more than the historical Jesus but he does it through his disciples and his church.
– [Pray for] Anything that is in alignment with his cause and if prayed so the Father would be glorified by in the Son.
– “This is to be normative: Jesus expects his praying church to be miraculous and missionary to the glory of the father.”
– Jesus’ promise here leads us to both want and expect miraculous answers to our believing prayers. We are supposed to ask.
All quotes by Dr. Steve Elliott unless otherwise noted.