Jesus is…the Only Bridge to God

by carolineboykin on August 5, 2011

“Jesus answered,
‘I am the way
and the truth
and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.’”

John 14:6

As a young girl, I remember learning “The Four Spiritual Laws,” written in 1952 by Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ.  Bright wrote them in the form of a pocket-sized booklet (tract) as an evangelistic tool to clearly and concisely explain the gospel of salvation.  Over the years, millions of the booklets have circulated around the world, leading countless people to saving faith in Christ.  Today the message of “The Four Spiritual Laws” continues on in various forms and languages.

The third law says, “Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for man’s sin. Through Him you can know and experience God’s love and plan for your life.”  The corresponding diagram illustrates that God has bridged the gulf that separates us from Him by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for our sins. The Scripture reference is:

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life,
no one comes to the Father but through Me”

Can I encourage you to click on the link below to read an illustrated version of “The Four Spiritual Laws”?  It only takes a minute.  Even if you’ve been a Christian for years, I think you’ll find the beauty and simplicity of the gospel refreshing.  And then who knows – you might have the chance to share it with someone else…

http://www.campuscrusade.com/fourlawsflash.htm

Family Fun LINK: I honestly think of this verse almost every time I go over a long bridge.  Your kids can “see” this verse come to life in the same way.  Easily associate and connect the meaning of this key verse with a bridge.  Walk or drive over a bridge with your child while explaining that Jesus’ bridges our relationship with God, making it possible to be with God in heaven.  Look up pictures of bridges.  Google the longest bridge in the world.  (I’m not sure what that is!)  But even the longest bridge can’t get us to heaven.  Only Jesus can.  And he waits for you to believe in Him alone to do so!

If you’d like downloadable verse cards for the 7 “I AM”s of Jesus, scoot over to the sidebar and click on the “Free Memory Verse Downloads.” Each verse includes an illustration to link and aid memorization.

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