Summary: There is no other way to get to Heaven than by Jesus.
Jesus, the One and Only
July 6, 2008 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: There is no other way to get to Heaven than by Jesus.
Focus Passage: John 14:1-7Supplemental Passage: Matthew 7:13-14 NASB "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. (14) "For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
A 2008 study the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, just released by the Pew Forum Group shows that 57 percent of those attending evangelical churches agree that many religions can lead to eternal life. Only 36 percent chose the alternative, "My religion is the one, true faith leading to eternal life."
I. Different roads approach
a. Directions to a point. (You can’t get there from here)
b. All religions are different paths to the same God/destination.
II. Good intentions approach
a. If you mean well, then God understands.
III. Good Works approach
a. Jesus PLUS something equals eternal life
b. Because of the death of Jesus, we are able to earn our way to Heaven
IV. Jesus Only Approach
a. John 3:16 NASB "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
b. Ephesians 2:8-9 NASB For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; (9) not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.