Summary: Part 4 of our series on John
Jesus – Believe in Jesus and live
“The truth will set you free”
From John chapter 18
On the day He was crucified
Jesus stood before Pontius Pilate
Being tried on false charges.
Pilate asked Jesus if He is indeed a King as many were saying
“You are right in saying that I am a King. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the worlds, to testify to the truth.
“Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
To which Pontius Pilate replied, “What is truth?”
What is truth?
Many today are asking this question
“What is truth?”
We live in a time when many claim that there are no absolute truths
Many teach that there is only what is right for you.
If you have boy parts and want to identify as a girl that’s your truth
If you don’t like your race, just call yourself something else- that’ your truth
If this grapefruit wants to be a pineapple- that is its truth
This is why
Abortion which is only legalized murder
All sorts of dishonesty and deception
Addictions of all kinds
Are running rampant in our country today
It fact in our world
They teach that there is no real right or wrong
It seems in the world today that there is no clear line to use as a standard for our behavior and beliefs
Just the absolute belief that there are no absolutes.
Notice I said seems
I said seems because there are very clear truths written right here in God’s word
Jesus said in John 14:6
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
In a world searching for the truth, the truth is closer than most believe or want to believe
It is so close that it is sad that many fail to see it
So many fail to reach out and grab it
Today as we look at our text
I want you to know the power of knowing the truth and the freedom the truth can bring.
In today’s world the desire to attain freedom is the source of many wars and conflicts
Countries and traditions all over the world
People are demanding their God given right to be free
Ironically even those who do not claim to know God
When referring to their right to freedom
Many have fought and died and are fighting and dying for that right as we speak
Freedom is a wonderful thing
Many people in the world are not free
They think they are
Many are still in bondage to sin in their lives
Many of those mentioned are not even aware that they are slaves to sin
Please open your bibles to John 8:31-32
31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Jesus Christ is the Truth
In this passage of scripture he is talking to people who have believed in him
Many who had once followed for the wrong reasons
Believed for the wrong reasons were falling away
Remember last week we talked about the ones who were coming to Jesus for what they could get