Summary: Questions at the Last Supper
1. The first question was asked by Peter. “Lord, where are You going?” (John 13:36).
Answer: “In My Father’s house are many mansions . . . I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2).
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me” (v. 1).
a. Jesus is concerned about your mental troubles, because unbelief is their source.
b. The primary source of our trouble is our heart, it is our personality, i.e.,
2. Our primary instinct and obligation is “belief in God.”
a. Believe He exists.
b. Believe He created us (Rom. 1:18-21).
c. Believe in right and wrong (Rom. 2:15-16).
3. A second question was asked by Thomas. “. . . how can we know the way?” (John 14:5).
Answer: “I am the way . . . to the Father . . .” (John 14:6).
a. The way to heaven is by a relationship to Jesus.
(1) Not correct doctrine.
(2) Not church ordination.
(3) Not good works.
(4) Not sincerity.
b. The way of Jesus is narrow, not broad. “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matt. 7:13-14).
c. We can have confidence in the “TRUTH” of Jesus. Truth is that which is consistent with itself, and corresponds to the laws of nature.
d. There are two aspects to Jesus’ life:
(1) Length, eternal without end.
(2) Quality, life more abundant (John 10:10).
(1) Is there another way to heaven apart from Jesus? No!
(2) Will God give a second chance after death? No!
4. A third request was made by Philip. “Lord, show us the Father” (John 14:8), i.e., what does the Father look like?
Answer: “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).
5. A fourth question was asked by Judas (not Iscariot). “Lord, how is it that you will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” (John 14:22).
a. Seen through fellowship with Son and the Father. “Jesus answered and said to him, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him’” (John 14:23).
b. By the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you” (John 14:26).
c. By inner peace. “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you . . .” (John 14:27).
If you have never really accepted Jesus as your personal Savior, would you do it right now? Do not delay or put it off. If you would like to receive Christ by faith, pray this simple prayer in your heart:
Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe Jesus died for my sins on the cross, and rose again the third day. I repent of my sins. By faith I receive the Lord Jesus as my Savior. You promised to save me, and I believe You, because You are God and cannot lie. I believe right now that the Lord Jesus is my personal Savior, and that all my sins are forgiven through His precious blood. I thank You, dear Lord, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you prayed that prayer, God heard you and saved you. I personally want to welcome you to the family of God and rejoice with you.
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