What is "The Way"?
In John 14:6, Jesus tells us, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Once we have surrendered to Jesus as our Lord and savior, we have the promise of the Holy Spirit. In John 14:26, Jesus tells his disciples about the role of the Holy Spirit on the eve of his crucifixion:
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (John 14:26 NIV)
The work of the Spirit in our lives brings us into God’s own presence and allows us space for transformation to be remade into the image we were created to bare. (Gen 1:26) As our heart, and perspective are transformed and we begin to live in the way as Jesus did we live not only like him but also for his purposes.
As we follow and bare his image our life produces fruits.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Gal. 5
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matt 28
When the body of Christ lives in the way of Jesus and produces fruit as we were commanded, we will naturally serve, sacrifice for, and transform our communities in the same way Jesus did.