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Jesus: The Only Way To God?
Fourth Sunday of Easter

from the book
Times of Refreshing
Sermons For Lent And Easter

E. Carver McGriff

Acts 4:5-12


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These words attributed to Peter, "There is salvation in no one else," raise a difficult issue. If one misunderstands, it could lead to the idea that the only way to know God is through Christ. This would be offensive to our many friends of other religions throughout the world. True, one can correctly infer from Peter's words that there is something unique about Jesus, something which makes the experience of a relationship with Jesus not only special, but according to those of us who lay claim to that relationship, something above and beyond that known to others outside this faith. But surely, it would be heartless to insist that some little boy who grows up on the streets of Bombay believing that cows are divine, or a tiny girl destined to die of starvation in a remote African village cannot be "saved." More likely, Peter is talking here about a quality of relationship with God and a unique perception of ...

This Fourth Sunday of Easter sermon, Jesus: The Only Way To God?, is based on Acts 4:5-12 and relates to Fourth Sunday of Easter of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Times of Refreshing. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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