December 10, 2011

Jesus, the Only Mediator

Acts 4:1-22

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name given under heaven by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:12


Is it possible for us as sinners to have fellowship with a holy God?

How can we, being just dust and ashes, be reconciled with the Creator of the universe?

How can we, sinful human beings, have access to the throne of God?

The Christian faith is not a path open to us from earth to heaven, but a path opened by God from heaven to earth. In Christ, God reconciled the world to himself (2 Corinthians 5:19). There is only one mediator between God and humankind—and that mediator is Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 2:5).

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one can go to the Father except through him (John 14:6). Jesus is the new and living path that leads you to God.

Jesus said, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in … and find pasture” (John 10:9).

Jesus is the way to salvation, to abundant provision, and to liberation. He is the bridge that connects you to God.

He is the ultimate high priest who mediates between you and God. No church, no religion, no sacred rite, aside from Jesus Christ, can reconcile you with God.

Christ is the only mediator.

Have you surrendered yourself to him?

Dear God, deliver me from the legalistic requirements I often set on myself. Help me surrender totally to Christ as my only Savior. Through him I pray. Amen.

About the author — Hernandes Lopes

Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes grew up in a Christian home in Brazil. Following his 1981 graduation from Seminário Presbiteriano do Sul in Campinas, Brazil, he served two congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Brazil. In 2000, he earned a doctor of ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Rev. Lopes has been the voice of the television program Verdade e Vida (“Truth and Life”) since 2006. In 2010 he was appointed Portuguese ministry leader for Back to God Ministries International. Rev. Lopes and his wife, Tinha, have two college-age children.

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