Who Christ Is: I AM the Way and the Truth and the Life

Contributor: Tim Seevers. Lesson ID: 10109

Being lost can feel lonely and frustrating. We can feel that way in life as we seek our purpose. Jesus proved to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Examine his bold claims in the Gospel of John!



learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


You take a right-hand turn and you're immediately lost. Haven't you seen that bush before? You start to question the last four or five choices as you begin to think you're never going to make it out. Welcome to life within a maze!

Recall a time when you or your family got lost. How did it happen? How did it make you feel? Try to describe your experience in vivid detail.

If you're anything like me, you love mazes. Knowing the starting and finishing points are not enough; it takes great skill, a keen eye, and a lot of trial and error to make your way through the maze. What about the maze of life?

Before you get started with this lesson, download and print one of these free mazes from amazingart.com, and attempt to reach the end!

Time yourself to see how long it takes you! Challenge a sibling or parent to see which person can finish the maze faster!

  • What was most difficult about the maze? What would have made this maze easier?
  • Now knowing how to complete the maze, try it again. How much easier was it to complete this time?
  • Let's tie this into our faith in Christ. In what ways is this maze like our spiritual life?

Bottom Line: Because Jesus is the Son of God, he is the only way to connect with God and receive eternal life.

Read John 14:1-14

  • Why might Jesus’ disciples have been troubled?
  • What did Jesus say they should do to calm their disturbed hearts?
  • Which two followers of Jesus are mentioned in the passage?
  • What did Thomas want to know?
  • What was Phillip’s request?
  • How did Jesus’ answer to Phillip’s question compare with the one he gave Thomas?
  • Who did Jesus say was the only way to God?
  • In what ways did Jesus identify himself with the Father?
  • Why did Jesus expect Philip and Thomas to believe in Him?

After completing, you can check your answers with Who Christ Is: I AM the Way and the Truth and the Life Answers from Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.

When you are satisfied with your answers, continue on to the Got It? section to further discuss the passage.

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