StoneBridge Community Church
"I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life"
Pastor Jeff Cheadle
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Campus
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Growth Groups
    Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    Sunday 12:00 PM

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Borderline Victims

At least 12 lives were cut short Wednesday. Here's what we know about the people who died in the shooting at the Borderline in Thousand Oaks.

Ventura County Emergency Information

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The Blind Men and the Elephant

Carson Weitnauer, "The Main Problem with the Parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant" Reasons for God, October 15, 2012.

Three Ways the "Elephant Parable" Backfires

Trevin Wax, "Ways ‘The Blind Men and the Elephant’ Story Backfires" The Gospel Coalition, August 25, 2016.
1. Jesus is the way to…
1. Jesus is the way to the truth about God.
Jesus demonstrates the truth that…
Jesus demonstrates the truth that…

God is Personal.
• God is Holy.
• God is Love.
For Reflection/Discussion: What are your thoughts on Friedrich Nietzsche's statement, "There are no facts, only interpretations"? The story of the Blind Men and the Elephant is often used to argue that religions limited in their perspectives. Do you see any fallacies or self-contradictions in the story and the conclusions that are drawn from it? How do we know anything whatsoever about God? What can we know about God apart from Jesus? What does Jesus' life, death, and resurrection have to teach us about God?
2. Jesus is the way to…
2. Jesus is the way to new life in God.
Dead people are incapable of self-improvement.
“If you’re a Christian you don’t have to believe that all the other religions are simply wrong all through. If you’re an atheist you do have to believe that the main point in all the religions of the whole world is simply one huge mistake. If you’re a Christian, you’re free to think that all those religions, even the oddest ones, contain at least some hint of the truth. When I was an atheist I had to try to persuade myself that most of the human race have always been wrong about the question that mattered to them most; when I became a Christian I was able to take a more liberal view. But, of course, being a Christian does mean thinking that where Christianity differs from other religions, Christianity is right and they are wrong. As in arithmetic, there is only one right answer to a sum… but some of the wrong answers are much nearer being right than others.” —C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity.
For Reflection/Discussion: Jesus is the path from where we are apart from God to the new life we have in God. What is life like when we try to live apart from God? What does the Bible mean when it says that we are dead in our trespasses? How can we know that we have passed from death to life?
3. Jesus is the way to…
3. Jesus is the way to God provided by God.
Thank God for offering us a Way to God— a Way that is available to and welcomes everyone without exception… if they wish.
For Reflection/Discussion: What are your thoughts on Jesus' statement that "No one comes to the Father except through me"? Does this imply that other religions are totally wrong? That Christians are always right? Is Jesus' statement exclusive and narrow? Inclusive and expansive? Both? Neither? To whom is the way of life offered us in Jesus open?

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