The Why

The Why

The youngest of the original twelve disciples was the apostle John. In his gospel, John portrays the personal side of Jesus, sharing the classic, one-on-one conversations that reveal a Jesus who "knew the heart of man." John lived his life with Jesus and for Jesus—and, while imprisoned on the island of Patmos, he declared, "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!" (Revelation 5: 12). This beautiful perspective reflects our own passion for Christ.

The One project is committed to the idea that a Jesus-driven, Jesus-bathed, Jesus-backed, Jesus-led, Jesus-filled, Jesus-powered, all-about-Jesus movement is the uncompromising directive from our past, the joy of our present, and hope for our future. We claim the primal impulse: a longing to be with Jesus.

We believe pulpits, classrooms, worship halls, board rooms, living rooms—life!—should be drenched in the Spirit of Jesus.
We crave a high Christology in which Jesus is fully honored as Creator, Savior, and Lord. We believe Jesus is the hope of the first testament and inspiration for the second. Theology—the study of God—is at its best in the dedicated exploration of Jesus, who is "the image of God." He alone is the "desire of the ages." This includes all of the ages, from the Prelapsarian Age and life after the fall; the Antediluvian Age and life after the flood; prehistoric times, the Stone Age, the Classical Age, the Age of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Age of Reason, the Modern Age and in this, our 21st Century Age.

We love our communities. And we want the greatest gift for it—Jesus.

The One project seeks—through gatherings, conversations, web-based content, and Christ-focused publications—to stimulate preaching, worship, and adoration of Jesus.

In Praise of Jesus Christ

15 He is the image of God, the invisible one, the firstborn of all creation.
16 For in him all things were created, in the heavens and here on the earth.
Things we can see and things we cannot, – thrones and lordships and rulers and powers –
all things were created both through him and for him.
17 And he is ahead, prior to all else and in him all things hold together;
18 and he himself is supreme, the head over the body, the church.
He is the start of it all, firstborn from realms of the dead; so in all things he might be the chief.
19 For in him all the Fullness was glad to dwell 20 and through him to reconcile all to himself, making peace through the blood of his cross,
through him – yes, things on the earth, and also the things in the heavens.

– Colossians 1:15-20 (NTE)