Posts Tagged 'bread of life'

Bread From Heaven: Breaking Down the Bread of Life

Bread From Heaven: Breaking Down the Bread of Life Sermon Audio Here


John 6:35-51

One way that people welcome new neighbors is with a gift of bread. If you need a recipe, you won’t have difficulty finding one: Google “gift bread”, and you’ll get about 66 ½ million results in ½ a second. That is a LOT of zucchini bread!

Jesus IS the Bread of Life:

We Don’t Make This Bread; We Receive It As A Gift
John 6:35-40

  • v35/36 sight isn’t belief; we don’t initiate faith
  • v37/38 WE are the Father’s gift to the Son!
  • v39/40 God gives the Son to the World;
    • God gives the elect to the Son;
    • the Son raises the elect to eternal life
    • with the Father, the Son, and the Spirit

HOW Do We Receive This Gift of Daily Bread?
John 6:41-51

  • v41/42 intentional misunderstanding
  • v43/44 don’t fuss about God’s choice
  • v45/47 cf. Jer. 31:33-34 “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
  • we have everlasting life because we will be with God
  • v48/51 mere physical bread is temporary; trusting Christ to sustain us is ongoing & eternal

Bread can be more than just food; it is a physical fuel, and can be a mental reminder. It can be just a temporary meal, or it can be a life-long memory of love and warmth and family and satisfaction. Our daily choice: eat with your mouth, or eat with your soul.

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Bread From Heaven: Pointing to the Prophet

Bread From Heaven: Pointing to the Prophet Sermon Audio Here


John 6:1-21

Misunderstanding Manna from the Messiah – The Jews had this idea that the Promised One, the Messiah, would be like the ultimate prophet – that He would incorporate all of best features of all of the biggest prophets from Torah. Manna from Heaven was a big deal from the prophet Moses – and so the Messiah must be able to provide bread from heaven as well. But the people misunderstood what the Messiah was to do for them…

Setting Us Straight about the Meaning of Manna

Jesus Sustains Us
John 6:1-15

  • v1/6 Jesus recognizes our need
  • v7/9 What can Jesus do with our meager offerings?
  • v10/13 Jesus gives back to us what we give to Him
  • v14/15 we can misinterpret Jesus’ intentions

Jesus Startles Us
John 6:16-12

  • v19/20 Jesus can do the unexpected in our lives;
  • remember DON’T FEAR; it’s Jesus!

When God does something you don’t expect, DON’T PANIC; remember your relationship with Him!


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