Sunday, February 19, 2012

“I am the Bread of Life”

John 6:48
The word “bread” In scripture is a powerful metaphor for what we need to survive in this life and in the next.  Jesus says in this passage “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life”… "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.”  Unfortunately, we tend to hunger and work for food that perishes when we should hunger and work for food that lasts forever.  The key question this morning is:
What are you hungry for? 

I. For Christ’s Provision or His Person? (v.25-40, 52-59)

How many people today are walking around the lake looking for something to satisfy their cravings?

Spiritual growth takes work. It takes time and commitment. 

II. For the Flesh or the Spirit? (v.60-63)

A restless spirit creates a restless heart that searches for satisfaction.

We want something to do to prove our faith…not something to become.

III. For Convenience or Commitment? (v.64-70)

IV. Are you Hungry for Sacred Security or Self-Righteousness 

Three things about Jesus being our security for life in eternity.

1.     All Who Are Chosen Will Come. (37a)

2.     All Who Come Will Be Welcome. (37b) 

3.     All Who Come Are Safe Forever!   (vv. 38-40)

"I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh." John 6:51

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