THE BREAD OF LIFE.
“Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” John 6:31-37
JESUS IS THE B.R.E.A.D. OF LIFE.
Do you enjoy bread? Do you like to have bread with your meal? Bread it goes with meals, toast at breakfast, sandwich at lunch, rolls at dinner. Not to mention the yeast rolls at golden coral. Egg mc Muffins, burgers, hot dogs, garlic bread with pasta. Now am I making you hungry yet?
We also need to crave the life Jesus gives. He is the bread of life and goes with all aspects of everything we do.
When we need healing, we call on Jesus.
When we need strength, we call on Jesus.
When we need salvation, we call on Jesus.
Simple truth, we need Jesus.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE BREAD OF LIFE:
1- BRINGS REAL LIFE into our life.
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.” Amos 8:11-12
The living bread imparts life. It gives us satisfaction in living. It gives us something to look forward to. Have you ever sat in the doctor’s office looking forward to getting prodded and poked? People on most occasion don’t like going to the doctor. That's not life, that's not satisfaction. I would rather sit in church and worship God and hear some preaching.
“Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.” Isaiah 55:2
Q: Do you feel like you are living a fulfilled life?
2- REFRESHES OUR SOUL.
Like a hungry person who is given bread to eat, so being in fellowship with Jesus refreshes our inner soul. Jesus is our peace in this life. He is our rest, and our refreshing.
“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” John 11:35
“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15
Q: Is your soul in need of refreshing?
3- ETERNAL LIFE is found through Jesus.
Eternal life comes through Jesus. It is what Jesus did on the cross that brings full payment of our sins, we must trust in what he did and believe in our hearts to receive salvation.
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.” John 6:35
“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” Revelation 1:18.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
Q: Are you trusting in Jesus alone for eternal life?
4- AVAILABLE TO ALL.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
If any man....
Bread is the one food that transcends social barriers.
You may eat lobster, or crawfish, pudding, or steak, but those also eat bread.
Bread in a can... Slice that up with some cow butter, and some Saturday night beans.
When you think about all the good food, there is almost always bread.
So it is with the Bread of life. It is available for whosoever wants it.
O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
Q: Do you feel like you need to get better before becoming a Christian?
5- DELIVERS US FROM SIN.
We trust in a lot of things, is or not time to trust in him?
When you have Jesus in your heart, God will always provide. Jesus provides for your needs.
Entertainment is taking the place of the Word in some churches. There is already a famine of the Word, it shows in how the church is acting. They have no sound teaching.
REMEMBER: God is more than able to meet our needs AND sustain us.
Which brings us to a question, Why would people serve God and then after some years of service, go back to the world? Why do people back slide?
They might enjoy your sin for a time, but it will never bring true satisfaction. Sin will drag you down and make you backslide. Stay focused on God.
NOTHING in this world can replace what God gives.
Q: Are you tired of the weight of sin in your life?
DO YOU NEED ETERNAL LIFE?
The Bible says:
That if you confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God hath raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture says, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:9-13
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