Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
Jesus the Bread of Life25When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"
26Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval."
28Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"
29Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."
30So they asked him, "What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'a]'>"
32Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
34"Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread."
35Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. 36But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."
Sometimes we people can get caught up on physical terms. The people who are chaseing, (they all crossed the Sea of Gallalie) can't seem to grasp what Jesus offers. Jesus asks them if they are following just to get bread, like you and I would eat. There is a precedent for this. Remember, during the exudus with Moses God sent manna from heaven to feed the people. Now the Jews are looking for a similar sign, and had just witnessed the fishes and loaves miracle the day before.
Jesus tells them that he is the Bread of Life, and who partakes, (consumes, uses,) this bread will never be thirsty. Remember, he has already told the woman at the well that he is living water. The people wanted to know what they had to do to get this bread of life that would always nurture them. Jesus tells them that whoever comes to Him, will never be hungry or thirsty, because he has come down from Heaven to raise us up.
1. Why are the people following Jesus>
2. What is the Bread of Life?
3. How do we get this Bread? What will it do?
Prayer- Lord, We want the Bread of Life. We want to be able to live for and with You, and You with us. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.