Pastor Wade Huntsinger begins a new series entitled, "I AM" Today's sermon is "I AM the Bread of Life". You can find sermon notes at the bottom of this page. Thanks
Joint Choir "How Great Thou Art"
Featuring: Warrensville Baptist, Warrensville Methodist, Helton Methodist, Warrensville Seventh Day Adventist Churches.
Edith & Peggy
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"
WBC Choir "The longer I Serve Him"
I Am “The Bread of Life” John 6:32-40
Now we begin today’s message with Jesus going over to the other side, and when He gets there, they come and ask him, “WHV” How in the world did you get over here? But Jesus commands the conversation by bouncing right over the obvious miracles, and declared that He already knew why they had come. They came because they had been fed by the Bread of Life and they were full and satisfied. (That’s a great feeling to be full and satisfied!)
But, this was different; the statement was this;
27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
In other words, invest into the labor that will last. Jesus said; I am that Bread!
This peaked some interest in the disciples…(They asked)how do we work the works of God? AND, Jesus answered them swiftly, clearly and precisely, “Here is your answer” It’s Me! I AM! 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. (Invest in Jesus)
Jesus took this opportunity to teach them, as He does us today, that He is the Bread of Life and we have no other need except for Him.
In Fact, Christ gives this description found in verse 32 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.
Here is Jesus, claiming to be from Heaven. Now, on a side note, Vs 41 begins to describe the dismissal of Christ deity. “42-We know his Mom and Dad, How can he come from Heaven?” Of course Jesus has an answer for them, but we need to understand today that the folks of this world still murmur the same thing. It comes down to Faith!!!
They denied Him then and they deny Him today. Let’s remember this though,
Matthew 10:33-35 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. That is Serious Stuff!!! No Denial of Jesus!!!
Now, let’s turn our attention back to verse 35…
I. Notice the Powerful Proclamation V. 35a “I Am the Bread of Life”
Let’s remember that the folks were searching for Jesus because they were hungry. The Disciples were the same and this is what Jesus told them… It’s not the miracles, it’s the food, BUT there are things more important things than food…ME! I Am the Bread of Life
A. I Am Worthy of your Confidence. “I AM”
a. He perfectly satisfies our spiritual hunger (He who comes to Me shall never hunger) 35
b. He receives all who come to Him (All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out) 37
c. He isn't interested in His own agenda, but His Father's (not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me) 38
d. He will keep those who come to Him safe (all He has given Me I should lose nothing) 39
e. The destiny of those who believe in Him is eternal life (everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life) 40
f. This Powerful Proclamation is you can trust me!
II. Notice the Commanding Call of Christ
A. Come to Me
a. Our Life Needs Direction
i. So many voices.
ii. So many directions
iii. So many choices
iv. Jesus said that He was the good shepherd and that his sheep knows His voice…
v. Do you know the voice of Jesus today..
vi. Can you tell the difference? Jesus Vs World
vii. Better question is this; is Jesus your Shepherd?
viii. If so, then we have direction by doing this; Come to Him!!!
b. Our Life Needs Deliverance
i. When I get myself in trouble, where do I turn? JESUS
ii. When I don’t know, who do I call on? Jesus
B. Believe on Me (Looking the Bible we see so many of Christ’s Commands
a. Trust me
b. Give me everything.
c. Take up your cross!
d. Obey me!
g. Follow me!
h. Seek God’s Kingdom!
i. Choose the narrow Way!
l. Watch & Pray!
m. Feed my Sheep!
n. Make Disciples!
o. Take, Eat, Drink!
p. Come to Me & Believe on Me is a Command from Christ!!!
V Jesus made a Powerful Proclamation and Commanding Calls. As we prepare ourselves to Take, Eat & Drink; notice with me one more thing..
V Verse 58 This is that bread which cane down from heaven;…he that eateth of this bread shall live forever.
V Prepare your hearts and minds to eat of this bread & drink from this cup!!!
Invitation & Communion:
The Lord's Supper is a memorial of Jesus' death. "For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes" I Corinthians 11:26
Invitation to the Table: Come to this table, not because you must but because you may, not because you are strong, but because you are weak. Come, not because any goodness of your own gives you a right to come, but because you need mercy and help. Come, because you love the Lord a little and would like to love him more. Come, because he loved you and gave himself for you. Come and meet the risen Christ, for we are his Body.