Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you after spiritual things? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that we are to prioritize and strive to enrich our relationship with FATHER GOD and the LORD JESUS CHRIST. IV. TEXT: John 6:27 (Amp
Are you after spiritual things?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we are to prioritize and strive to enrich our relationship with FATHER GOD and the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
John 6:27 (Amplified Bible)
Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using], but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures [continually] unto life eternal; the Son of Man will give (furnish) you that, for God the Father has authorized and certified Him and put His seal of endorsement upon Him.
We are to prioritize and strive to enrich our relationship with FATHER GOD and the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Food enduring to eternal life
A. Author: Apostle John
B. Date written: uncertain. probably late in the first century
C. Purpose: to inspire faith in JESUS CHRIST as the SON of GOD
D. To whom written: seekers of the truth
E. Main theme: encounter with JESUS CHRIST demands a response
F. Keyword: believe
G. Key verse:
John 20:31 (Amplified Bible)
But these are written (recorded) in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ (the Anointed One), the Son of God, and that through believing and cleaving to and trusting and relying upon Him you may have life through (in) His name [through Who He is].
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Don't work for food that spoils
"Stop toiling and doing and producing for the food that perishes and decomposes [in the using]"
Romans 8:5 (Amplified Bible)
For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit.
1 John 2:16-17 (Amplified Bible)
For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].
And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever.
We are to work for, strive after life in the Spirit so we desire and prioritize spiritual things.
B. Work for food that endures to eternal life
"but strive and work and produce rather for the [lasting] food which endures [continually] unto life eternal"
Isaiah 55:2 (Amplified Bible)
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy].
John 6:51 (Amplified Bible)
I [Myself] am this Living Bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread, he will live forever; and also the Bread that I shall give for the life of the world is My flesh (body).
John 10:9 (Amplified Bible)
I am the Door; anyone who enters in through Me will be saved (will live). He will come in and he will go out [freely], and will find pasture.
1 Corinthians 10:3-4 (Amplified Bible)
And all [of them] ate the same spiritual (supernaturally given) food,
And they all drank the same spiritual (supernaturally given) drink. For they drank from a spiritual Rock which followed them [produced by the sole power of God Himself without natural instrumentality], and the Rock was Christ.
Our priorities while here on this earth is to enrich our relationship with FATHER GOD and the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
John 17:3 (Amplified Bible)
And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.
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