6-Week Series: Against All Odds


Summary: A simple Christmas Sermon for the season listing 10 thoughts from the passage concering why Jesus Came at Christmas


John 6:35-40 (NIV) 35 Then 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. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And 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. 40 For 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."

1. Jesus offers satisfaction to everyone who comes to Him.

When we think of bread we think of an option to have at a meal.

At the time of Jesus, bread was not an option but an essential

Qualities regarding bread

Necessary for life

Suited for everyone

Should be eaten daily

In the Jewish mind there would be the natural association or thought of the tabernacle bread – a type of Christ

Came from the fruit of the ground – the humanity of Jesus

Flour for the bread was sifted 11 times – purity

The bread was anointed with il in the shape of a cross

The bread was pierced so that it would bake quickly

The bread was crowned with Frankincense

2. Jesus promises we will never be without satisfaction if we come to Him.

Men and women are always looking for something to provide real satisfaction.

Often this search leads us into areas the Bible calls sin

Sin never promises what we think

Sin takes us further away from God than we thought

Sin keeps us longer than we could ever imagine

When we think about why Jesus came, we cannot forget that Jesus came to provide through His death and our faith in Him the satisfaction we lost in the garden.

3. Jesus tells us that the key issue of coming to Christ is not seeing or doing, but believing!

This is probably the greatest truth we refuse to believe!

Christianity is not doing, but believing.

Doing should be a response to belief and assurance of salvation, not a means to it!

4. God is intimately aware of our spiritual decisions.

This time of year we often see Santa.

Can’t help but think about the song that goes like this, “He’s gonna find out who’s naughty and nice.”

It is amazing the powers we give to mythical persons, yet deny those same attributes in God.

We are in God’s hands; He determines and acts on our behalf.

God is not asking if we trust Christ, but will we trust Christ.

It is not in our nature to come to Christ, we are moved by God.

Even though coming to Christ is the best thing for us, we refuse to come. We will not

Kind of like placing grain in front of a lion. There is nothing wrong with the grain, but it is not in the nature of the lion to eat it!

5. Jesus has promised he will accept the will of His Father.

God’s offer is universal

Christ’s fulfillment and security is assured

No where else can we have this kind of security.

We search for security in every area of our physical life, yet take chances with our spiritual life.

6. Jesus tells us that one of the reasons He came at Christmas was to accomplish the will of God the Father.

Notice God the Father’s will is God the Son’s will.

There is no difference

There is complete agreement

7. God’s will is that Jesus would secure those the Father gives Him

In a similar fashion, that a judge empowers an officer to assure the presence and testimony of a witness, so God has empowered Christ as our surety of heaven.

8. God’s will is that all who come to Christ experience a resurrection

What a wonderful thought the God the Father wants us to experience the resurrection.

How great is that!

How wonderful can it be.

So, in a sense, Christ came so you and I could experience the transformation from a physical body to a spiritual body fit for heaven!

9. God’s will is that everyone who believes in Christ will have eternal life.

No one misses out

All are secure

If you have trusted in Christ as your Savior, Jesus came as the assurance of your eternal life in the presence of God.

10. God’s will is that all who believe in Christ will be resurrected with Christ

Think of this as coming in the front door.

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Sampe Tomkins

commented on Feb 18, 2018

‘Holy’ is 1st recorded in the Bible, When God called to Mosses from the burning thorn bush ->Exodus 3: 5 <- God-> then proceeds to REVEAL His forever ‘Name’ and ‘Title’ from the burning bush His Omnipresent, Omniscient+ Omnipotent Name "'I AM' the God of Abraham ->Genesis 17:1<- “ “ “ “ “ “ … The God of Isaac and the God of Jacob “ “ “ “ “ “ … ‘Holy Ground’-> Exodus 3:6 <- Exodus 3:14, 3:15 Commissioning Mosses to ……. Go to the sons of Israel and say this …'I AM' has sent me to you’ ‘This is my ‘Name’ Forever, This is my ‘Title’ from generation to generation’ "'I AM' … That I AM” Exodus 3:15; 6:2- 4 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Remember -> There is No Sounding Vowel (a, e, i, o, u) letters in the Hebrew Tetragram <- there is No letter “J” in Hebrew Alphabet "Did you Not Read that said to you by God saying :-> 'I AM' the God of Abraham+ the God of Isaac+ the God of Jacob<- ? ……. He is Not the God of … Dead men but of those Living” Matthew 22 :31-32 Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7LsvHo5u3g John 8 : 24, :58; 14 :6 = The true witness <- Ministry of Jesus ->The Father’s Testimony <- > Matthew 22 :31-32 Blessings Always begin ... "In Christ" -> John 6:56 <- 'in' "That I AM" ....... Luke 22:70-71 👀 See ...{Why they Crucified the Lord] 👆 WHY ? 🌈 Jesus Revealed His Father's ETERNAL Name each time he spoke -> I AM <- There is a difference between Believing on the name of Jesus and Believing into the TESTIMONY of Jesus see Jude :3 The Greek Interlinear is an invaluable tool The Hebrew Interlinear is likewise an invaluable tool Blessings ALWAYS in Christ Jesus Our LORD and Saviour Tree of LIFE -> Eternal <- Proverbs 15:4 1. Anger slays even wise men; yet a submissive answer turns away wrath: but a grievous word stirs up anger. 2. The tongue of the wise knows what is good: but the mouth of the foolish tells out evil things. 3. The eyes of the Lord behold both the evil and the good in every place. 4. The wholesome tongue is a tree of life and he that keeps it shall be filled with understanding. 5. A fool scorns his father’s instruction: but he that keeps his Father’s commandments is more prudent. In abounding righteousness is great strength: but the ungodly shall utterly perish from the earth. Eternal Life is only obtainable through the Teachings of God in His Anointed/Christ … through eating of the blessed Bread delivered out of Heaven from in His Christ’s {zoe/message]. Delivered <- ONE WAY-> John 14: 6 The Heavenly ->Father’s <- Holy Message {Exodus 3:15} / Santa clause {the zoe/message} in the [Holy Bible John 6: 29-63, John 12: 48-50] If anyone wants it; You … Need to Receive it; You need to eat it. John 6:51; 3:36; 12:49-50; Luke 8:11 We accept ownership of it when we confess it. So we take possession of it. + Then hold fast to it. Take it and Bless it with His Seed WORD> {logos} of God; Eat it through FAITH in “Christ’s / Anointed” {zoe/message]. Romans 10: 10 No confessing = No Possessing = Non Believing We eat the Fruits of our lips daily … from our “Tree of Life” …… or if our tongue be toxic …. Death. Life and Death are in the Power of Our Tongue ……. Choose wisely what you say / confess over your Food. Proverb 18: 21 Death and Life are in the ‘Power of the Tongue’: and they that love it ……. Shall eat the Fruit thereof. Your Tongue controls Your Journey ……. Your -> LIFE <- …… or Your Demise Jesus revealed the true Work of God when he delivered the Father's Word/Seed= logos please see Luke 8:11 compare John 1:1-5 Just an anyone who believes the Testimony of Jesus Blessings Always A Brother IN CHRIST Having + KEEPING ....... the Testimony of Jesus 🌈

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