Summary: A sermon about putting your unconditional trust in Jesus for all of your needs.
Evangelist Cry Ministry
Huger, South Carolina
Dr. Levi Howard Wright
SUBJECT: "JESUS IS ALL THAT YOU NEED"
TEXT: St John 6:66-69
"From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with Him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and ar sure that thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."
ASSOCIATED TEXT: Philippians 4:13
"I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me."
One day the Apostle Paul looked out upon life. And he thought about all of the problems that we have. He thought about all of the troubles that we go through. He thought about all of the burden that we bear. And he then said, "Who is sufficient for these things?
2 Corinthian 2:16.
There is only one answer to this question. No human being, no matter how great they are, can meet every need in our life. But there is one who can meet our every need. His name is Jesus Christ. He is a n Adequate and all-sufficient Savior. He can meet our every need in life. In Him and with His help we can face up to life and all of its problems.
Our text today take place just after Jesus had fed the five thousand. He had proven that He could meet man’s physical needs. Now the crowds began to gather around Him. They cared nothing about Him, but just for what He could do for them.
They were not interesting in Him as a Savior, they simply wanted something for nothing. So Jesus preached a sermon to them; a sermon in which He appealed for them to surrender their lives; a sermon in which He demanded that they give instead of receive.
They were willing to follow Him as long as He was feeding them and requiring nothing in return. But when He began to tell them what would be required and expected of them if they continued to follow Him; the great crowd turned away and went back to the world. It’s the same way Today.
Let a pastor or preacher preach about the free grace of God; let him tell of all that a man receive as a Christian; let him tell of Heaven and the joy in the bye and bye, and men will follow Him and call him a great preacher.
But let him call upon people to forsake the world and follow Jesus; let him ask for money for the work of Gospel; let him ask them to go out into the highways and hedges to witness for Christ and the majority will turn their backs and walk away.
It is easy for some people to say "AMEN" when the preacher speaks about what Christ gives us, but they are strangely silent when he speaks of what we should give Christ or the Preacher.
Muzzle not the ox that thread the corn. And elder that rule well is due doubt honor. If you give a prophet a drink when he’s thirty you will receive a prophet reward in return.
Yes, as the crowd began to leave Jesus sadly turned to His disciples and said, "Will you also go away? And bold Peter who often say the wrong things, said the right thing this time. He said, "Lord to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words to eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou are the Christ, the Son of the Living God! John 6:68-69
There are many different kinds of people in the world; the rich and the poor; the young and the old; the ignorant and the educated. But fundamentally they are all alike and have the same three basic needs.
We all need (1)Forgiveness for our Past; (2) Strength and Guidance for our Present Life; and (3) Hope for our Future.
1. WE NEED FORGIVENESS FOR OUR PAST.
As we look over our past we all can see one sin after another along the way. If nothing is done about our sin, we would forever be separated from the presence of God and would be thrown into an eternal hell.
Sin is like a great rock tied around our neck, pulling us down into the depth of the sea. Only Christ can cut the rope that is cause us to drown; only Christ can rescue us from destruction and death. Sin is like a cloud between us and God. Only Christ can melt that cloud and enable us to see the face of God.
Jesus was in Capernaum, preaching in a certain house, when four men went out and brought a sick man and placed him before Jesus.