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Summary: Part 3 of the John- believe in Jesus and live series

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John- Believe in Jesus and live! Part 3—“The bread of life”

John 6:25-51

Have you ever had a friend or loved one in your life that you felt only gave you the time of day when they wanted or need something from you?

Maybe it was a coworker or team mate

That was trying to get whatever skill or gift you had

In order to get themselves farther along

We all know people like this

If we are totally honest, at some point in our life we may have been that person

I our study today we are going to see a whole big bunch of these type of people

People who are following

Or hanging out with Jesus

Just so they can get what they think they need

Once again If we are honest

We may have been here ourselves at one time in our life

Maybe we came to church for what church could give us instead of what we could give Jesus

What we could do for the kingdom

Maybe looking for acceptance from our brothers and sisters

Maybe looking for a safe place

Maybe for the food or in hopes of some sort of help with a situation

Make no mistake

Jesus says we are to come

And he does indeed want all to come

But

He wants us to come for the great things that he has for us

Not just the things we need at the time or think we need

Let me read for you a big chuck of scripture this morning

Then I will go back and paraphrase the story leading up to these verses

Then we can dig into today’s passage

John 6:25-51

25 They found him on the other side of the lake and asked, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”

26 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. 27 But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man[a] can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.”

28 They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?”

29 Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.”

30 They answered, “Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What can you do? 31 After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The Scriptures say, ‘Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.’[b]”

32 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, Moses didn’t give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven. 33 The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

34 “Sir,” they said, “give us that bread every day.”

35 Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36 But you haven’t believed in me even though you have seen me. 37 However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them. 38 For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will. 39 And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day. 40 For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.”


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