Summary: Manna for Israel. Christ our living Bread for us.

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Manna - Bread from Heaven

John Brentz, a friend of Luther, and one of the stalwarts of the Reformation, incurred the hatred of Charles V who made many attempts to kill the minister. Hearing that a troop of Spanish cavalry was on the way to arrest him, he cast himself upon God in prayer. At once the guidance came: “Take a loaf of bread and go into the upper town and where thou findest a door open, enter and hide thyself under the roof.”

He acted accordingly, found the only open door, and hid himself in the loft. For fourteen days he laid there while the search continued. The one loaf of bread would have been insufficient, but day by day, a hen came up to the garret, and laid an egg without cackling. The fifteenth day it did not come, but John Brentz heard the people in the street say, “They are gone at last,” and he came out.

Eph. 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us

- Building On God’s Provision


All that we ask

Above all that we ask or think

Abundantly above all that we ask or think

Exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think

Able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think

Ex 16, Num. 11:7-8

- Eight days after leaving Egypt they ran out of food

Manna - “What Is It?”

- Name is derived from man - an expression of surprise

- “an” to allot or a gift

- It was capable of being baked and boiled, ground into meal

- It sustained them the whole time in the wilderness

1. Enormous Need


- v. 1 - Into the Wilderness of Sin

- Barren of supply

- No hope of provision

- v. 2 Complained against Moses

- v.7 Complained against God

2. Enormous Grace



- Rain bread from heaven

- Why not fire & flood?

- While we were yet sinners Christ

Died for us

3. Enormous Abundance


v. 16-18 - Omer

- 2 quarts for every man

- Sufficient for the entire day

- Christ sufficient for every man

4. Enormous Fact



- It had to be gathered

- Had to be gathered according to His


- Gathered according to their need

5. Enormous Doubt


v.20 & 27

- Unbelief stinks life

- Disobedience leaves us disappointed

6. Enormous Care



- The bread that saved them was the bread that kept them

-Jn 6:25-35

What We Have In Christ


A love that can never be fathomed;

A life that can never die;

A righteousness that can never be tarnished;

A peace that can never be understood;

A rest that can never be disturbed;

A joy that can never be diminished;

A hope that can never be disappointed;

A glory that can never be clouded;

A light that can neve r be darkened;

A happiness that can never be interrupted;

A strength that can never be weakened;

A purity that can never be defiled;

A beauty that can never be marred;

A wisdom that can never be baffled;

Resources that can never be exhausted.


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