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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you enjoy the LORD JESUS as food? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To enjoy the LORD JESUS CHRIST as food and drink. IV. TEXT: John 6:55 (Amplified Bible) For My flesh is true and genuine food, and M

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you enjoy the LORD JESUS as food?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To enjoy the LORD JESUS CHRIST as food and drink.

IV. TEXT:

John 6:55 (Amplified Bible)

For My flesh is true and genuine food, and My blood is true and genuine drink.

V. THESIS:

The LORD JESUS CHRIST is food and drink.

VI. TITLE:

Son of man is food for life

VII. EXPLICATION:

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. Eat the flesh of the Son of man

"For My flesh is true and genuine food"

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.

In the concept of a food for man, no man can live without any food, he has to eat somehow, some time in his life and he needs to eat everyday. Same with our spiritual life, our food is the WORD of GOD, the Bible, the written WORD of GOD, and we breath the Living WORD of GOD -- that is the LORD JESUS CHRIST. We live because of Him, it's not because of the physical food, the LORD JESUS CHRIST sustains us to move, live and have our being in Him. Those who have fasted for 40 days and 40 nights understands this very well. When you don't have any food left in your stomach, and you fully know in yourself, that you can only stand because of the Grace of GOD, that is the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Acts 17:28 (Amplified Bible)

For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.

Matthew 4:4 (Amplified Bible)

But He replied, It has been written, Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.

Deuteronomy 8:3 (Amplified Bible)

And He humbled you and allowed you to hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you recognize and personally know that man does not live by bread only, but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.

B. Drink the blood of the Son of man

"My blood is true and genuine drink"

Matthew 22:4 (Amplified Bible)

Again he sent other servants, saying, Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have prepared my banquet; my bullocks and my fat calves are killed, and everything is prepared; come to the wedding feast.


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