Summary: The soul must be fed daily with the Bread of Life. Feed your soul with the same zeal that you feed your body.
John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
John 6:36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.
John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
John 6:39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
No I’m going to start off this morning talking about food. I think that is a relevant subject for most of us.
I really like to eat for those who know me well can cosign for that. I remember one of my high point of college was when I realized that the dorm cafeteria was all you can eat every meal. Oh I said to my roommate, It can’t get any better that this.
Needless to say that I was told that I had to stop these intimate dinners for four unless I invited three more people.
I was reading on the internet that a scientist has computed that the average human eats 16 times their weight in a year, in comparison a horse only eats 8 times their weight in the same time. So I guess it stands to reason that if we want to lose weight we might want to consider eating like a horse.
But as much as we eat and God has blessed us with so much food, there is a tragedy among us. We have been starving ourselves. There are multitudes of starving sheep that wont reach out to our spiritual Shepard for something to eat.
We are becoming so skinny that our spiritual ribs are showing. Now how many have had some good southern soul food. Now I’m talking about some soul food that haves you so full that your breathing is labored and movement is not existent. Food that will put some meat on your bones.
But this morning I want not to talk about soul food but the food that feeds the soul your spiritual soul food. Now in John 6 verse 32 Jesus says “I am the bread of life, he who comes to me shall not hunger and he who believes in me shall not thirst.” That is powerful. Lets explore this this morning.
Now imagine that, bread that would not only fill your hunger but would cause you never to hunger again. Now I’m not speaking of bread that promises longer life or that is simply good for you. No I’m talking about the bread that promises eternal life, eat this bread and you will live forever in God’s kingdom. Eat this bread and though you die one day and your body is buried in the ground, the life in this bread will raise you from the grave. Imagine the lines of people that would form just to get a morsel of this bread. Think of how rich the baker of this bread would become as demand for this bread exceeded his supply. Think of how everyone would be rushing off to tell their friends, family and neighbors about this bread and where to get it.
Think of the media attention such a bread would bring. It may even bump élan Gonzales off the front page.
Then again, maybe not, it did not happen this morning, I did not see anything about this bread on the front page, this eternal soul food. When I arrived here this morning, I did not find any cameras, there was no satellite trucks parked on the lot, no helicopters overhead, no people camped on the front lawn as if they were trying to get concert tickets.
But here right here (2) at Southern Mission for all to partake, such a bread is being given out. Here, the Lord feeds His flock in a green pastures. Here he fills the hungry with good things, the Bread of life that is Himself, an even greater bread than the bread or manna in Exodus chapter 16:15 that God rained down on Israel for forty years, greater than the angels bread that took Elijah across the desert wilderness for forty days and nights.