Summary: There is something great about knowing what Christ will do for us, or has done for us!
1. I Will Give My Flesh
John 6:51-I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
Bread has a smell, a taste, a texture, it fills, it has a life giving reality!
Just like the smell makes us want to taste the bread, do we hungry for Christ?
Christ is ever living, everlasting bread, that never moulds, nor waxes old!
"You are what you eat!"
For if you will not eat the bread of life you will not have eternal life.
To do this you must take into yourself the bread the bread of life!
If you do this, you will become like that bread.
As you imitate your Lord, Jesus Christ, you become like him. As you take him in—in meditation, study and prayer—you become like him!
John 10:11-“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
John 10:17-18-“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”
A shepherd will protect it sheep no matter what the cost!
One day he was telling the students about Jesus being the Good Shepherd. He told them how shepherds in Palestine lead the sheep rather than driving them from behind.
Just as he was making his point, the bus stopped to let some sheep cross the road. To their surprise, the people on the bus saw a man with a whip, driving the sheep from behind.
The teacher got out of the bus and asked the man, "My friend, I was always told that shepherds in Palestine lead their sheep. They do not drive them as you are doing."
The man responded, "You are right; but you see, I am not a shepherd—I am the village butcher."
Where He leads, I will follow!
2. I Will Give You Rest
Matt. 11:28-Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Tattoo’s owner shut his leash in the door so he could help his wife carry a load to the car. Forgetting the dog was there, the owner pulled into the road and started home with Tattoo trailing along behind. At first it was like going for a walk, but as the speed increased and the distance lengthened, Tattoo began to have problems keeping up. According to one observer, “the dog was really putting them up and putting them down.”
The people who loved him the most were unaware of the trouble he was in.
Before they got to the main highway where Tattoo would not have been able to keep up, a motorcycle police officer on patrol noticed the trailing dog. The owners were terrified of the ordeal Tattoo just experienced.
When life seems to be dragging you by the neck it is time to remember that God has something else planned for you—His rest.
An average football telecast lasts 174 minute, including 60 minutes of commercials. 75 minutes is the time between plays when players are huddling, and 17 minutes of the telecast are replays. There are only eleven minutes of executing plays, or about 6% of the telecast.
While that number seems low to me on the outset, can you imagine executing plays for a straight 60 minutes without time to rest, plan for the plays or communicate in huddles? That’s how some of us live our lives—we’re constantly running and don’t take time to rest or reflect.