Summary: The disciples were struck by the fact that Jesus was not hungry. He reminded them that his focus in life was serving his heavenly father. We must have the same focus.
What Do You Have to Eat?
Jay Robison JOHN 4:31-38
Do you like to Eat? Of course we all do
I’ve had Some memorable meals..
Vol Nat'l Pk Hawaii lodge dessert Hilo berries only grow there
at Jenny's Diner Lou. Greasy spoon, get Sweet Daddy platter
1.25 lbs of Hamburger, with fries, all grease could eat
Free Heart Cath when you finish
On Honeymoon Micki and I were having Chateau Brillion
Restaurant where movie Bond Movie Thunderball was filmed
After day in Cozemel Mx. tired someone led us to Island Lady,
upstairs rest. Conch fish, great Iced Tea worth $$ for tea
Or Steak and Chicken Breast, grilled on deck with potatoes, salad etc
As wonderful as those meals are, not as fulfilling as meal John 4
Jesus traveled w\disciples through Samaria in hot sun, tired
disciples went out for food, they return with KFC & all fixins, Andrew w\plates & napkins Matt giving out beans, John Cole Slaw
Judas being sure no one took more than their share biscuits
Jesus uninterested so much so they ask if someone brought him food
“I have food to eat that you know nothing about” Vs 32 TNIV
See while they were gone Jesus stayed by city well gathering place
Everyone needed water but in middle of day when sun hot only
most desperate came then Jesus met woman came outcast by
society a notorious sinner, embarrassed and ashamed
1. Jesus fed SPIRITUAL HUNGER
Listen to way he explained it in Vs 34 TNIV "My food," said Jesus,
"is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work Vs 34
Was Jesus ascetic who never ate and denied physical needs?
no after resurrected he fixed breakfast by sea,
1st miracle at Wedding feast, before cross last supper
Yet in a way unlike us focused on spiritual food first many of us
so focused on physical needs ignore spiritual like disciples
Herschel Hobbs before church on which spend more time?
clothes, preparing spiritually, praying
Who are those outside of Christ around us?
J just met someone on outside told her no 1 outside of God’s love
Remember she was a social outcast coming to well all alone ashamed
like Kroger in middle of night to avoid anyone Jesus spoke to her,
unusual because Jesus was a man, imagine she was ashamed,
beaten down slumped shoulders Jesus told of well never run dry
to avoid this embarrassment great she looked for physical spring
he talked of spiritual one, welling up inside
Who are the unchurched? Those on outside, what are they like? May assume they have no interest in church, want to know God suspicious of church got angle especially young Cath sex scandal. Many of us here have people we love unchurched kids or grandkids who quit attending church, but they’ll come w\you occasionally. In many ways see what do here as not significant enough for them
While the disciples were in town buying lunch, they were surrounded by unreached people & never thought about it, not that didn’t know better, but because they had preconceived ideas about these people prevented them from even wanting to reach them. Imagine they may have passed woman at well but never saw her