To Believe in the One Whom God Sent

John 6:22-51

The people had the same struggles that we have.  We get stuck on the temporary or physical.  The crowd was searching to be fed again like happened the day before in the feed of the five thousand or like the manna in the dessert.  But Jesus was trying to get them to focus on spiritual food.

When one believes on the One Whom God Sent they move from the physical to the spiritual.  To believe is an internal thing that is the result of faith.  Many who ate with the five thousand didn't want to believe, they just wanted to be fed again.  It is kind of like someone who slows down to rubber-neck at an accident.  They want to see but they are not really disposed to stopping and helping.  Yet it is God's will that whoever, that is all inclusive, would come to an understanding that Jesus is the One Whom God Sent.  To everyone whom the spirit draws and they accept Him God promises to keep them.

Communion Sunday:           Matthew 26:26-29, Luke 22:14-18, John 13:1-11

  • Communion is a time to remember the sacrifice that Christ made for the sins of the world.

  • I often think of the fact that the first thing we do when we eat the bread is to crush it between our teeth.  Such symbolism of the crushed beaten and bruised body of our Lord in His suffering.

  • The juice represents the new covenant.  It represents His blood which was poured out for the forgiveness of our sins.


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