Bread from Heaven

Bread from Heaven (John 6: 35-59) preached on 7 May 2017 at 9:30 by Alastair Bolt
Sermon 17 in the series

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John 6:35-59

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

41 So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43 Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me— 46 not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59 Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Sermons in the Series John's Gospel

1 Who Are You?
2 Talking about Jesus
3 What Are You After?
4 Turn My Water into Your Wine
5 Time to Get Angry
6 Born Again
7 Getting Wet
8 Something New, Something Real, Something Now
9 If Only You Knew
10 Come, Believe, Receive
11 Answering a Different Question
12 Honour the Son
13 Four Solid Legs
14 Not Overwhelmed
15 Master of the Waves
16 Feeding on the Living Bread
17 Bread from Heaven
18 Giving Up
19 A Different Timeline, a Different Tune
20 Come to Me and Drink
21 Pause
22 I Am the Light of the World
23 The Truth Will Make You Free
24 Who Jesus Is Changes Everything
25 Take Something out of the 'Too Difficult To Do' Box
26 Reflection Leading to Revelation
27 The Good Shepherd Provides Security, Leadership and Freedom
28 Resurrection Now
29 The Sacrificial Death of Jesus
30 Not Quite Myself
31 Look to Jesus
32 Fruitfulness from Death

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