Sermon: “Bread of Life”
Scripture: John 6: 24-35
Speaker: Pastor Mick Whistler
Scripture and questions for study and reflection:
This morning we’re continuing our sermon series “Who Is Jesus” by looking at the “I Am” statements as spoken by Jesus in the Gospel of John. What we notice with each of these “I Am” statements is that they represent a unique spiritual relationship that Jesus desires to have with each of us. The first “I Am” statement, and the one we’ll be looking at this morning as recorded in John, is: “I Am the Bread of Life” which is found in Chapter 6:25-35. Earlier in Chapter 6, Jesus had just fed five thousand people with two fish and five loaves of bread. Later that evening He walked on water to join the disciples. Keep this in mind as you read our Scripture text for this morning.
1. Read John 6:25-35. What are your thoughts on how Jesus replied to the people seeking Him? (Vs. 25-26) What do you think of His response? How does that pertain to how you feel about Jesus and what would He say to you if you asked the same questions?
2. How does experiencing Jesus as “the Bread of Life” help us to know God more fully?
3. What things of this world are filling you up, leaving no room for the true Bread of heaven?
4. What does it mean that Jesus says, “I Am the Bread of Life”? How is it that Jesus can be this source of satisfaction for us?
5. In what ways are you still hungry for more? Is your relationship with Jesus undernourished? What kinds of things do you want or need that can’t be met by bread...but, instead, require the Bread of Life? How can you feed your relationship with Jesus?
6. Do you know someone who is desperately seeking manna and doesn’t realize that what they are really starving for is the Bread of Life? Is God nudging you to offer them the true Bread of Christ?
Prayer for the Week:
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your Word. I pray that you would open my eyes and ears to see and hear you, Lord. Let me have a heart that is ready to receive your love and to acknowledge the satisfying life only you can offer me...you are my Bread of Life. All glory to you, Lord Jesus. Amen.