I want to focus a few minutes on a passage of scripture that makes me think everytime I read it.
The text is John 6:26-64.
I know that's a HUGE chunk of scripture for most people who are used to 20 minute sermons, and singing the invitation hymn on the way out of the building, but it's a great passage, and it teaches some important things about Christian Living. Every week we gather at a special place as Christians. We call it communion, or the Lord's Supper. Some strange people call it the Eucharist. I believe this passage specifically refers to this event. I want to look at a few details in this passage. Maybe you'll see what I see!
First of all, Jesus Draws attention to himself. That's not what we would expect from the classic selfless Jesus. Yet he does this crazy stuff all the time. Now he's offering his own flesh and blood for food and drink. What does this mean to us? Short answer: It's a spiritual question.
Joh 6:61-63 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, "Do you take offense at this? (62) Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? (63) It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is of no avail. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
So when he offers us to eat his flesh and drink his blood, he's calling us to a spiritual food and drink. Sometimes it's hard for us to understand that physical actions carry spiritual consequences, but that is the case! There is more that could be said about that. Think about it. If physical actions carry spiritual consequences, what are the effects (spiritually) of sin? Of righteous deeds? Of anything?
That's something to think about!
here is your BASIC update!
Last night we served about 85 people, handed out all our foodbags and had some good fellowship. Our helpers were "Team Camo" from Southeast Christian church, and some of the youth as well. We handed out a lot of pants thanks to Team Camo, but we always need more!
Donald Riddle; To get back on my feet.
Ell Estill: Job and to see a music producer.
Paul Sharper : I'm Soaked and someone stole my clothes last night.
Steve: God Bless
Phillip King: Prayer for sstady work and place to live.
Jessie Beam: Clutch for Kia ( for his car)
Ronald Hollis: Prayer for Brandon
Cheryl Corbett: Mom (Barbara Logan) and Car fixed.
Jeremiah Danels: Job.
Baby Ruth Dean: $50.
Krystal Coleman: peace
Claudia (See the Picture on the right!): Safe travel back to Kansas City Kansas to see her grandchildren. She also has some heart and blood pressure problems that make her susectible to having a stroke.
Thanks everyone! Have a good week!
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