What is it that sustains you? How often do we fill up on ‘junk food’ both physically and spiritually? Jesus proclaims “I am the bread of life”, that is what is necessary for life each day.
Worship with Holy Communion this week: Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Faith Formation and Fellowship Hour – 9:30 a.m. with Sunday School, Teen/Young Adult ‘Fireside Chat’, and Adult Bible Study
February 16, 2014
Key Verse: “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’” John 6:35
Time: 27-30 CE
Background: Jesus’ “I am” statements in the Gospel of John were intended to recall the name of God, as it was revealed to Moses before the Exodus. This helped hearers to view Jesus’ divinity in the imagery he called upon to describe himself.
Jesus’ association with God (“I am”) and heaven (“bread that came down from heaven”) were blasphemous (offensive against God). Blasphemy was a serious crime, punishable by death. His words, although intended to bring life, instead brought punishment of death.
Community: Jesus’ words were intended to feed the souls of all who heard them. How do our words feed others? How do they starve others? How can we use our words and our actions to feed those who are hungry?
At Home: What are you hungry for? Is it a physical hunger? Spiritual? Relational? Vocational? Emotional? Financial? Other? Bring your hunger to God this week and ask for daily bread. Be specific. Be aware of the ways God satisfies your hunger in big and small ways.
Read This Week:
Monday, Feb 17, Praise for Deliverance from Trouble, Psalm 34:1-3
Tuesday, Feb 18, Praise for Deliverance from Trouble, Psalm 34:4-7
Wednesday, Feb 19, Praise for Deliverance from Trouble, Psalm 34:8-10
Thursday, Feb 20, Praise for Deliverance from Trouble, Psalm 34:11-14
Friday, Feb 21, Praise for Deliverance from Trouble, Psalm 34:15-18
Saturday, Feb 22, Praise for Deliverance from Trouble, Psalm 34:19-22
Next Week: Sunday, Feb 23, Living Water, John 7:37-52