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John 6:40-70

The Bread of Life Can Satisfy Our Deepest Needs

December 13, 2009

Simon Goncharenko

21 FELLOWSHIP – SBC

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I.                   Jesus is the Bread of life – vv. 43-50

a.  To come to Him, one must be compelled by the Father - v. 44.

b.   All have an opportunity to be saved - vv. 45-46.

c.       Eternal life is gained by faith in Christ – vv. 47-50.

                                                              i.      It is REAL life

                                                            ii.      It begins at the point of salvation

                                                          iii.      It will last forever

II.                Eating His flesh & drinking His blood – requirements for eternal life – vv. 51, 53-58.

a.       His flesh and blood are the only means by which life can be gained – vv. 51, 53-54.

b.      His flesh and blood are real food and drink – v. 55, 58.

c.       Eating and drinking = abiding – vv. 56-57.

III.             Christ’s message compels strong distinct reactions from people – vv. 41-42, 59-71.

a.       Some never bother to get to know Him well and have a hard time with His claims – vv. 41-42.

b.      Focused on the material, others take offense at His teaching – vv. 52, 59-63, 66.

c.       Yet others just refuse to believe – vv. 64-65, 70-71.

d.      But some do surrender to His deity – vv. 67-69.

                                                              i.      Compelled by the Father

                                                            ii.      Clinging to His Words

                                                          iii.      Confessing His deity

I.                   Jesus is the Bread of life – vv. 43-50

a.       To come to Him, one must be compelled by the Father – v.44.

b.      All have an opportunity to be saved – vv.45-46.

c.       Eternal life is gained by faith in Christ – vv. 47-50.

                                                              i.      It is REAL life

                                                            ii.      It begins at the point of salvation

                                                          iii.      It will last forever

II.                Eating His flesh & drinking His blood – requirements for eternal life – vv. 51, 53-58.

a.       His flesh and blood are the only means by which life can be gained – vv. 51, 53-54.

b.      His flesh and blood are real food and drink – v. 55, 58.

c.       Eating and drinking = abiding – vv. 56-57.

III.             Christ’s message compels strong distinct reactions from people – vv. 41-42, 59-71.

a.       Some never bother to get to know Him well and have a hard time with His claims – vv. 41-42.

b.      Focused on the material, others take offense at His teaching – vv. 52, 59-63, 66.

c.       Yet others just refuse to believe – vv. 64-65, 70-71.

d.      But some do surrender to His deity – vv. 67-69.

                                                              i.      Compelled by the Father

                                                            ii.      Clinging to His Words

                                                          iii.      Confessing His deity

Jesus Christ is the only Bread of life that can satisfy our deepest needs.

Jesus Christ is the only Bread of life that can satisfy our deepest needs.