Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 01-AUG-2021 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Vikki Waller
Pentecost 10 – John's gospel was written to let us get to know Jesus, from what he does and says. In this passage from chapter 6, he announces that he is the Bread of Life. On the previous day he'd fed a multitude of people with a few loaves of bread and a few fish, enough for the whole crowd to have their fill and still leave behind a pile of scraps. Assuming that he is the great prophet they've been waiting for, the people are now following him around hoping for more handouts. Yesterday's miraculous meal was great, and today they're hungry again. They've missed the point. They're wanting him to do something really big, as though feeding 5000 people wasn't enough; they want to be shown a miracle. Jesus points them in a better direction. He says, "I am the Bread of Life." He equates himself with I AM, God's existence which is defined by nobody but God himself. Unlike our life which always depends on outside resources, the great I AM needs nothing and nobody. It is through Christ that we obtain perfect satisfaction, filled forever. Where do we find this kind of nourishment? Answer: we must believe in Christ. Christ alone gives food that lasts to everlasting life. With that kind of bread, we will never hunger.
John 6: 24-35

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