The Bread of God – Pt. 1

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Sermon Outline:

1. The Seal of God
2. The Work of God
3. The Bread of God

Sermon Text:

John 6:22-34

The Marks of Seeker-Friendly Disciples
22 On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23 Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30 So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” (ESV)

A.W. Pink says these penetrating words: “Is the finished work of Christ the only rock on which your soul is resting for eternal life, or are you still secretly trusting to your own doings for salvation? If so, you will be eternally lost, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it—”He that believes not shall be damned.” Your own doings, even if they were such as you wish them to be, could never save you. Your prayers, your tears, your sorrowings for sin, your benevolence giving, your church-going, your personal efforts at holiness of life—what are they all but doings of your own, and if they were all perfect they could not save you. Why? Because it is written, “By the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight.” Salvation is not a thing to be earned by a religious life, but is a free gift received by faith” (cp, Romans 6:23)

Have you trusted solely in Christ Jesus alone for your eternal life? If not, abandon all other ways and believe in Him whom God has sent