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  • Son of ThunderCrowds and CommitmentPart 2Johns Account of Jesus

  • ReviewJesus feeds 20,000 or so people with 5 loaves and 2 fish

    The people follow Jesus to Capernaum and demand more bread

  • ReviewJesus offers the crowd satisfaction, security and contentment through faith in himself

  • ReviewWhen we overestimate our righteousness, we underestimate God's goodness

    Affects worship, attitudes of entitlement, etc.

  • Crowds and CommitmentToday: Jesus drives away the megachurch, the religious leaders and some of his own disciples

  • Breaking InHow can he say hes the bread from heaven? We know his momma and his daddy?

    They are unclearit doesnt make sense

  • Crowds and CommitmentNo one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died

  • Crowds and CommitmentBut here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world"

  • Crowds and CommitmentThen the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?- vs. 46-52

  • Crowds and CommitmentDoes Jesus make truth more clear or less clear? Why?

  • Crowds and Commitment

    What the people want will not keep them alive

    What Jesus offers will not let them die

  • Crowds and CommitmentOftentimes, Jesus wants something greater for us than we want for ourselves

    But we dont get it until we sacrifice what we want for what he wants

  • Crowds and Commitment

    To consider: will it stoke my passion for Christ or hinder it?

  • Crowds and CommitmentJesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats* my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day

  • Crowds and CommitmentFor my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats* my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me

  • Crowds and CommitmentThis is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever. He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum- vs. 53-39

  • Crowds and Commitment*Eats- trogo- gnaw, chew. Progressive action that refers to the maintenance of a continuing state- Expositors Bible Commentary

  • Crowds and CommitmentFaith is taking God at his word and trusting him for the results

    If I can always explain what God is doing in my life, its not God

  • Crowds and Commitment

    Why is Jesus willing to lose the crowd?

  • Crowds and Commitment

    Truth always separates

  • Crowds and CommitmentOn hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it? Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?...

  • Crowds and CommitmentWhat if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life

  • Crowds and CommitmentYet there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him- vs. 60-64

  • Crowds and CommitmentHard teaching= severe, rough, unpadded

  • Crowds and CommitmentOffend= skandalizei- cause to stumble, trip up, lit. cause to lose faith

    Jesus- You aint seen nothing yet!

  • Crowds and CommitmentPrinciple- When Gods people compromise truth for the sake of acceptance, truth no longer becomes acceptable and human moralism supplants spiritual transformation

  • Crowds and CommitmentHe went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him." From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him

  • Crowds and CommitmentYou do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve...

  • Crowds and CommitmentJesus goes from multiple Civic Center crowds to a few guys in an efficiency apartmentand then gives them the chance to leave, too!

  • Crowds and CommitmentSimon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God"

  • Crowds and CommitmentThen Jesus replied, "Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil! (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him)- vs. 65-71

  • Crowds and CommitmentSpoon-fed people change nothing

    Challenged people might get offended, but they tend to change the world for Jesus

  • Crowds and CommitmentPeter- It makes no sense to us, but we trust you and we refuse walk away

  • Crowds and Commitment

    Its easy to start well

  • Crowds and Commitment

    God is looking for people who finish well (cf. James 1:12)

  • Takeaways:

    Who has God placed in my life who needs to hear truth?

    Have I compromised truth for the sake of acceptance?

  • Takeaways:

    Am I willing to see that as sin and repent?

    Am I willing to love enough to speak truth in love to the people God has placed in my life?

  • Takeaways:

    Am I willing to receive truth even though it might sting?

  • Takeaways:

    Honestly, am I living morality or transformation?

    Heres how to tell: do I think Im better/more righteous than anyone else?


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