Tuesday, 21 April 2015

I Reading: Acts 6:8-15: They could not get the better of Stephen because of his wisdom, and because it was the Spirit that prompted what he said.
Gospel: John 6: 22-29: Do not work for food that cannot last, but work for food that endures to eternal life.
The Answer to Man’s Great Hunger
Man/woman has a gnawing hunger within for both the physical and the spiritual. He/she hungers for both food and material things and for God and spiritual things, things such as love and joy and peace. Therefore, most of Man’s/woman’s time and energy are spent in seeking to satisfy his/her hunger. This passage deals with the answer to man’s/woman’s hunger.
1.     Answer 1: Know that man has great hunger, a great need (v.22-25)
a.     The people were miraculously fed. V.1-15
b.    The people acknowledge their need
c.      The people noted Jesus’ absence
d.    The people sought Jesus
e.      The people questioned Jesus’ absence
2.     Answer 2: Acknowledge that man’s motive is corrupt (v.26-27)
a.     Sought the Messiah for what they could get out of Him
b.    Sought food that spoiled-misplaced labor
3.     Answer 3: Work for food that endures-that gives eternal life (v.27)
a.     Source: Son of Man
b.    God guaranteed
4.     Answer 4: Do the work of God-believe (v.28-29)
Thought: people should search diligently to find Christ until the Lord is found. (Lk 11:9-10; Heb 11:6; Is 55:6)

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