Bread of Life

PRAY

Father God, help us to see Jesus as the one who does your will. The one who offers us a life transforming gift when we choose to look on Him and believe.

WRITE

READ John 6:35-40

Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.’” John 6:35-40

  • What does Jesus claim to be and what does that satisfy?
  • What does verse 38 tell us about Jesus?
  • Using verses 39 & 40 write down what God’s will for His Son is.
  • When we choose to look on the Son and believe we are given eternal life – Alleluia! Looking at verses 37 and 40 what does Jesus tell us about that promise?

GROW

  • Jesus came to the will of the Father – to save those who look to Him in faith and trust Him for their salvation. Have you put your full faith and trust in Christ and His saving work on the cross?

Lord God you sent your Son to do your will. You sent your Son to be the propitiation for our sins. You have ordained that He would raise up His followers on the last day! Lord, help us to live according to this truth. Lord help us to have “the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:18-19).

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This is Love

PRAY

Remember to take time to pray & read the entire passage before you begin.

Romans 5:6-11

” But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:8

WRITE

  • What was our position before God when Christ died for us (v. 8 & 10)?
  • How did God show His love for us?
  • What did Jesus’s death and resurrection accomplish for us?
  • What should our response be?
  • When you consider the amazing act of love – what new insight about your relationship with your Heavenly Father do you come away with?
  • When you consider the amazing act of love – what new insight about your relationship with your Jesus do you come away with?

GROW

We rejoice because we have life – life in our living Savior! It really is too much to fathom. Recently I have had the gift of studying the Old Testament books of Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers. While these books can be challenging to pour over, God has impressed on my heart the awesomeness and holiness of God! There were consequences for those who chose to offer improper sacrifices or impure adoration. And yet… while we are still sinners, He chooses to make us righteous and holy in his sight through the blood of His Son Jesus! The perfect sacrifice, once for all. And so… we can freely come before Him with praise and thanksgiving – Alleluia!

This song says it all! “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” – Austin Stone Worship

How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

© 1995 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music

Praying that you would know the Love of God today!

Make a Joyful Noise

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
 Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise!
    Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.” 

Psalm 100 ESV

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  • Beautiful! Using this Psalm, write a list of ways we can show God our praise.
  • Rewrite verse 2 in the first person.
  • He made you – you are His! Amazing!

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May the Spirit grow your understanding of who you are in Christ, how you are loved & all the ways you can praise our God in heaven! I will be praying for you! 

He Is Good

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 136:1-3

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
 Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
 Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his steadfast love endures forever.” 

Psalm 136:1-3ESV

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  • His love endures forever! Write an entry praising God for His unfailing love.
  • How have you seen His love revealed in your life?

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Give thanks – His love endures forever! I will be praying for you! 

Devote Yourself

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Colossians 4:2-6 NIV (1984)

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
Colossians 4:2 NIV (1984)

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  • Even as Paul sits in chains what attitude does he instruct you (and the Colossians) to take for yourself?
  • Paul is sitting in prison – what is his prayer request?
  • What is Paul’s final directive?How are you instructed to walk and speak?
  • How does this effect the way you think of your daily attitude & conversations – do you need to change anything?

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May the Spirit guide you as devote yourselves to prayer being watchful and thankful! I will be praying for you! 

Thank Offering

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 107:21-22

“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind. 
Let them sacrifice thank offerings
and tell of his works with songs of joy.”

Psalm 107:21-22NIV

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  • Praise Him now for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds.
  • Though we do not sacrifice as they did in the Old Testament…what can you bring to the feet of The Almighty (time, talent) as a thank offering?

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Thank Him as you bring your gifts to Him! I will be praying for you! 

Jesus did it

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Mark 6:41-44

“Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all.  They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.”

Mark 6:41-44 NIV

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  • Jesus here is our example. He gave thanks and God multiplied the blessings – they all were satisfied. Do you have trouble being satisfied? Waiting for what’s next…better…newer…different? Ask God to help you be satisfied where you are.
  • Give Thanks to God – for “Every Good and perfect Gift is from above.” James 1:17. Make a list of 10 gifts no matter how big or small that our Father in Heaven provided for you today!

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Thank Him as you rely on Him to create contentment in  your heart! I will be praying for you!