Jesus is the Bread of Life (John 6:35-40) - 10/29/23
The Lord’s Supper this morning.
The Body. The blood
The Cross. Our redemption.
“I am the bread of life” is the first in a series of such declarations that are peculiar to this gospel (8:12; 10:7, 11; 11:25; 14:6; 15:1
A PICTURE OF THE GOSPEL
JESUS – REDEMPTION
He is God. He came to make all things new. He fulfills the OT promises.
Manna – Jesus
Moses – Jesus (True Redeemer)
Temple – Jesus (where God meets man)
Jacob’s ladder – Jesus (true stairway to heaven)
Bronze serpent – Jesus (lifted up on the cross)
The Bread of life
Just feet the 5000
Bread is necessary for life
Daily need (Give us our daily bread. Matt 6)
He is signifying a spiritual bread
The HEART of the issue. Spiritual need
Lost, Separated. Sin
Matt. 4:4 – Man shall not live on bread alone, but every word that comes from the mouth of God.
MAN – SEPARATION
Whoever comes to me… Believes in me
Repentance and Faith
Whoever comes to me
Shall never hunger
Shall never thirst
GOD – RESTORATION
Because all that the Father gives me will come to me.
The work of the Holy Spirit through the Gospel
Whoever comes to me I will never cast out
Adopted into the family of God.
Loving, Nourishing, Cherishing.
This is God’s Will (plan)
IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED!
I should lose nothing that He has given
Security and Perseverance
Raise it up on the last day
Keeping the End in mind.
Life in the midst of death
v. 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.
 Kenneth L. Barker, Expositor’s Bible Commentary (Abridged Edition: New Testament) (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1994), 316.