True Food & True Drink – John 6:51-59
The food and drink Jesus provides gives life eternal. In this sermon Pastor David explains the soul satisfying feast that Jesus invites us to. Jesus is calling His hearers to trust Him, to take Him and receive Him as the substitutionary sacrifice that opened for us a new and living way to God. It’s through the giving of His blood and flesh on the cross that we who trust in Him have eternal access to God.
51 “I AM the living bread that came down from Heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”
52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. 56 Whoever feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on Me, he also will live because of Me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59 Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as He taught at Capernaum. 60 When many of His disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, knowing in Himself that His disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this?