John 6: 25-59
Will the new bread be at your table? Or will it be old bread?
Jesus is the bread of life:
Psalms 34:8 , “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him.”
- Bread sustains life, and His body is the bread, so we must trust in the sacrifice made by that broken body.
Leviticus 17:11, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul.”
Blood is life. And when Jesus’ blood was shed, His life was being poured out, and all who kneel at that cross receive life in a sin cleansing, life giving bath.
What must we bring to the table?
Come with Clean hands.
I Corinthians 11:28, “A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.”
Come with a Good Appetite.
I Cor. 10:21, “you can’t drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you can’t have a part in both the Lord’s Table and the table of demons”
Jesus promises, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” (Mt. 5:6)
I want Jesus at my table so I will be filled, not empty!
He is inviting us to His table!
Come with patience.
I Corinthians 10:24, “Nobody should seek his own good but the good of others.”
Come with harmony.
I Corinthians 10:17 Paul makes a point of saying that “we are one body” and we “partake of the one bread.”
Come with thanksgiving.
I Corinthians 10:16, “Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we have given thanks…”
Come with loyalty.I Corinthians 10:22, “Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy?”
Leave the table with Purpose!
I Corinthians 10:31, “…do it all for the glory of God!”