The Only Bread of Life

Jesus is the only Bread of Life.  But before we talk about Jesus, let’s go back to school.  The first week of school is done and in the books in Forsyth county.  Students are getting a good look at their new classes and classmates.  Maybe you’ve already had homework!  Oy!  Already!  Believe it or not I look back with fond memories on math class.  There was never a bias or an opinion.  The numbers just always worked.  I think that many of you get the willies when you look at a complex math problem being written out on the board.  I think you would say with them that this is a hard teaching.

This Sunday we closed out our series of Gospel readings on the Bread of Life.  Jesus doesn’t change his message… again.  And finally the people have had enough.  In fact many of his disciples – these are not the masses looking for a free meal – but Jesus’ followers turn away from him.  Why?  What did he say to offend them so?  John 6:60 On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”  This is a hard teaching… Which teaching exactly was it?

The teaching that they didn’t like was that Jesus was the only Bread of Life.  If you’re not sure what that means, you need only look in the mirror.  What you will see, if you’re honest, is someone who is less than perfect.  Not to worry, you’re not alone, but for this purpose, you are.  It’s just you and God, and you’re not good enough.  In fact, you’re so not good enough, that the sentence from a holy God is hell.  That means the soul that sins is the one that will die.  That means that even one blemish on your perfect record disqualifies you from eternity in heaven.  The only solution is Jesus, the Bread of Life.  Want to hear more?  Watch this Sunday’s message taken from John 6.