Worship Preparation: February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Read the sermon text: John 6:41-59

Read the sermon summary: Have you been taught by God? Has He revealed truth to you? How might you know? In John 6:41-59, Jesus explains that crowd's unbelief is consistent with the same pattern of spiritual blindness and deafness demonstrated by Old Testament Israel. Indeed, the human heart demonstrates a density of unbelief that requires the very intervention of God. Yet, this is what God promised through the mouth of Isaiah the Prophet. What is more, anyone to whom God gives faith evidences that faith by coming to Christ. Jesus again uses a bread metaphor, stating that all who believe in Him receive His life in themselves. This occurs in the same way that one takes in physical bread and receives physical life. Indeed, through the giving up of His flesh and blood on the cross Jesus gives the life of God to all whom the Father has given Him. So, have you been taught of God in this way? In preparation for Sunday, consider the similarities and differences between the OT manna and the "True Bread." How many different ways does Jesus describe actions that result in receiving "life" or "eternal life?"
 
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
 
Amazing Grace
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind but now I see
 
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
 
Through many dangers toils and snares
I have already come
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home
 
When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun

CCLI Song # 4755360
John Newton
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
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Preaching: Matt Nash
Music Leader: Landon Pauley

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