Thursday, March 14

John 6: 41-51

Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, ‘I am the bread that came down from heaven.’ They were saying, ‘Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, “I have come down from heaven”?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, “And they shall all be taught by God.” Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.’

Were you present in worship on the first Sunday of March as we gathered to celebrate the Lord’s Supper? What a beautiful moment it is when we pick up the broken bread of Christ and eat together.

As you read the passage for today…does it push your memory in the direction of the broken bread and the cup of the new covenant that we share from the altar? When you hear Jesus say, “I am the bread of life” or “this bread is my flesh which I give for the life of the world” do you remember the grace that is yours when we eat and drink together?

God is so good to us! God has been good to our church and to so many individuals within the Parker UMC family. I am so thankful! The goodness of God always pushes me to be a better disciple. Not to work harder but to serve better, to prioritize my time in more godly ways, and to give my very best.

Here is a spiritual principle: Together (as in the fullness of the Body of Christ) our best always gets better! Is there an area where we can step up together so our best gets remarkably better for God and the world?


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