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Let Jesus Speak For Himself - Part 1



Let Jesus Speak For Himself

Part 1


“I Am The Bread of Life”

God is the Source of ALL Blessings, not the World

(Aaronic Blessing)


The Priestly Blessing

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 23 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them: 24 “The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; 26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” ’ 27 “So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”

-Numbers 6:22-27

The world has always offered its own version of fulfillment and sustenance.

But in Jesus’ own words, he is the only true source of nourishment and life.


Feeding of the 5,000

“And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”

-John 6:35

"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world."

- C.S. Lewis


We are NOT the Bread of Life.

We can never provide what only Jesus can provide.

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.”

–John 15:18-20

Jesus said SEEK HIM first.

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’… For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

-Matthew 6:31-34

7 Philip said, “200 denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.” 8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?” 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” 13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets.”


That is Jesus letting us know that with him,

our little [2 fish, 5 loaves] is a lot (Enough).

Q: Do you think that you are “Enough”?

WHAT DOES JESUS SAY about us?

As far as things that God may want, or ask of us…

Yes, we ARE enough.

(or he wouldn’t expect it of us)


As far as things that we may want or expect of ourselves without the help of Jesus…

No, we are NOT enough.

"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world."

- C.S. Lewis

Bread was the primary source of nourishment and was often used symbolically to represent life itself.

The world offers many things that promise: wealth, success, power, pleasure, etc.

But as many of us have experienced, these things often leave us feeling empty and unsatisfied.

Life is filled with:

Living Infomercials.

(Let the buyer beware)

Life is filled with:

Cotton Candy

(Let the buyer beware)

Unlike the World, the things of Jesus (The Bread of Life) always delivers.

"The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever."

- 1 John 2:17


"You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you."

- Saint Augustine

The Priestly Blessing

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 23 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them: 24 “The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; 26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” ’ 27 “So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”

-Numbers 6:22-27

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