04 Calvary Crew Conversation
CALVARY CREW CONVERSATION, November, 12-16, 2018
The Bread of Life- John 6:25-35
26 Jesus answered, “you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
28 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” 33 Jesus said to them, “…the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.” 35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
Jesus performed a great miracle with multiplying the 5 small barley loaves of bread and feeds over 5,000 people in one sitting. It was an amazing display of His power.
The people wanted to know how to do the “Works of God”? Jesus gives a profound answer and replies, “the work of God is this: to BELIEVE in the one He has sent.”
In Old Testament, approaching God required a lot of performing duties in order to make God happy with you. But under the New Testament, thanks to Jesus and his love, work and sacrifice for all, we now have approval with God through faith in Jesus.
What motivates you to do good? Do you do things in order to make God happy with you or do you do things because God is already happy with you? Give a brief explanation.
In multiplying the bread, Jesus was actually doing more that just filling a need. He was also creating an appetite in them for the miracle life of God found in Jesus.
They compared what Jesus did to Moses being used by God to provide the manna in the O.T.
In the record of the manna, Num. 11:7-9, the dew came down at night and so did the manna. When the dew lifted in the morning, it revealed the manna. The dew is like the Holy Spirit, always revealing Jesus.
Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life”. Like the manna, The Holy Spirit reveals Jesus.
The dew also represents tears. Ps. 30:5 “Weeping may endure for a night but JOY comes in the morning”. No matter what brought on the tears… the manna is revealed when the dew lifts… the Bread of Life is revealed when the tears lift.
Question # 2
What recent events have brought tears to your life? If you have experienced tears recently, get ready because the Holy Spirit wants to reveal another dimension of Jesus to you.
Notice the motivation of Jesus for performing the miracle of the loaves in the first place… He had compassion on the crowd… His love for them motivated him to action.
Call to Action
Motivated by His compassion and equipped the knowledge that he is The Bread of Life… what can you do this week to show the love of Jesus?