In John chapter 6 we read Jesus’ claim: “I am the bread of life.” This is one of the seven “I am” statements. The fact that Jesus is alive, He can say that to us right now. Only Jesus Christ can satisfy the deepest longing of our souls. * How do you find peace when you don’t have anyone in your corner and a long history of neglect and abandonment? * Why would God bless Solomon with riches if that condemns him?
Jesus made this bold proclamation in John 6:35 “I am the bread of life.” Jesus is alive today and the claim that He made wasn’t just for those in Bible times, but for us here today. Jesus is reaching out to you saying, “Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” * If we are truly in Christ we will find a growing dissatisfaction with this world because the world is opposed to God’s standards. * Is Romans 10:9 similar to 1 John 1:9? Is that a salvation passage? * What is the significance of Matthew 27:25 “All the people answered, ‘His blood is on us and on our children!’” today?
There’s nothing more encouraging than know that Jesus Christ lives in you and that should lead to contentment. But often we’re not content and look to the world. Contentment is only found in Jesus. * Dale shares how God’s love has become real to him. * We read in Hebrews 13:5 “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” * Boyce shares his calling to found a street ministry to his fellow bikers.
What’s does it mean to be content? Are you content? Many times we pursue money, or many other things, to find contentment. But we find that they simply don’t. * 1 Timothy 6:7,8 “For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.” * Nina comments on resting in the Lord. * Robert talks about contentment in Jesus. * What happens to us after death? Ezekial 18:20
1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” * I just wanted to call about the caller who said he had a desire not to wake up from his surgery. * What do you think of giving where you are being taught? * Is the constitution of the United States a secular document? * When I read the story of the rich man and Lazarus I have to ask, is it a sin to be rich? *** This program was re-aired on the 3:30 broadcast. ***
In Matthew 6:21 we learn “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” This is a matter of worship. Whatever you worship controls you. And in John 4:23 we learn, “the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” * I have a situation where I was going to give, but needed to help my son. But it’s been gnawing at me that it should have gone to the church. What’s your thoughts on that? * What is tithing? Is it an obligation? What are we to give as Christians?
When Jesus comes to live inside of us, He gives us a whole new way of thinking. We get a new way of life and start to see things a whole different way. One of those things is money. In Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus states, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” John 4:24 “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” * Is the Church Israel? Are all the promises to Israel fulfilled in the Body of Christ? * When was Paul saved? * What does the name written on the thigh mean in Revelation 19?