Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Circle of Love ~ Wednesday April 6, 2011

Wednesday April 6                             John 6:27-40

Wonderful Wednesday at Wilson tonight: 5:30 dinner!
Lenten Circle of Love study group meets with Randy Jessen in Room 14 @ 6:15 to reflect on the readings of the past week.

Note: Be on the watch for more “I am” messages coming from Jesus.  There is one in this passage.  Do you see it?  This one refers back to the feeding of the 5000 at the beginning of the chapter.  Do you also see the connection to Moses once again as Jesus begins to teach about the provision of God for the people of faith?

You might remember back to our Advent study of the Gospel of Luke for a moment.  If we compare Luke to John we discover a central reality.  They are very different in the way they present the life of Christ.  Primarily they are different in their intended outcome.  Luke wanted to present “an orderly account” while John wants to focus on a deeper level of spirituality and theology.  As a result, we have more ‘theological conversation’ recorded in John’s gospel.

This passage is a good example.  It is about manna, Moses, and the true bread that comes from heaven.  It is yet another way that Jesus points to himself with words that are mysterious but descriptive.  “For I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but to do the will of him who sent me.”  V.38

This is a key to the nature and ministry of Jesus.  He was sent. And he was sent for a purpose.  For our conversation and reflection today…have you seen Jesus being ‘sent’ into your life?  If no, what posture could you take to be more available to the Bread of Life?  If yes, how has that reality shaped and motivated your life in the areas of personal service, faithful generosity, and growth as a disciple of Jesus?

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