Jesus of Nazareth is the Lord of the Feast who satisfies our deepest hunger. This message was given on May 4, 2014 at New City Church in Calgary by Pastor John Ferguson. Visit www.newcitychurch.ca for more info.
Text of Sermon Slide Deck: "The Feast Jesus Provides" (Luke 9:10-17)
1.God Gives Us His Words of Eternal Life Luke 9:10-17 Found on page 866 in our guest Bibles. Todays Scripture:
2. The Gospel of Luke 1:1-4 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, 3. The Gospel of Luke 1:1-4 it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught. 4. The Feast Jesus Provides ~ Luke 9:10-17 ~ 5. Who is this about whom I hear such things ? 6. On their return the apostles told him Luke 9:10 all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew to a town called Bethsaida. 7. When the crowds learned it, they Luke 9:11 followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing. 8. Now the day began to wear away, Luke 9:12 and the twelve came and said to him, Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and the countryside to nd lodging and to get provisions, for we are here 9. them, You give them something to eat. in a desolate place. But he said to Luke 9:12-13 10. ve loaves and two shunless we are to go and buy food for all these people. For there were about ve thousand men. They said, We have no more than Luke 9:12-13-14 11. He said this to test them, for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Eight months wages would not buy enough food for each one to have a bite! ~ The Gospel of John 6:6-9 (NIV) 12. Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peters brother, spoke up, Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many? ~ The Gospel of John 6:6-9 (NIV) 13. them sit down in groups of about fty each. And they did so, and had them all sit down. And taking the ve loaves and two sh, he And he said to his disciples, Have Luke 9:13-16 looked up to heaven and said a 14. the loaves and gave them to his disciples to set before the crowd. blessing over them. Then he broke Luke 9:16-17 And they all ate and were satised. 15. You cant seriously believe this actually happened? 16. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces. Luke 9:17 And they all ate and were satised. 17. Why does Luke record this account in his historical biography of Jesus? Important Question 18. Lord of nature Lord of the spiritual realm Lord of life Lord of death Lord of creation Who is this man? 19. Jesus of Nazareth is the Lord of the Feast who satises our deepest hunger. Summary 20. Read the sign correctly, and believe. 1 21. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, This is indeed the Prophet who is come into the world! Perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself. ~ The Gospel of John 6:14 22. Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. They said to him, Sir, give us this bread always. 23. Jesus said to them, I am the bread of heaven; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. ~ The Gospel of John, ch. 6 24. Look beyond your resources2 25. Because you cannot see what can be done, you say that God can do nothing which is like saying there cannot be more within His scope than there is within yours.One thing is clear: " if He saw no more than lies within your sight, He could not be God.The very impossibility you see in things points to the region God works in. George MacDonald 1824-1905 26. iTinette: http://www.ickr.com/photos/tinette/4215223907 OUCHcharley: http://www.ickr.com/photos/g-ratphotos/3328593629 flickr images courtesy of: other images: ThinkStock: Fed Up (480195089) ThinkStock:Wooden sign (177502249)