This Is Not Your Father’s State of Massachusetts – Pt. 2

February 27th, 2017 Posted by John, Paul Loyd 0 comments on “This Is Not Your Father’s State of Massachusetts – Pt. 2”

Paul Loyd

John 6:22-35  |  One might think it is always good for people to seek Jesus.  However, it is critical to first understand the heart of the seeker.  Apart from grace, the seeker is merely pursuing his or her own interests.  Many crowds followed Jesus for the selfish reason of seeing signs and miracles.  It is a testimony of the Holy Spirit’s work when one is drawn to Jesus and made to be satisfied in him for who he is rather than to come to him with the expectation of feeding personal appetites.

John 6:22-35

On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 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. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but 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.”

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.