This sermon is part 2 of John 6. Part 1 was on July 18.
Sermon Category: The Gospels
The meal Jesus gave us teaches us about hospitality. God welcomes us to His Table even though we might as well be strangers … in light of this, how could we not welcome others?
Winn Collier, Professor at Western Seminary (Holland, MI) and Director of the Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination preaches this morning on Jesus as the bread of life.
Luke says “when he had given thanks,” (see v. 17 & v. 19). In the Greek that’s eucharistesas. This whole sermon (and really, all of Sunday worship today) will be about Eucharist—i.e., thanksgiving or gratitude.
Jesus says “This IS my body.” “This IS my blood.” By the power of the Holy Spirit, we really do experience union with Christ in this meal. This sermon will explain that perspective.
The Supper makes a clear presentation of the Gospel: Christ’s body was broken for us and His blood was shed for us. Our weekly celebration of the Supper is nothing less than a weekly “altar call.”
June 6 | Matthew 26:26-29 & I Corinthians 11:23-26 | Calling — At the table, we receive a calling. Just as Christ was broken and poured out for us, so too we are to be broken and poured out for the world. Having come to the table, we cannot help but go from the table...
Today’s sermon presents the opportunity to talk about some of the traditional themes of Lent: following Jesus, denying ourselves, and taking up our cross. It’s a call to a cruciform way of life. Lord have mercy.