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Heaven’s Bread for Earth’s Hunger

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July 16, 2020 8:00 am

Heaven’s Bread for Earth’s Hunger

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July 16, 2020 8:00 am

No matter how different we may be, human beings have one thing in common: our souls are hungry for something this world cannot satisfy. In this message, Adrian Rogers reveals the deeper meaning behind Jesus’s miracle in John 6, to show that Jesus is Heaven’s Bread for earth’s hunger.

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Are you reading for the Lord Jesus this into Adrian Rogers. Jesus is satisfying where the probability blows whistle stop full right of his world we live in a special element of having to provide for things. Number one is always helpful.

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Ask yourself this question. Do you have an appetite. Are you hungry for the Lord Jesus welcome to find the powerful teaching pastor and author Adrian Rogers will no matter how different we may be human beings have one thing in common. Our souls are hungry for something this world cannot satisfy. But the Bible says Jesus is heavens bread for Earth's hunger in John chapter 6 Jesus is speaking to a great multitude that was growing hungry, but there was no food eat, yet they were fed. There are three things, the story reveals about the satisfying truth of Jesus Christ. And if you have your Bible had to turn to John chapter 6 is Adrian Rogers begins a timely message for us.

Called heavens bread for Earth's hunger story that I want to review was a store that is very late here is a premium of 5000 John chapter 6 and verse five.

Well let's begin. If we would in verse one after these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberius multitude followed him because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased and Jesus went up the mountain and there he sat with his disciples and the Passover feast of the Jews was not when Jesus then lifted up his eyes, he saw a great company, on the him and he said to Philip, when shall we buy bread that these me this he said to prove him.

That is to test Philip for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him 200 penny worth of bread is not sufficient for them that everyone of them may take a little now let me just stop right there and give you first point in this message.

I will do believe this with all your heart. There is no problem to be for God to solve no problem too big for God to solve.

Here was a problem I great multitude is no bread at hand is no food for them. And so Jesus is asking Philip a question Jesus said Philip what are we going to feed these people point Jesus was not asking advice. Jesus never ask advice from anyone about anything in the true sense of the word. I love what Corrie 10 boom said there's no panic in heaven, only plans. The Bible says here that Jesus knew what he would do.

And Jesus was not wanting to learn anything about a new all man he knew what was in Philip's heart. He knows what's in your heart what he wanted was for Philip to learn something about God and I want to learn something about God and that is this that there is no problem too big for God to solve. Now Jesus asked him how we going to feed these people will Philip Mitton stumble now. I don't know that he had a pocket calculator, but had he been a modern either without his calculator got a couple of times but Philip was a brilliant man so faded out. He looked there were 5000 men been there. The women and that the children and how much food with a pencil. He says well I'll Lord if you would ever body on a mouthful.

It would take the wages of a laboring man for a year now Peter knew anything that a good red-blooded atheists could not of done that day. I mean, he calculated but he did not come to the right conclusion because he left something out of the equation, but he laid out God now on church committees.

Other churches a long time in the three categories of persons on church committees if you meet and you have a problem.

First of all there. The feelings the figures I life it will do this somebody else's life a will to do that are driven by motion. Secondly, there are the figures. The figures don't pay much attention to the feelings they just figured out whether or not it can be done but thank God, is 1/3 group on church committees and I we got a lot of them around here. They all the papers, not the feel is not the figures with the papers they just simply find out what got most to do and they say we going to do it. Anything God wants done. We can do now. It did not make sense apart from God with God. It makes perfect sense apart from God. It is unexplainable.

Now focus. The only thing we as a church have any right this community to believe about us and the only thing as an individual that you have any right to ask an unbeliever to believe about you is that which is unexplainable. I mean if they can explain my life that my neighbor can explain my life that I don't have anything supernatural.

All I have this something superficial is there in your heart and in your life, a quality that is inexplicable and unexplainable. Apart from Almighty God.

Now there is no problem to be God to solve same in you take the problem that you have right now.

Think of it, got it. I have double it. Did you double double it again now. When asking this question is that big to God. No, absolutely not. He may not solve the way you wanted Saul, but I'm telling you there is no problem too big for God to solve. And if you are acting like God is dinner God is out of business.

If you like Philip and only calculating if you are feeling are figure rather than the faith or repent of it and believe this number. While there is no problem to be second point is never person too small for God.

Do you know what did God do here this problem unto the Lord Jesus do well begin on verse eight.

One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother said unto him as a lad here, which has five barley loaves and two small fishes. They were probably sardines. But what are they among so many.

And Jesus said, make the men sit down now. There was much grass in the place so that the men set down a number about 5000. We say this was a meeting of the 5000. It was 5000 men and Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given things he distributed to the disciples and the disciples to them that were set down and likewise of the fishes as much as they would want some more inducible. Would you have a second helping eat and to you are full. Mayors a little lad and little lunch with a little lad started out he had enough to feed 5000 people plus maybe as many as 20,000 night was meager in quality because they were barley loaves. That's the coarsest of bread. It was meager in quantity because they were just a a you biscuits and a couple sardines. Now what was the recipe for this man I remember is no problem too big to go to solve. Remember, there is no person too small for God to use their little boys lunch and he gives it to Jesus. Let me give some words a start of the T so you remember here's a recipe for America.

First of all, it was transferred to Christ.

He gave everything to Christ.

Dawson.

I've done this early in our ministry. We gave everything to Jesus that we hold title to what we said, Lord, anything you want. Visuals is given to you. It belongs to you is not our Swiss do it. Number one was transferred to Christ. Number two. It was taken by Christ you give it. Jesus received this little lad gave up his life. They got me pretty good little boy to give you lust to Jesus, but he just turn over. It was transferred to Christ. It was taken by Christ. It was touched by Christ Jesus took it, touched it and blessed it with his magnificent hands and therefore it was transformed by Christ transferred, taken, touched and transformed by the Lord Jesus Christ. And that's the recipe for miracle you take your little transferred to Jesus. Jesus will receive it. He will touch it.

He will multiply and feed the multitudes with it now limitation good news I have seen in my ministry. People who were too big for God to use but I've never seen anybody too small for Gabby's think about it.

God enjoys taking insignificant things and persons and using them for his glory, the widows might David and his slang darkest needle. Here's a little lad in his lunch know how he does that he takes on a people as extraordinary things without merit, people, and then God gets the glory to seek this could not be explained apart from God.

Now don't you insult God by saying God cannot use you. There's no person too small for Gabby's God used a little boy and his little paper bags lunch there with his biscuits and sardine. Think about it, God can use you listen. God can use you.

God can use you now God can use you where you are, God can use you with what you have and you must say amen I tried again God can use you God use you where your God can use you with what you have and you must say amen God can use me. I read a story long time ago about a violinist who was in New Jersey, is on play concert and the people talk about the violin is much as they were violinist, though he was a great magnificent concert violinist. He stood up and began to play that violin you could hear the birds saying in the trees you hear laughter, little children, you could hear babbling Brooks you have a window into a forest. You could hear all is you play the violin and the people gave round after round of applause, and then took the violin and broke over his knee smashed gave her gas is a don't worry was only little fiddle was just cheap is that I just want to show he is not so much the instrument as it is the man who holds the instrument so it is with you. So it is with Adrian God can take our lives and we just transferred to our Lord to be touched by a Lord of the beats transform our Lord. There is never a problem too big for God to solve is never person too small for God to use and is never a spiritual hunger to DD for Jesus to satisfy the people there were hungry they were hungry for literal bread begin looking if you will now and now this passage of Scripture verse 25 and when they had found him, that is Jesus, on the other side of the sea. They said in him, Rabbi, when Kim is now Heather Jesus answered and said very, very, I say to you you seek me not because you saw the miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves and were filled. They said the reason you're looking for me is because I fed you literal bread and then notice what he says here in verse 27 of this passage, he says labor not for the meat and that literally means for the food that will perish.

Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat all that food which endures under everlasting life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you.

For him, hath God the father sealed now. There's never a hunger to date a spiritual hunger that Jesus cannot satisfy. Now these people were following Jesus because they were looking for material, bread, physical bread, listen me your spirit also has a hunger there is a spiritual hunger and that Jesus is saying to those people I am to your spirit what bread is to your body now what does it matter if we feed people and we don't tell them about Jesus. I believe in feeding hungry people.

But never as a substitute for evangelism mayonnaise more than soap and soup any salvation he needs the Lord Jesus. Not a lot of people get all teary-eyed about feeding the hungry and well-to-do that but God forbid that we should feed the hungry and never tell about Jesus all we do is make in the world a better place to go to hell for we are here to teach them and tell them about the Lord Jesus Christ and Jesus salute you following me you following me because you ate of the bread. That's why you following me that on be a great lesson to us and by the way, Jesus did not commend them for that.

Jesus knew what was in the hearts he began to talk to them about spiritual bread feeding on him for the spiritual hunger I will learn lesson as a church, what you catch them with is what you have to keep them with nearly 5 at that these people came from bread only, and they left when Jesus started talking about the realities of life.

So here's what kind of bread is Jesus.

Verses 25 through 29. Jesus is spiritual bread.

Jesus is spiritual bread. Notice verse 27. Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that which endures under everlasting life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you, Jesus is spiritual bread. Secondly, Jesus is super natural bread. Notice in verse 30 and they said therefore on to him. What sign show a style that we may see and believe the more this on to tell us something about people who seek signs he just fed 5000 little boys lunch in the sink.

It was a miracle. You see miracles are addictive but they never really satisfy what sign show style that we may see and believe the are what does not work, and then they began to tell him a little history about the Bible.

He said our fathers did eat manna in the desert as it is written, he gave them bread from heaven.

The then Jesus said unto them, verily, verily, I say to you Moses gave you. Not that bread from heaven, but my father give with you the true bread from heaven for the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven and gives life into the world, then said they him him Lord nevermore. Give us this bread.

And Jesus said under them. I am the bread of life he that cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that believes on me shall never thirst. Now, follow with me, Jesus is spiritual bread and Jesus is supernatural bread. They said all listen Jesus we remember how Amanda came down and fed the people in the wilderness, how Moses gave us that Brady said Moses didn't give it to you. God gave to you and it was only a picture of me I am the bread of life. What was the manner the man Jesus tells us clearly here in John chapter 6 was a picture Jesus. The manna came down from heaven. Jesus came down from heaven. The manna lay upon the ground. Jesus is meek and lowly. The man was round, which speaks of the tonality of Jesus the man was white which speaks of the purity of Jesus the man I had a taste of honey, which speaks of the sweetness of Jesus.

The manna had the taste of oil which speaks of the anointing that was on the Lord Jesus manna had to be picked up which speaks of the resurrection of Jesus.

The manna had to be ingested, which speaks of partaking of Jesus. The manna sustained physical life, which speaks of Jesus who gives us eternal life, that was a picture of Jesus. He is not only spiritual bread. He is supernatural bread. He came down from heaven this bread was put through the middle and bruise and then it was baked it was put to the fire and bait and then it was turned into loaves that were broken. That's the body of the Lord Jesus Christ bruised for our iniquities baked in the fires of hell is he saturated his soul with the torments of Magis of the dam to become bread. That might be broken and fed to us and we feed upon the Lord Jesus Christ and he invites you tonight as we come to the table that feed upon him heaven, feed me till I want no more Jesus. Listen, he is spiritual bread. Jesus is supernatural, Brady came down from heaven and Jesus is satisfying bread. I love this look if you will, in verse 35 of the same chapter. Jesus said under them all. I am the bread of life he that cometh to me shall never hunger, and he that believes on me shall never thirst.

Men all around are searching for satisfaction and they have one thing and then they want another but the true satisfaction.

The thing that your heart yearns for the thing that your soul yearns for his satisfaction and Jesus. I was thinking about that in my study a while back and I thought of all the religions of the world, Shintoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, this land, Confucianism, Confucianism and all the rest, and I thought you know I am so glad I know Jesus. You know what, what would it be like how would you like to be in one of these other religions is in Jesus wonderful Jesus alone satisfies the hunger of the human heart. God made a bird to fly fish to swim and he made you to know him and to love him and he says Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled. That is based shall be satisfied. Matthew five in verse 610 Psalm 107 in verse nine, for he satisfies the longing soul and fill up the hungry soul with goodness. This is God's guarantee if you hungry and thirsty affiliates will I don't know how much of God, you have but a this much. Listen to me. You have all you want if you don't have a voice because you don't want to not only the idea that you hero got the tyrant mean old God. If I can persuade to fill me know it's not your job to persuade him to fill you with the permit him to fill you. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled. He that's true. Jesus told a lie. Now what is your hunger.

Jesus is spiritual bread. Jesus is supernatural bread. Jesus is satisfying bread.

The problem many people is whistle stuffed full of bread of this world. We don't have a spiritual appetite bill. The man doesn't have an appetite for things. Number one is always helpful. Something else number two.

See number three did ask yourself this question. Do you have an appetite. Are you hungry for the Lord Jesus. Now not only is Jesus spiritual bread, supernatural bread, satisfying bread, but Jesus is sustaining bread look, if you will. Now in verse 47 verily, verily, I sent you, he that believes on me hath everlasting life.

I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness and her dad. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven.

If any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever in the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. When we take the Lord's supper. That's what was symbolizing right now feeding upon the broken body of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that sustains for ever lasting life. I'm from Florida. The Spaniard Ponce de Leon came to Florida near where I went to university Ponce de Leon Springs looking for the fountain of youth. He never found it. But I'm telling you, if there were some fountain that you could drink and would restore you laissez would extend your life for 50 years with a bloom of health on you if you can get a pharmaceutical company that could do that friend. I'll tell you what if there were an elixir of medicine a drink, a potion pill for that that would extend life for 50 years in perfect health men. Not only will pay for the kill.

For a stroke, they would kill for. If there were no other way to get Jesus and you feed upon me. I will give to you, ever lasting life. Jesus is sustaining life now.

He said I've come that you might have life and have it abundantly. I'm finished but look again in verse 51 of this chapter is a good question. What good is bread. If it's not eaten Jesus that I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man shall he of this bread, he shall live for ever. There were some that day that did not have an appetite.

There was on that day, they turned and walked away.

Jesus had to turn to his disciples and say, will you also go away. Thank God for what Simon Peter said, he said, to whom shall we come. You alone have the bread of life. There's no problem too big for God to solve. There's no person too small for God to use.

There is no spiritual hunger to be for Jesus not to satisfy he is evidence bread.

If you since this hunger welling up in your soul today. We urge you to take that hunger to the Lord Jesus. Maybe you have questions about who he is or what he means to you or how to receive the forgiveness that he is offering good were discovered.

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Go to LWF.org/radio and click discovered Jesus. Now if you'd like to order a copy of today's message on CD request one by the title heavens bread for Earth's hunger and call us at 1877 love God, you can also order online it LWF.org/radio or write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 thanks for studying with us in God's word today.

Remember it's not your job to persuade God to fill, but to permit feeling like God did it tomorrow. Adrian Rogers reveals what it means when we say father pray to God surely join us then writing worth a friend on Facebook said a word of gratitude recently and it was really encouraging. She wrote just this morning my love worth finding devotion encouraged me to get over my past failures and remember that God doesn't remember our sins against us when we are in Jesus Christ. Praise be to the Lord know it's our greatest joy to come alongside you and offer resources that you continue your faith journey this month when you get to the ministry you want to send you our journey of faith booklet collection in this collection from Adrian Rogers messages find peace. Only God provides learned that he desires everyone to be saved and trace the story of redemption through the Bible, request the bundle when you call the gift right now at 1877 love God will give online it LWF.org/radio


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