[Linux4christians] Re: Friday – Read John 6:25-58
pastordavid at bibleseven.com
Fri Apr 24 11:25:14 EDT 2009
Addendum - Clarification:
When we, like the people of the 1st Century, treat the
equal to the things of God - or higher - Jesus says we are
what is most valuable.
It may be an obsession with church-traditions or other local
preferences of appearance, convenience, music, programs,
or style. It may be worries about money, obsession with the
of cars or property or other possessions, position and
titles, etc. - all
things that will one day pass away and which therefore only
in the temporary.
Fear & pride-driven obsessions often keep us too busy to
rest in the
> *Friday – Read John 6:25-58*
> Jesus explains that He is the bread of life in contrast to the
> temporary manna in the OT
> where the body was sustained but eventually died His bread is
> spiritual and eternal.
> Verses 6:37 and 6:44 have been misused to promote a fatalist
> doctrine, removing from the
> person any meaningful choice impacting their decision for salvation;
> verses 6:35-36,
> 6:45b, 6:47 all speak of volitional “belief”. 6:37 does not define
> the terms of how the
> Father selects those whom He “gives” and 6:44 “... unless the Father
> Who sent Me draws
> him ...” does not qualify the drawing as irresistible. [The best
> scholarship never reads
> foreign meaning into text – the Word always provides internal
> reinforcement for
> important doctrine.]
> The purpose of this entire passage was to again attack human
> religious ritual that blocked
> relationship in favor of works.
> *Discussion & Reflection - Keeping it Real*
> Have you observed the way that ritual and tradition in much of
> “christendom” can block
> the intimate spiritual relationship God so desires?
> Have you identified any rituals and/or traditions in your life that
> get in the way of your
> relationship with God?
> *Truth in Action*
> Today I will prayerfully reflect upon a typical week in my life and
> look for those places
> where rituals and/or traditions are getting in the way of my
> relationship with God. I will
> ask another believer to pray in agreement with me and to hold me
> accountable to partner
> with the Holy Spirit in removing those obstacles.
> *Be Specific* _______________________________________________________
Have an http://Ultrafidian.com Day! Pastor David
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