The Bread that Gives Life, Part 3 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 75)

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TEXT: John 6:34-37

34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.

35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.

37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

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Today, I am continuing the daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series, which is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents, politicians, and people, but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey the Lord’s Great Commission which is to, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to “pray without ceasing” for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. Yes, you should pray for the right candidate to win; yes, you should vote for the candidate that the Lord gives you peace about voting for. But, don’t get caught up in it like the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord.

This campaign is inspired by the following three verses: 1 Corinthians 2:2 which says, “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” Acts 5:42 which says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” And 2 Timothy 2:4 which says, “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

This series is not for Christians necessarily. However, I do hope you are one of those saints who still loves to hear the “Old, old story of Jesus and His love” — As another hymn says, “For those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.” This series is primarily for unbelievers, so they can hear and understand the Gospel and be saved from sin and the punishment of sin which is hell. This is message number 75.

F.B. Meyer said, “The certainty of our salvation rests on the character of God.”

One of the greatest fears that people face is the fear of rejection — the fear of being turned away by someone they hoped to be accepted by or by someone they hoped to receive something from. One of the greatest fears of the Jews of Jesus’ day was the fear that their offerings and sacrifices would be rejected by God. That is why they abided by such strict regulations on how and when to come to God in a manner that was pleasing to Him.

As the Jews are considering Jesus’ statement that He is the Bread of Life sent from God, they must also wonder if this God — whom they know as the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses — could reject any one of them. The answer to this question is “yes.” God can and will reject all those who do not come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Jesus addressed this possibility when he says, “But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.” Unfortunately, everyone who sees Jesus and who realizes who He is, will not come to Him and believe in Him. Take Judas Iscariot, for example — one of Jesus’ own disciples who turned His back on the Savior. He knew just as much about Jesus as the other disciples, yet He did not come and believe in Him. Many of the Jews saw Jesus’ miracles, heard Jesus’ teachings, knew that He was fulfilling many of the prophecies regarding the Messiah, yet did not come to Him and believe in Him. They wanted to cling to the old ways of laws and sacrifices, of merit and good deeds. They thought they could get to God their own way, and in the end, they ended up being rejected by God.

However, along with this bad news, there is also some good news. In the very next verse, Jesus says, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

What does it mean for the Father to give people unto the Son? This statement speaks of God’s work in the heart and life of the unbeliever.

The Bible Exposition Commentary says this passage “contains Jesus’ explanation of the process of personal salvation. These are among the most profound words He ever spoke, and we cannot hope to plumb their depths completely. He explained that salvation involves both divine sovereignty and human responsibility… Men and women must come to Him, that is, believe on Him. He assured them that nobody who came to Him would ever be lost but would be raised at the last day. Even death cannot rob us of salvation! From our human and limited perspective, we cannot see how divine sovereignty and human responsibility can work together, but from God’s perspective, there is no conflict. When a church member asked Charles Spurgeon how he reconciled these two, he replied, ‘I never try to reconcile friends.’ It is the Father’s will that sinners be saved, as the Bible states in 1 Timothy 2:4 and 2 Peter 3:9. Those who trust Christ will be secure in their salvation. Believers receive eternal life and Jesus can never lose them.”

God is actively working so that people may be drawn to Jesus in order to be saved. This does not mean that God gives some people to Jesus and turns some people away. But God is working to draw people to His Son. He is putting events in motion that will prepare a person to meet and receive Jesus Christ. God will not force a person to receive Jesus Christ, but He will do everything in His power — without crossing the line of a person’s free will — in order to get that person to a place where they can either choose to come and believe in Jesus or turn away and reject Jesus.

If a person comes to Jesus and believes in Him, Jesus promises that they will not suffer rejection. He says, “I will in no wise [that is, in no case whatsoever] cast them out.” Jesus is the key. He is our ticket, if you will. It is He who puts us in favor, in right standing with God. Coming to Jesus is our choice, but once we come, there is nothing on Earth — or in Heaven or Hell — that will cause us to be cast out.

Are you ready to come and believe in Jesus Christ today? He is the only source of eternal life and the source of fulfillment in this life. And all you have to do is come and believe. Here is how:

1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” In fact, I am the chief of sinners, so don’t think that you’re alone.

2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please e-mail me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

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