John 6:41-59 – Living Bread

John 6:41-59 – Living Bread

I wrote this poem and recited it as part of our final sermon on Bread in John 6!  During the All-Age service that day we also made and baked (flat) bread which we used for communion.

Unfortunately at present there is no audio.  

If you would like to reuse this poem please ask me first.  Please do not reproduce it without permission.

I am the bread of heaven, we heard him say
Who does this Jesus think he is anyway?
Isn’t he just Joseph’s son? How can he claim to be the one,
Who down to earth from heaven has come? Continue reading “John 6:41-59 – Living Bread”

John 6:22-40 – Heavenly Bread

John 6:22-40 – Heavenly Bread

Who enjoyed the banana bread last week? Who would like another piece now? I promise it hasn’t been sitting here since last week, it’s freshly baked. How just like the crowds in John 6 you are! You’ve had your fill of bread and now you want more!

Last week, in the start of John 6 we saw Jesus feed a crowd of five thousand or more people with just five loaves and two fish by the Sea of Galilee. Today’s passage picks up the action the next day. Presumably some of the crowd went home, or found somewhere to stay but it seems many of them just camped out beside the sea. When they wake up in the morning, they’re surprised to see that Jesus has disappeared. There had only been one boat there the day before and they’d watched Jesus pack his disciples on it, before he went up the mountain to pray. Now he’s gone! Eventually they find him in Capernaum hanging with his disciples. Understandably their initial question is, ‘Rabbi, when did you get here?’ and probably just as importantly how? John’s helpfully told us how. In the passage we’ve skipped over, between last week and this week we discover Jesus walked across the Sea of Galilee, as you do if you’re the Son of God. Continue reading “John 6:22-40 – Heavenly Bread”

John 6:1-15 – Daily Bread

John 6:1-15 – Daily Bread

Sarah and I both enjoy cooking. But one of our worst experiences was agreeing to cook for the youth group camp in our first year at St. Thomas’. Cooking itself wasn’t such a bad decision. But doing so with twins who were about 18 months old at the time was. Plus we’d also agreed to be ‘camp parents’. Plus I’d somehow ended up doing all the talks for the weekend. Which meant there was really only ever one of us in the kitchen. The worst part was that we’d foolishly decided to make three different kinds of pasta and two desserts for their formal dinner. It was a big weekend! Continue reading “John 6:1-15 – Daily Bread”