I Am the Bread of Life
Basic Theme: Lent is “season” in our faith that leads us to Easter. The purpose of Lent is to be a season of fasting, self-denial, Christian growth, penitence, conversion, and simplicity. Lent, which comes from the Teutonic (Germanic) word for springtime, can be viewed as a spiritual spring cleaning: a time for taking spiritual inventory and then cleaning out those things which hinder our corporate and personal relationships with Jesus Christ and our service to him. Lent is a time to acknowledge who God is and who we are in Jesus Christ. The “I Am” is our reason for being.
Sermon Snapshot: When Jesus Christ said to the disciples, “I am the bread of life,” he was communicating that receiving God and believing in the one sent is the only thing that will satisfy the hunger we all have for truth and love. Just as bread nourishes our physical bodies, Jesus Christ nourishes our souls.
So What? Do you have a hunger that remains unsatisfied? What will it take for you to receive the bread of life that is offered to you so that you hunger no more?