Back to all

April 7, 2024

The Bread

Sermon Notes

What would it take for Jesus to convince you He is God?

Genesis 1:1 NIV

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

God (in Genesis 1:1) = Elohim.  

Elohim = spiritual beings (i.e., angels, demons, etc)

God has a name. It’s not “god”.

“YHWH” or “Yahweh”

Exodus 3:4 NIV

When the LORD (YHWH) saw that he had gone over to look, God (Elohim) called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” 

And Moses said, “Here I am.”

Exodus 3:5-6 NIV

“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God (Elohim) of your father, the God (Elohim) of Abraham, the God (Elohim) of Isaac and the God (Elohim) of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God (Elohim).

Exodus 3:7 NIV

The Lord (YHWH) said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering."

Exodus 3:13 NIV

Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

Exodus 3:14a NIV

God (Elohim) said to Moses, “I AM (Ehweh) WHO I AM (Ehweh).”

Ehweh = I Will Be (I AM) – (only God can say “Ehweh”)

YHWH = I Am (He is/He will be)

When God calls Himself “Ehweh” it is his way of saying I AM, and will continue to be, with you. It’s a statement about the past, present, and future activity God.

“I AM and WILL continue to be what I AM and will forever be. So, whatever character traits or attributes describe God… He IS that.” – Dr. Tim Mackie

Exodus 3:15b NIV

"This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation."

Exodus 16:2-3 NIV

In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”

Exodus 16:4 NIV

Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.”

Exodus 16:35 NIV

The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan.

John 6:11-13 NIV

Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

John 6:14 NIV

After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”

John 6:15 NIV

Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

Jesus will only be accepted on His own terms.

John 6:26-27 NIV

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

John 6:28-29 NIV

Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

John 6:30-31 NIV

So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”

John 6:32-33 NIV

Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

John 6:34 NIV

“Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”

John 6:35 NIV

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

Jesus means for us to ingest His life and absorb it into our life.

John 6:53-58 NIV

Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”

Because Jesus is the bread of life, I am provided for. 

John 6:40 NIV

“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”


Sundays at 9:00 AM | 11:00 AM | ONLINE

Kingsway Christian Church
7981 E County Road 100 N | Avon, Indiana 46123