Are You Hungry? (May 10)

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May 10

Are You Hungry?

Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 68:7-18 | 1 Samuel 8:1-9:27 | John 6:22-42 | Proverbs 14:34-35

Today’s Scripture Focus:  John 6:22-42

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” (John 6:35 TNIV).   

Bread: The staple of life; the most basic source of nourishment that sustains life. Jesus points to himself as the bread of life. He is the source of spiritual nourishment and life eternal.

Within each of us is a deep hunger. A hunger to know God and find our spiritual hunger filled; a spiritual thirst for something eternal. Jesus comes as God in human flesh to bring the life abundant and eternal we truly seek.

We often fill ourselves with junk food that does not truly satisfy. We seek to fill the hunger within through possessions, through pleasure, through power or one of the many other substitutes vying for our attention. But Jesus is the only “staple of life”; the only one who can truly satisfy our spiritual hunger.

How do we enter into this life eternal—life lived to the full here and in eternity? We enter in by faith. He invites us to come follow and we trust him and follow the call into the adventure of faith.

Come eat the bread of life.  Find the satisfaction to your deep spiritual hunger. Come drink the living water. Find your spiritual thirst quenched by the life that is eternal.

As the deer pants for the water, so my soul pants after you O God. Fill me with the bread of life and with living water. Amen.

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About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.
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