Contributed on May 2, 2022
When we focus only upon temporal physical and superficial longings – represented by physical bread – we neglect our eternal deep spiritual needs, represented by spiritual bread, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
I Am the Bread of Life (John 6:35-51) 1. Most writers know not to use mixed metaphors. Here are some examples: 1. She was a couch potato in the gravy boat of life, flopping dejectedly on the sofa. 2. All at once he was alone in this noisy hive with no place to roost. 3. The little boat gently ...read more
Contributed on May 9, 2022
Light without the heavenly Source of Light is inadequate to illumine eternally. Only Jesus brings us the limitless light of God.
Jesus, Light of the World (John 8:12-26) 1. We would like to wish our mom’s a Happy Mother’s Day. CNN, "The typical [stay at home] mother puts in a 92-hour work week… and works at least 10 jobs. In order of hours spent on them per week, these are: housekeeper, day-care center teacher, cook, ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2022
Jesus is like a gate or a door to a sheep pen; He protects His flock and regulates them so they can thrive.
Jesus, Gateway to Meaningful Life John 10:7-10, Psalm 118:19-26, Jeremiah 23:1-6 1 Jesus often referred to symbols that teach something about him, The 7 I Am statements from John’s Gospel are metaphors, saying Jesus is something, meaning that, in some way, He is like something. 2. Two of these ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2022
Jesus is not just a good shepherd, He is The Good Shepherd.
The Lamb Who Is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11-18, 27-30) 1. Two people were watching a man drive a herd of sheep through the main street of a small town. “I thought shepherds led sheep. I didn’t know they drove them with a whip.” “They do,” the other fellow remarked. “That’s not a shepherd. That’s ...read more
Contributed on May 31, 2022
If you personally know Jesus Christ, you have eternal life now and bodily resurrection promised in the future.
I Am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:1-45, esp. 11:25-27) We have all been shocked by the shooting at an elementary school in Texas. We cannot imagine how anyone could be so evil. At the same time, never has the promise of eternal life and resurrection been so dear to those who lost ...read more
Contributed on Jun 6, 2022
Although we should be concerned about how we live in this life, the most important concern is the way to God and thus heaven; Jesus is that way.
Jesus is the Way (John 14:1-11) 1. Misunderstandings happen all the time. Here are some: My toddler was about to hit her head on a bar at the playground, so I told her to duck. She quacked at me and then hit her head. A guy ran into a service station and said he needed some 710. They had no ...read more
Contributed on Jun 13, 2022
Jesus was preparing His disciples for His departure, having promised the Holy Spirit to minister in His stead; He now describes how His disciples can relate to Him, even though He is no longer physically present.
I Am the True Vine John 15:1-11 1. A lot of flowers are in bloom right now. Florists make a fiving marketing them. Man, to florist: ‘I'd like a bunch of flowers, please.” Florist: “Certainly, sir. What flowers would you like?” Man: “Err ... I'm not sure ... Ummm ..” Florist: “Let me help ...read more