New Blog Post: Feeding on Scripture

This Sunday we will reflect on the idea of “eating Jesus” in the context of our sermon series called “Affirming Baptism and Forming Faith.”  In John 6 Jesus calls himself the Bread of Life.  The implication is that we are to feed on him and receive eternal life.  Bread is concrete.  We can see, smell and taste it.  But what does it really look like to “eat” Jesus?  This is harder to explain, and I’m concerned that the sermon doesn’t get to the heart of the matter.  I pray that it will at least set us on the right path.  But I did find a very helpful quote by Eugene Peterson, that I don’t include in the sermon because of time-constraints, but I will offer now for sustenance.  Feast on this: “Christians feed on Scripture.  Holy Scripture nurtures the holy community as food nurtures the human body.  Christians don’t simply learn or study or use Scripture; we assimilate it, take it into our lives in such a way that it gets metabolized into acts of love, cups of cold water, missions into all the world, healing and evangelism and justice in Jesus’ name, hands raised in adoration of the Father, feet washed in company with the Son.”  (Eugene H. Peterson. Eat this Book, 18)

What would happen in our lives, churches and in the world, if we really began to feed on Scripture?

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2 thoughts on “New Blog Post: Feeding on Scripture

  1. I think it would look like this………..

    *James 3:13*

    [True Wisdom Comes from God] If you are wise and understand Gods ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.

    We would be so full of God and the Spirit that we would take on the flavour of what is poured into the vessel.

    1- As we spend time in Prayer we take on the flavour of God

    2- As we spend time in the Word we take on the flavour of God

    3- As we become Others Centered we take on the flavour of God

    4- As we Serve we take on the flavour of God

    5- As we Praise we take on the flavour of God

    6- As we take our mind off our problems and Choose to look at others to lift them up and lighten their burden we take on the flavour of God

    We will not become God but will have Characteristics that Honor Him, and in doing so will communion with him. We will desire and be empowered to do what he has commissioned us to do. We will walk in the Spirit and be empowered because we are aware of the grace that has been extended to us. With out God we could accomplish nothing that would have an eternal effect.

    • Brother Kirk,
      Thank you for sharing these insightul comments. All I can say is “Amen”! This sounds like the beginnings of a sermon! Let me know if you’d ever like to preach it:)
      The Lord bless you, my brother. Thank you for supporting me today and always as I seek to preach God’s Word and embody it for the people–for His honor and glory.
      Brother Leon

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