Sermons tagged with ‘Bread of Life’

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Who can listen to it?

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Who can listen to it?

At the end of the Bread of Life discourse in John 6, his disciples abandon him. Not because the road is hard, but because Jesus told them the truth. We want to be more effective. Jesus would rather be honest. Proper 16B  | John 6:56-69 You’ve heard of reverse psychology. It’s a simple idea that […]

Does Jesus Jump the Shark?

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Does Jesus Jump the Shark?

Sometimes the problem isn’t whether to read the Bible literally or metaphorically. It’s the asking us to pick which distorts the point. Jesus gets gross with the bread of life. Proper 15B  | John 6:51-58 To be honest, I don’t actually remember the episode. It was so long ago, but I’m sure I’ve seen it. […]

(In)tangible

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(In)tangible

In the Bread of Life discourse, Jesus seeks to teach his followers about God, but they keep missing the point. Just like we do. Jesus shows us how our worry and fear keeps us from the truth. Proper 14B  |  John 6:35, 41-51 It starts with a sign. The hungry masses are fed with a […]

Afflicting the comfortable

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Proper 16B

how an act of division brings restoration Proper 16B  /  John  6:56-69 For all the struggle and confusion and offense we take, with one another, we aren’t called to perfection or to be a church that makes everybody feel good all the time. We’re called to be at least a little uncomfortable because we need […]