SERMON: "FLESH AND BLOOD"
Dr. Gordon Dabbs
John 6.53-60 (ESV) So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not as the fathers ate and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever." Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.
John 6.66 (ESV) . . . Many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.
Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
Life is found in Jesus.
The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is our salvation – it is the Gospel Grid that saves and sustains all who plug in and stay connected to it.
Luke 22.19-21 (ESV) And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”
1 Corinthians 10.16-17 (ESV) The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
The Lord’s Supper is a tangible way for us to experience fellowship with Jesus, be nourished by him, and to find our lives in his life.