John 6:30-32 (KJV)
They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?
Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
John chapter six demonstrates the challenge every preacher has when communicating with people who claim to be followers of Christ but are carnal in nature. They wanted to speak about earthly/”relevant” things. Jesus was speaking about heavenly/eternal things.
Jesus’ tactic was to refuse to bow to their level. He kept the message on the:
This is exactly what the man of God must do.
The result was that there was a dramatic thinning of followers. By the time the chapter is finished only the twelve remained (and one of them was a devil). Though we all desire to win as many to Christ as we can, we must remember that our job is not to assemble a crowd but to gather those who cannot leave because they know we have the words of eternal life.
Give them those words or else have no ministry at all.
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John 6:30-32 (KJV) Preach Eternal Messages
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