Jesus Is Better
25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”
28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?”
29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you BELIEVE in him whom he has sent.”
IF BELIEVING & FOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST DOESN’T COST YOU ANYTHING, ITS BECAUSE YOU’VE BOUGHT INTO ‘AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY.’ – PAUL WASHER
YOU CANNOT BE CHRIST’S SERVANT IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO FOLLOW HIM, CROSS AND ALL. WHAT DO YOU CRAVE? A CROWN? THEN IT MUST BE A CROWN OF THORNS IF YOU ARE TO BE LIKE HIM. DO YOU WANT TO BE LIFTED UP? SO YOU SHALL, BUT IT WILL BE UPON A CROSS – CHARLES SPURGEON
YOU SHOULD FOLLOW JESUS SO FULLY, SO INTESELY, SO ENDURINGLY THAT ALL OTHER ATTACHMENTS IN YOUR LIFE LOOK WEAK BY COMPARISON – TIMOTHY KELLER
30 So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform?
WE LOOK FOR IMMEDIATE RESULTS….GOD LOOKS FOR ETERNAL IMPACT
31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”
35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
RELIGION SAYS EARN YOUR LIFE. SECULAR SOCIETY SAYS CREATE YOUR LIFE. JESUS SAYS, ‘MY LIFE FOR YOUR LIFE.
"For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?" (Luke 9:24-25)
MY PRAYER IS THAT PEOPLE WILL SEE THAT FOLLOWING JESUS COSTS YOU EVERYTHING YOU ARE AND EVERYTHING YOU HAVE. AND MY PRAYER IS THAT PEOPLE WILL SEE THAT JESUS IS WORTH IT. – DAVID PLATT
WHEN WE COME TO CHRIST, WE’RE NO LONGER THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THE WORLD TO US; CHRIST IS. INSTEAD OF LIVING ONLY FOR OURSELVES, WE HAVE A HIGHER GOAL: TO LIVE FOR JESUS. – BILLY GRAHAM
JESUS IS BETTER