Speaker: Pastor Ty Neal
Date: March 04, 2018
Everyone wants their life to "count." We want our lives to matter. Think about it; we make lots of sacrifices to make a living, pursue that significant other, potentially have some kids and make our mark in this life. There seems to be a lot of blood, sweat, and tears involved. But how do we measure our success? How can we know that we are living a life that will make a difference? What if all the "ladder climbing" we've done in life has been pointless because our ladder has been on the wrong wall? Good news for you, there is a way you can know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that your life can have significance! You can live a life worth living! How? Join us for our new series this January - Life Worth Living.
Title Daily Bread
Matthew 6:9-10 - 9Pray then like this: "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come, your will be done,on earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6:11 - 11 Give us this day our daily bread,
James 1:17 - 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Colossians 1:16-17 - 16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
1 Timothy 5:8 - 8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 6:8-10 - 8But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
Quote- I wish everyone could experience being rich and famous, so they'd see it wasn't the answer to anything. - Jim Carrey
Proverbs 30:7-9 - 7 Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die: 8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, 9 lest I be full and deny you and say, "Who is the Lord?" or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.
Matthew 6:11-11 Give us this day our daily bread,
Matthew 6:25-34- 25"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Quote - “Fear is a legitimate response to an immediate danger, anxiety is an exaggerated re- sponse to a perceived danger”. Tim Fraiser
Quote - “We need to pray for our daily bread not because we’re worried about where our next meal might come from, but because we’re not”. Tim Chester
Matthew 6:11-11 Give us this day our daily bread,
John 6:31-34- 31Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" 32Jesus 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.33For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." 34They said to him, "Sir, give us this bread always."
John 6:35-40- 35Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.36But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe.37All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.40For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."
John 6:47-51- 47Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life. 49Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."
John 6:53-58- 53So 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. 54Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. 57As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever."
1 Corinthians 11:27-29- 27Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself.
God of All Good
We praise you for this reminder of the finished work of Christ.
Teach us to see in it Your loving purposes and the joy and strength of our souls.
You have prepared for us a feast; and though we are unworthy to sit down as Your guests, we wholly rest on the
merits of Jesus, and hide ourselves beneath his right- eousness.
When we hear His tender invitation here, and see His wondrous grace, we cannot hes- itate but must come to
You in love.
By Your Spirit enliven our faith rightly to discern and spiritually to apprehend the Savior.
While we gaze upon the emblems of our Savior’s death, may we ponder why He died, and hear Him say,
"I gave my life to purchase yours,
presented myself an offering to expiate your sin, shed my blood to blot out your guilt,
opened my side to make you clean,endured your curses to set you free,
bore your condemnation to satisfy divine justice.”
O may we rightly grasp the breadth and length of this design, draw near, obey extend the hand, take the bread,
receive the cup, eat and drink, testify before all men that we do for ourselves, gladly, in faith, reverence and love,
receive our Lord, to be our life, strength, nourishment, joy, and delight.
In the supper we remember His eternal love, boundless grace, infinite compassion, agony, cross, redemption,
and receive assurance of pardon, adoption, life, and glory.
As the outward elements nourish our bodies, so may Your indwelling Spirit invigorate our souls, until that day
when we hunger and thirst no more, and sit with Jesus at his heavenly feast. (adapted from The Valley of Vision)
1 Corinthians 11:23-24- 23For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
1 Corinthians 11:25-26- 25In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." 26For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread,and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.
[For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.]"