Family Bible Church weekly message

13 The Bread and Word of Life

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John's purpose is the presentation of Jesus as the Son of God who became the Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world. This is important, for it is only through believing in this truth that man might be saved. Two weeks ago, David led our examination of two more miracles of Jesus - His feeding of the multitude and His walking on the water. Last week, we examined a couple of passages within this context which have been misused to prove God's predestination of certain individuals to salvation. As a summary of that discussion, we saw that it is God who has done the "work" of salvation. By His grace, He has made the way for us to come to Him through faith. "Believing" was not viewed by Christ as a "work." Rather, He viewed it as the responsibility of man to "believe." Additionally, God "desires (thelo) all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth." (1 Tim 2:4) And, it is He "who works all things according to the counsel (boulae) of His will (thelaema)." (Eph 1:11) However, all have si