Bear Fruit: The Mystery of Eating
Topic: Biblical Passage: Isaiah 5:1–5:2
Luke 9:53–56 (NKJV)But they (the Samaritan village) did not receive Him, because Hisface was set for the journey to Jerusalem. 54 And when His disciplesJames and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us tocommand fire to come down from heaven and consume them, justas Elijah did?”But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went to another village.
Psalm 19:1–2 (ESV)The heavens declare the glory of God,and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.1Day to day pours out speech,2and night to night reveals knowledge.
Ephesians 2:19–21 (ESV)So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
Ephesians 5:31–32 (ESV)“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.
John 6:32–35 (ESV)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 givesyou the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he whocomes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They saidto him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”32Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me 35shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
A.cts out Hope
Isaiah 55:1–2 (ESV)55 “Come, everyone who thirsts,come to the waters;and he who has no money,come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milkwithout money and without price.Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,and delight yourselves in rich food.
Acts out Hope
Isaiah 25:6–8 (ESV)On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations.He will swallow up death forever;and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.
Revelation 21:3–4 (ESV)And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, thedwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and theywill be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Teaches us about Community
Acts 2:44–46 (ESV)And all who believed were together and had all things in common.And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,
A. THINK on THESE THINGS
B. BECOME PART OF A MISSIONAL COMMUNITY