Our Speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Donnie Patten of Emmaus Bible College. His message was based on John 6: 22-51 and centered on the meaning of Jesus as the Bread of Life. These passages speak of Jesus' ability to get to the real issue of people's unbelief or lack of faith; the Holy Spirit's work in drawing people to Christ; and the tremendous security of the believer of Christ.
Verses 25-34 was a message to unbelievers :
..Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for the meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed... This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent...Verses 35-42 was addressed to the Jews :
...Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread form heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world...I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst...And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day...Verses 43-51 was addressed for us today:
...No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day...Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life...This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Mr Patten's full, excellent message is available on DVD.
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Our Special Guest during the evening Fellowship Supper was
Mr Honza Kuklinek.
Mr Kuklinek is the leader of the Education programs for the "Josiah Venture" Their goal is supporting and equipping Christian Leaders in the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe. Did you know that 90% of Czechs are atheists?!! Brothers and Sisters, let us get on our knees before the Lord that He may send labourers in this vast field.