John 6v63 “The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”
Jesus had been expounding his declaration, “I am the Bread of Life” to explain that as we depend on bread (or other staple foods) for physical life, so Jesus is the staple food for spiritual and eternal life (6v54).
John then records, “Many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” Jesus retorts with the above, “The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” A few verses later, Peter replies, “You have the words of eternal life.”
This Sunday is our “New Testament Day”. Starting at 6am, we as a church are going to read the New Testament from Matthew to Revelation. We expect to finish at 12 midnight. “That’s crazy” some might say, or “I don’t have time for that”. But, Jesus said his words are spirit and life, and this is a time for feasting on those words. The Word of God is powerful (Hebrews 4v12 ), and it is the piece of armour we fight with (Ephesians 6v17 ): as we speak out God’s Word it has effect in our lives and in the spiritual realms. We are planning to declare the truth of God.
We have faith that as we do so, God will change things in our lives, in the life of the church and in our community.
With much blessing,