Scripture:   John (NIV) 6:57   Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.  

58  This is the bread that came down from haven.  Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”

Observation:   Jesus laid down His life as God the Son to live on earth as the son of man.  While here, he lived his life as an expression of the life of the Father.  In the same way, His followers are to lay down their own lives and live on this earth as an expression of the life of Jesus.  The same Holy Spirit who led Jesus to be an expression of His Father, helps me to be an expression of the life of Jesus. 

Application:  What a magnificent challenge—to live my life as Jesus would live it.  It would be impossible, except that God has placed His Holy Spirit within me to help me.  The Holy Spirit directs me in how to live like Jesus.  Once I have set my will to do as the Spirit directs, I find that He also empowers or enables me to carry through. 

Prayer:   Holy Spirit, the challenge to be like Jesus is too much for me, but not for you!  May my ear be always tuned in to hear your voice and may I step out in faith to obey, knowing you will be faithful to help me.  Amen 

Pastor Leon
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