Jesus, the Bread of Life (Luke 9:1-17)

The feeding of the five thousand is the only miracle recorded in all four gospels. This sign not only shows us Jesus’ compassion towards the crowds and his divine power to multiply the food, but—like every other miracle Jesus performed—points us to why he was sent into the world. In John’s gospel, speaking to the crowds who had been fed that day, Jesus explains: “For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. . . . I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:33, 35). In this sermon, Pastor Dave explains that it is only by coming to Jesus Christ by faith that we find forgiveness for sin, experience true and lasting joy, and discover abundant life.