Saturday, February 29, 2020


About Me

Minimize
The Rev Andries Combrink is a Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa. 
To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

Devotions and more

Minimize
 
"It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"  Matthew 4: 4. 

Search

Minimize

Latest Entries

Minimize
Nov 18

Written by: Andries
Monday, November 18, 2013 3:26:31 AM  RssIcon

 In John 6 we are told that many followers of Jesus left him.  His claims of being the “One that came from heaven”, of being the Bread of life and that those who did not eat of his flesh and drink of his blood could not be his followers, were simply too much for them.

Jesus asked for a complete and total commitment to himself. His followers could not even comprehend such dedication and left him.  This is the reason why Jesus asked the “twelve” in John 6: 67 and 68 an important question - “Do you want to go away as well?”

The image is clear.  Just as bread sustains physical life, so does Jesus Christ sustain eternal life. Just as God once saved his people from starvation in the dessert by giving them manna, so in Jesus Christ, God saves his people from eternal death.  In both cases what is necessary for life to be sustained, is a gift from God.
Jesus Christ alone gives life. And all of this is still true today.
 
Verse 67 - 69:  Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

While many today abandon the call to follow Christ as their first love and first priority, do you too want to leave his service and stop following him, because he asks too much of you? 

And if you decide to go away – where would you go, and what bread would you have to eat?

Tags:
Categories:

Your name:
Gravatar Preview
Your email:
(Optional) Email used only to show Gravatar.
Your website:
Title:
Comment:
Security Code
CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above in the box below
Add Comment   Cancel 

List of more recent Posts

Minimize
Ash Wednesday, Lent and remembrance and penitence!
The love of Jesus Christ has transforming powers.
Every godly act starts and ends with love
A challenging year calls for trustworthiness.
Ministry challenged in 2020.
Feast of Epiphany: Christ is revealed to all peoples
Merry Christmas: Celebrate Jesus Christ.
Self-giving love drives every other mission.
Real joy comes from a Child with divine power.
Proclaim the Prince of Peace.
We hope, because God promised redemption.
Celebrate Christ the King.
Celebrating the Reformation, October 2019.
Missional church part 4. Doing the extraordinary!
Sick and tired of being sick and tired!
Specialists in trivialities make colossal mistakes
Old and New Testament commandments: to LOVE!
Is it a sin to feel miserable and despondent?

Collection of Posts per Month

Minimize
Archive
<February 2020>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
1234567
Monthly
February, 2020 (4)
January, 2020 (4)
December, 2019 (4)
November, 2019 (3)
October, 2019 (5)
September, 2019 (4)
August, 2019 (3)
July, 2019 (2)
June, 2019 (2)
May, 2019 (6)
April, 2019 (3)
March, 2019 (3)
February, 2019 (4)
January, 2019 (2)
December, 2018 (2)
November, 2018 (1)
October, 2018 (5)
September, 2018 (5)
August, 2018 (4)
July, 2018 (4)
June, 2018 (5)
May, 2018 (4)
April, 2018 (4)
March, 2018 (3)
February, 2018 (2)
January, 2018 (4)
December, 2017 (2)
November, 2017 (3)
October, 2017 (5)
September, 2017 (2)
August, 2017 (4)
July, 2017 (4)
June, 2017 (3)
May, 2017 (2)
April, 2017 (3)
March, 2017 (4)
February, 2017 (4)
January, 2017 (1)
December, 2016 (1)
November, 2016 (2)
October, 2016 (2)
September, 2016 (2)
August, 2016 (4)
July, 2016 (3)
June, 2016 (2)
May, 2016 (2)
April, 2016 (2)
March, 2016 (1)
February, 2016 (1)
January, 2016 (3)
December, 2015 (3)
November, 2015 (3)
October, 2015 (1)
September, 2015 (2)
August, 2015 (4)
July, 2015 (2)
June, 2015 (2)
May, 2015 (2)
April, 2015 (1)
March, 2015 (3)
February, 2015 (3)
January, 2015 (4)
December, 2014 (2)
November, 2014 (3)
October, 2014 (3)
September, 2014 (1)
August, 2014 (4)
July, 2014 (1)
June, 2014 (5)
May, 2014 (7)
April, 2014 (3)
March, 2014 (2)
February, 2014 (5)
January, 2014 (3)
December, 2013 (6)
November, 2013 (4)
October, 2013 (3)
August, 2013 (8)
July, 2013 (10)
June, 2013 (5)
April, 2013 (1)
March, 2013 (7)
February, 2013 (5)
January, 2013 (4)
Pastoral Copyright 2010 - Hosted and Created by DWS