It’s Gluten Free, Right? | Luke 11:3

It’s Gluten Free, Right? | Luke 11:3

It’s gluten free, right?

What is our daily bread made of?

  • Luke 11:3
  • 13 “Give us each day our daily bread”
  • Ok, that’s it. Thanks for coming! Make sure to tip your ushers on the way out
  • This is by far the shortest verse I have ever spoke on
  • I read this verse and was thinking to myself “this is pretty self-explanatory isn’t it?”
  • I love how God can take seven words and totally change your life with them
  • As I started to dive into the depths of this verse, God started to open my heart to take this verse out of the box that I put it in to what He wanted to say
  • This verse is so much more than a verse about bread
  • It was important enough for the King of the Universe to teach us to incorporate it in our prayers
  • That right there has to say something about this verse
  • As I would like to think this verse is talking about literal bread you buy from the store, it’s not
  • Read Exodus 16
  • 16 They set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the people of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from the land of Egypt. And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
  • Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not. On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.” So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, “At evening you shall know that it was the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against the Lord. For what are we, that you grumble against us?” And Moses said, “When the Lord gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the Lord has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him—what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the Lord.”
  • Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, ‘Come near before the Lord, for he has heard your grumbling.’” 10 And as soon as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11 And the Lord said to Moses, 12 “I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’”
  • POINT ONE: Jesus is our daily bread
  • John 6:32-51
  • 32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”
  • 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
  • 41 So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43 Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me— 46 not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
  • Are you seeing the parallels of these verses where Jesus is speaking to the ones in Exodus?
  • Jesus is flat out saying “I’m the bread of life”
  • Church we need Jesus everyday
  • We need the Word of God – Which is Jesus everyday
  • Matthew 4:4
  • But he answered, “It is written,
  • “‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
  •     but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
  • John 1:1
  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  • John 1:14
  • 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[a] from the Father, full of grace and truth.
  • What these verses did was establish that Jesus is the Word of God made flesh and that He’s also called the bread of life
  • Let’s re-read Luke 11:3
  • 13 “Give us each day our daily bread”
  • Why do you think Jesus would say “each day” and “daily” in this same verse
  • It’s that a little redundant?
  • Remember, this is Jesus teaching us how to pray, it’s not Jesus telling us how He prays
  • He’s giving us not only the words, but in the Holy Spirit’s settle way of mapping out the “why”
  • Everyday Jesus, The Word of God should be brought before our eyes
  • For us to have fulfilling meaningful walks that are full of God’s power and love, we need to be spending time with him daily
  • I can tell you from experience that intentionally getting alone with Jesus daily is an amazing ride
  • Something happens inside you
  • You aren’t caring much about anything that used to make you enjoy life
  • Talk about your 90 days of engaging the Lord
  • POINT TWO: Where there’s life giving resources, there will always be a fight
  • As I was writing this message I was coming under attack by the enemy
  • I can tell you that the enemy doesn’t want us to hear what God is trying to say through this message
  • The enemy is going to try to distract you with just about everything
  • He would literally throw the kitchen sink at you if he could
  • What I found in those 90 days is that our time with God should be an everyday thing
  • It should be the most important thing
  • 1. Daily time with God 2. Breathing
  • That’s how important we should make it
  • When the enemy seeing that you are getting closer to God through an everyday relationship, he will come at you
  • 1 Peter 5:8
  • 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
  • We should be looking out for these attacks, we should have a spidey sense to them
  • The moment where we have gotten closer to God and feeling safe and we let down our defenses where we arent being watchful, that’s when the enemy likes to strike
  • Believe it or not, the enemy isn’t always going after the weak in Christ, he’s an equal opportunity destroyer
  • He will attack when it makes sense
  • The enemy will fight you especially when he knows you need the resource of Jesus everyday
  • He knows it’s life to our walks, our very lives depend on it
  • Let’s put it even simpler – Jesus is life
  • If satan can keep you from Jesus, then he’s done all he can do
  • If you aren’t connected to Jesus, guess what, you aren’t a threat
  • If your life is Chernobyl, you’ve had a nuclear meltdown in your walk and you aren’t reaching out for Jesus afterwards
  • Then you aren’t a threat to the enemy, he can literally walk away and know that you aren’t going to run to the only person that can help you – Jesus
  • You get bitter, you let resentment grow in your heart and you turn your back on God
  • Whatever offences you have are now toxic and I’ve seen these take out many a Christian brothers and sisters a like
  • Instead of trials building their character, they allowed them to make their hearts cold and turned from God
  • Originally I wasn’t going to speak on this, but I feel the Lord was saying that I cannot not speak on the effects of what our walks will turn into if we don’t have an everyday relationship with Jesus
  • Do you want to know why 11 Disciples chose to spread the gospel of Jesus to the world and even gave up their lives for it?
  • Cause they spent time with the Jesus of the bible everyday for 3 years and knew that He was the way, the truth and the life
  • They didn’t let their circumstances stop them from praising God, they counted it joy to go through trials!
  • 1 Peter 4:12-13
  • 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
  • It’s really interesting, I shared this verse on Facebook with a blurb on what the Lord was showing me about trials, and shortly after that I had some trials come and God work them out
  • I gave him glory because instead of complaining and thinking God was against me, I praised God for the trial and stepped back and watched Him go to work on my issue
  • If I didn’t read this verse that day and get built up by Jesus because I chose to spend time with Him, do you think my first reaction to that trial would have been different?
  • Absolutely, Jesus gave me my nourishment. The very thing He knew I would need that day because I was obedient to spending time with Him
  • Now when I say obedient, I’m not saying that out of a place where God commands me to spend time with Him – cause guess what, there’s no such command
  • God isn’t going to force himself on us
  • He wants us to spend time with Him because He knows it’s beneficial for us and because we love Him, we would by our own initiative just want that
  • Let me put it this way
  • Raise your hand if you’re married
  • What if you treated your spouse as you did your walk with Jesus?
  • Just got up one day and didn’t talk to your wife or husband
  • Didn’t make eye contact
  • Didn’t acknowledge them
  • Said, “sorry hun, I just don’t have time for you today”
  • How do you think your marriage would be?
  • Pretty horrible right
  • Let’s take it one step further
  • What if no matter how horrible you treated your spouse, they loved you now matter what and still stayed with you?
  • You see, that’s where we fail
  • God loves us not because we make all the right decisions or are perfect
  • He simply loves us perfectly
  • He’s wants you to love Him because you love Him
  • He displays it everyday
  • He’s not walking out on you, He’s right here, close
  • Luke 11:3
  • 13 “Give us each day our daily bread”
  • Bring up title slide please
  • THIRD AND FINAL POINT: You can’t have it your way
  • The Word of God isn’t McDonalds
  • You don’t get to pick which verses, books, people or sins you want in there and don’t want in there
  • Unless your way is God’s way and lines up with the Word of God, there’s no having it your way!
  • It’s gluten free right? No, it’s got that
  • Does it have to have wheat? Yes, it has to have it
  • Does the old testament have to be in there with all the names and history and laws? Yes! It’s Jesus! It has to be in there!
  • Well I’m a read letter Christian, I only read the read letters of Jesus speaking and follow those…
  • Oh really? Did you know if you were a true “red” letter Christian you would follow all of it because Jesus wrote all of it! That’s a true red letter Christian!
  • You know how easy it is to point out a false teacher of the word of God?
  • It requires two things…
  • Reading the Bible so you know what it says
  • And two reading the bible so you know what it says!
  • If you aren’t getting your time in the word each day and spending that time with God, you are going to fall for any teaching that sounds neat but isn’t biblically accurate
  • You wouldn’t know a wolf if it came up a bit you
  • Believe me, there are wolves
  • When a preacher starts agreeing more and more with the world, there’s a disconnect
  • That person isn’t plumb line with God, they are on the “have it your way” train
  • They are on the “let’s take scripture out of Context” train and use it to bend people to what we think is right and suits our church, our wants, our needs
  • Matthew 24: 3-13
  •  As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
  • “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then many will fall away[a] and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
  • That’s a scary word right?
  • False prophets, earthquakes, people hating each other, sin increasing
  • John 1:17
  • 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ
  • Jesus was sent to do three main things for mankind
  • 1. To fulfill the law – He was born of a virgin, perfect, lived a perfect life no sin in him
  • 2. Save the world from sin – sin was beaten on the cross and put to death for us, one perfect sacrifice
  • 3. To set the example for us to live by
  • He set the record straight
  • He perfectly showed us grace, cause we absolutely need it and He pointed us to truth that His word is true and God is good and His being sent here for us was God’s plan of pointing us to His goodness and grace
  • Jesus is truth – Jesus is the Word – which means the Bible is truth
  • Luke 11:3
  • 13 “Give us each day our daily bread”
  • Give us each day grace and truth – give me Jesus
  • Altar Call

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