福音 JN 6：24-35
So they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?”
So they said to him, “What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you?
So Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you,
对食物的热爱| 烤宽面条| 食物永远不会持久| 面包得到注意| 寻找耶稣| 永远持续的食物
Who here has ever walked into a kitchen and smelled something cooking and had their stomachs growl? (ask what the kids smelled) The other day I walked outside my favorite local bakery, Bread & Cie, and the delicious smells almost pulled me inside!
Who here has a favorite meal that they always love to eat? (ask the kids for their answers) In my case that is an easy answer……Lasagna.
大面条。 我自己的自制酱。 巴马干酪，莫扎里拉奶酪和意大利乳清干酪。 扔了很多额外的茴香。新鲜菠菜的层层煮熟。男人 - 它只是让我的嘴水想着它。
因此，当我们想到我们渴望的东西时，明显的答案总是食物。 每隔几个小时我们就想吃 东西. If you are rich, you still get hungry at meal times. And I’ve read of people who are very, very poor, where hunger is described like an ache in their belly that never goes away.
Regardless, hunger for food is a constant in each and everyone of your lives. And no matter how much we eat at any meal, it never lasts. We always long for more to eat.
This is really what Jesus wants from us. He wants our attention. He wants us to be looking for Him. But this search should not be something that happens and when we find Jesus, we move on to the next thing. Jesus wants us to 饥饿 为了他和他的话。 他希望我们在肚子里有这种疼痛，以便更多地了解他的教导。 就像饭后一样，我们可能会在短时间内感到满意，我们知道我们很快就会再次感到饥饿。 真的，如果我吃了烤宽面条之后，我会永远满满 - 再也不会饿了，真是太可怕了？
We should think of Jesus’ teachings a bit like this. Every lesson we learn about His word, we might have our spiritual hunger satisfied for a short time. Hopefully, after Church, you think about the teachings a bit and let it percolate in your brain. Hopefully – sometimes it gives you a few “ah-ha” moments where it brings you closer to a better understanding of your faith. But what Jesus wants is that we are hungry for His word the next time we go to church. And the next time we learn more about God. And the next. and the next. There is so much to learn from the Word of God, that we can never be filled.
那么耶稣所说的最后一句话我们能做些什么呢？ “我是生命的粮; 谁来到我身边永远不会饥饿，任何相信我的人永远不会渴望。“
与饥饿的食物和对学习的渴望不同，耶稣正在谈论这个问题 大洞 in our lives. The hunger and the thirst in each of us that only the divine God can fill it. This hole is where we need God to dwell personally with us. This is where we hunger for meaning for our lives and thirst for a connection to something bigger than our lives. This something is God – Jesus, God in human form. He is the bread of life, whose sacrifice for our sins gives eternal meaning to our lives and provides us with a personal connection with the Father. Jesus is the answer to filling this emptiness that we hunger and thirst for.