Tuesday, February 3, 2009


February 1, 2009

The life of Jesus. Read Today: Disciples question Jesus; John 4:27-38

This was supposed to be written on Superbowl Sunday but I got a day or two behind (again). Superbowl is a unique American Holiday centered around a religion called Football (or for those outside the US - American Football - not soccer as we call it).

One of the things that we do so well on that one Sunday each year is eat. Churches in my area see it as a chance to bring people in, feed them and tell them about Jesus while watching the game.

The thing about food is it makes you hungry. Jesus once made a bold statement about eating when His disciples urged Him to eat.

John 4:32 ESV
32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”

He did not have food. He had sent the disciples to get some. The food that he refers to is the salvation of souls. For Jesus, leading people to know about God was more important than food.

Next time you may have a big sporting event, don't waste it. Bring people in, feed them, and then tell them about God.

Read for tomorrow: Samaritans come to Jesus 4:39-42