You are what you eat Sunday August 26, Proper 16, 2012


You are what you eat?

John 6:58

Object: bring a scone and banjo

Good morning as you heard my name is Dexter, I was wondering who was here last week? Does anyone remember the word Carolyn taught us last week? Adapt (willingness to adjust one attitude based on the present situation)

This week I want to teach you a new word which is the word symbol? Does anyone know what the word symbol means?

Word: a symbol is where we take an every day object and attach a meaning to it.

This morning I stopped at one of my favorite bakeries Cobbs to buy a scone because they make everything fresh and yummy. Now I’m going to pass it around for you to smell, now you have to promise not to eat on me.

Who here has a favourite baked food, you like to eat?

In this morning gospels reading in John 6:58, it says

This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.”

Here John describes Jesus as bread from heaven, its kind of a funny way to describe someone, to say they remind you of food.

 

John here is taking an everyday object and attaching a spiritual meaning to it.

 

What is an activity you really enjoy doing and you tons of fun doing?

 

Those are great and wonderful things to do, one could say those activities feeds your soul. Which is what John was trying to say Jesus is the bread from Heaven that feeds our soul.

 

Do you ever think of church in that way as a place that feeds your our soul?

 

There are many activities that we do at church that feeds our soul, like worship, church school, bell choir and other activities in which you can participate.

 

This morning I brought something that feeds my soul, a musical instrument?

Does anyone know what kind of instrument is in this case? a banjo, that right.

 

I thought I would play a little tune for you.

 

Close in prayer.

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