Daily Bible Reading “I Am the Bread of Life” (John 6:35)

I Am the Bread of Life

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from John 6:35, 6:48-51.

“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst” (John 6:35).

In this Scripture, Jesus says that He is the bread of life. When we think of bread we think of food or nourishment. We may think about the manna that was sent to the children of Israel in the desert to fulfill their physical needs in the book of Exodus.

Jesus says those who come to Him will never hunger. He’s not speaking in the physical sense, but in a spiritual sense. Have you ever felt hungry in your soul? Have you ever felt empty? Have you ever felt that you needed to be filled up? Jesus is the one who can satisfy that longing in our spirits to be filled.

When we take communion we use bread or crackers, usually unleavened bread, to represent the body of Christ. In John 6:51, Jesus says, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

In this Scripture Jesus tells us that He is speaking of His body when He says, “I am the bread of life.” He gives us a promise saying those who eat of this bread will live forever. He refers to His death on the cross when He says that the bread is His flesh, which He will give for the life of the world.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

John 6:35, 6:48-51

35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

 

48 I am that bread of life.

49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.

50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

 

Things to think about:

  • How does the bread represent the body of Christ?
  • How can we partake of this living bread?
  • What are the results of partaking of the living bread?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture where we learn that the bread represents the body of Christ. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, into this world to sacrifice His body for our sins. Help us to accept this sacrifice as payment for our sins. Help us to tell others about the beautiful sacrifice that Jesus made for us all. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse for Journaling or Memorization:

he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

– John 6:35

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Daily Bible Reading “I Am the Good Shepherd” (John 10:11-16)

I Am the Good Shepherd

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from John 10:11-16.

“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” (John 10:11).

In this Scripture, Jesus refers to himself as the good shepherd who gives his life for the sheep. He compares himself to a hireling, one who is hired to work in the field and tend the sheep. He states that when a wolf comes to try to attack the sheep a hireling will not defend the sheep, but will flee and the wolf will catch the sheep.

The hireling will flee, because he doesn’t care for the sheep. Jesus, on the other hand, as the good shepherd, knows His sheep and they know Him. He cares for the sheep and watches over them and protects them.

Jesus declares that the Father knows Him and He knows the Father. He says He lays down His life for the sheep. He says He has more sheep which are not of this fold, but He will call them and they will hear His voice and come to Him. There will be one fold and one shepherd.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

John 10:11-16

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

 

Things to think about:

  • Why does Jesus call Himself the Good Shepherd?
  • How does Jesus compare to a hired hand?
  • What does Jesus say about the Father?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture where Jesus declares that He is the Good Shepherd. Thank You for sending Him into this world. Thank You for using Him to lead, guide and direct us. Thank You that He watches over us and protects us from the enemy. Help us to honor Him as the Good Shepherd. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse for Journaling and Memorization:

 

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Daily Bible Reading “I Am the Door” (John 10:1-10)

I Am the Door

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from John 1:1-10.

“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture” (John 10:9).

In this Scripture, Jesus tells a parable saying He is the door and those who enter by Him will be saved. He declares that those who don’t enter by the door into the sheepfold are thieves and robbers. Those who enter by the door are the shepherds of the sheep. The sheep hear the voice of their shepherd. He calls his sheep by name and leads them.

The sheep follow their shepherd because they know his voice. They won’t follow strangers because they don’t recognize their voices. In fact, they will flee from strangers. In verse seven Jesus tells them, “I am the door of the sheep.” He says all those who came before Him were thieves and robbers. The sheep didn’t hear them because they didn’t know their voices.

Jesus warns them saying that the thief comes to kill, steal and destroy. Then, He comforts them by saying, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” We are to beware of the thief and listen for the voice of Jesus who calls us to enter the door to eternal life.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

John 10:1-10

1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

 

Things to think about:

  • What is a door’s purpose?
  • How does the Shepherd lead His sheep?
  • How do sheep react to strangers?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture where we learn that Jesus is the door of the sheep. Help the sheep to hear His voice and follow Him. Help us not to listen to any other voice but His. Help us to have the abundant life that Jesus died to give us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse for Journaling or Memorization:

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Daily Bible Reading “I Am the Way” (John 14:6)

I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from John 14:6. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

In this Scripture, Jesus is talking to the disciples and trying to explain to them that He is the only way to salvation. Because of our sinful nature, there is no other way for us to have fellowship with the Father, but through accepting Jesus as our Savior.

God sent Jesus into this world to prepare a way for us. He died on the cross so we could be saved from our sins and have eternal life. Some people may try other ways to get to heaven, but Jesus is the only way. Even sadder is the fact that some people don’t believe there is a heaven. There are no other choices but heaven and hell when we die; salvation or damnation. Which do you choose?

We can’t be good enough or do enough good deeds to deserve forgiveness. We can only be forgiven for our sins by receiving Jesus as our Savior. He took the wrath of our sins when He died on the cross. There is no other person who can open the doorway to heaven for us.

Jesus was God’s messenger. God sent Him into the world to live and die. He was the sacrifice for our sins. He went to heaven after His death to intercede with the Father for us and to prepare a place for us so when we die we can spend eternity with Him and God the Father.

We can’t pray to anyone else to receive the forgiveness only He can give. It’s like traveling down a one way street. There is only one way to go. He is the way. He is the truth. He is the only way for us to receive eternal life.

 

Things to think about:

  • What are some of the ways that people try to earn their way to heaven?
  • What are some of the other “gods” that people think can usher them into heaven?
  • Since Jesus is the only way, have you made things right with Him in your heart?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for providing the way for us through Your Son, Jesus. Thank You for this Scripture that reminds us that He is the way, the truth and the life. Help those who don’t know Him yet as their personal Savior to find their way to Him. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse for Journaling and Memorization:

 

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I AM: Jesus, the Son of God is the thirty-third book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book contains ten Daily Bible Reading lessons. Each lesson consists of a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scripture, a few questions for consideration or discussion, a prayer, and a Bible Verse to journal or memorize. This book is great as a personal devotional or a group Bible Study. Get your copy today. You will be glad you did.

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Daily Bible Reading “I Am the True Vine” (John 15:1-11)

I Am the True Vine

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from John 15:1-11. “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5).

In this Scripture Jesus is telling His disciples the parable of the vine. He tells them He is the true vine, and His Father is the husbandman (gardener, vinedresser). Believers are considered to be the “branches.” Branches in Him which don’t bear fruit He cuts off. Branches that bear fruit, He prunes, so they will bear more fruit. There are many references to the word “fruit” in the Bible. As believers we are expected to bear fruit for the Lord.

One of the references to “fruit” is the fruit of the SpiritGalatians 5:22-23 says,But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” This is what we should produce if we are abiding in the vine.

Ephesians 5:9 and 10 says, “For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth; Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. You are clean through the Word I have spoken to you.” This is why it is important for us to study the Bible so we will know the Word. It will purify our hearts and lives so we can produce good fruit.

Jesus says, “Abide in me, and I in you. Just as the branch can’t bear fruit by itself, it must abide in the vine, and so it is for us we have to abide in Him. If you don’t abide in me, you will be like a branch that withers and is cut off and burned in the fire.”

Think of this parable as if you had a vine growing in your yard and there are branches coming off the main vine. As the gardener, you cut off the branches that are dead and prune the branches that are producing fruit so they will produce more fruit.

In this parable, God the Father is the gardener, Jesus is the main vine, and as Christians we are the branches. First Corinthians 3:11 says, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”  In John 15: 7 Jesus says, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” What do you think the word abide means? Maybe it means to stay close, or continue in Him.

Jesus tells the disciples, His Father will be glorified, and they will bear much fruit; and they will be His disciples. He says, “Just as the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue in my love.” He wants us to come to Him, worship Him and pray to Him. Jesus tells them in the same way He loves His Father and keeps His commandments; we too should keep His commandments and abide in His love. He tells them, “These things I have told you, that my joy will remain in you, and that your joy will be full.”

 

Daily Bible Reading:

John 15:1-11

1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

 

Things to think about:

  • What do you do to the dead branches on your vines?
  • As Christians why should we abide in Jesus?
  • In this Scripture, who is the gardener?
  • What does this Scripture say will happen if we don’t bear fruit?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for Your Son, Jesus, who in this parable is the true vine. As Christians we are the branches, thank You that He is our source of strength and provision. Help us to abide in Him so our joy might be full. Help us to produce good fruit. In Jesus’ name, we pray. We love You, LORD. Amen.

 

Bible Verse for Journaling and Memorization:

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

– John 15:5

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I AM: Jesus, the Son of God is the thirty-third book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book contains ten Daily Bible Reading lessons. Each lesson consists of a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scripture, a few questions for consideration or discussion, a prayer, and a Bible Verse to journal or memorize. This book is great as a personal devotional or a group Bible Study. Get your copy today. You will be glad you did.

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