• Multiplying Loaves and Fishes Devotional

    John 6:1–14

    Our Lord is gracious and kind, so we should never think that He is hesitant to do good to us. Although God has not promised to give us everything we ask for, He has pledged to meet all our real needs both now and forever. We should therefore not think that He is holding out on us, and we should eagerly go to Him in prayer with all our concerns. View Resource

  • Withdrawing from a Confused Crowd Devotional

    John 6:15

    Jesus will be the Lord and King over us on His terms, not ours. We may not violently try to make Jesus a political ruler, but every time we sin, we are telling Jesus that He will rule over us only insofar as we agree with His law. If we try to have Jesus as our Lord on our terms impenitently, He will not have us as His citizens. And if we know Him as Lord truly, we will repent when we rebel against His reign. View Resource

  • Walking on the Sea of Galilee Devotional

    John 6:16–21

    Jesus calls us His friends (John 15:14–15), and that is a great privilege indeed. However, we dare not forget that Jesus is no ordinary friend. He is the sovereign Lord and Creator of the universe, and although He loves us intimately and walks with us, we must nevertheless remember that we must also bow to Him as Lord. View Resource

  • The Work God Requires Devotional

    John 6:22–29

    John Calvin writes, “Faith brings nothing to God, but, on the contrary, places man before God as empty and poor, that he may be filled with Christ and with his grace.” Faith is something we “do,” but it is not a deed that merits a reward. It is something we can do when our hearts have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, we must each trust in Christ ourselves. The faith of another will not save us. View Resource

  • Jesus the Bread of Life Devotional

    John 6:22–51

    The old English proverb that “bread is the staff of life” is never truer than when it is used to refer to Jesus. His flesh — His life — given for the sins of the world is the staff that upholds us, and only those who trust in Him alone can find eternal salvation. We are to feed on Him by faith daily that we might be sustained by Him and persevere. Have you partaken of the Bread of Life who alone can satisfy all your hunger? View Resource

  • The Bread of Life Devotional

    John 6:22-59

    The first time we feed on Christ by faith, putting our trust in Him alone for salvation, we are brought out of the kingdom of darkness into the light. We are sustained in the faith that saves us as we continue to feed on the Savior, learning from Him as we read God’s Word and hear it preached, and as we experience His presence among His people through the sacraments. If we regularly taste and savor Jesus, we can be assured of our salvation. View Resource

  • The Bread of Life Devotional

    John 6:22–59

    Many of us can remember when we first trusted Christ for salvation. Too often, however, we forget that Christ also keeps us in our faith and will not allow His people to fall away. In prayer, confess your absolute dependence on Christ’s sustaining power and thank Him for His grace that keeps you. View Resource

  • The Lord’s Supper and Feeding on Christ Devotional

    John 6:22–59

    John Calvin comments, “There is no other way in which he can become ours, than by our faith being directed to his flesh.” The bread and wine of the supper are God’s seal that those who believe that the God-man suffered as a man and was raised from the dead will live forever. When we take the supper in faith, we are communing with Christ and marked as those who will inherit eternal life. View Resource

  • True Bread from Heaven Devotional

    John 6:22-59

    The Lord’s Supper is a tangible reminder that Jesus is our life-giving bread from heaven. As we partake of the bread, we are reminded that just as we need physical bread to sustain our bodies, so we need Christ to sustain our souls. As we partake of the Lord’s Supper, let us remember that Jesus is the only food that can truly satisfy. Furthermore, may we be reminded that the way He nourishes us is by faith. To eat the Bread of Life unto eternal life is to believe in Him (John 6:40, 51). View Resource

  • True Bread from Heaven Devotional

    John 6:30–35

    We can find eternal life only in Jesus. He alone can feed our souls with the bread of life. This means that no matter how much someone might appear to be dedicated to the Scriptures, they are not saved if they do not believe in Christ. We must pray for those who are not saved and yet may express affection for the Scriptures—Jews, members of Christian cults, Muslims, and so on—that they would have a true love for God’s Word and so turn to Christ. View Resource

  • The Bread of Life Devotional

    John 6:35–40

    At our conversion, we make a decisive break with sin and come into the safety of Christ’s fold. Still, there is a sense in which we must continue to come to Him every moment of our lives. As we actively believe in the gospel each day, we are sustained unto eternal life. One way we tangibly confirm and express our belief in Jesus is through the Lord’s Supper, and we can come to Him for sustenance in the sacrament by faith alone. View Resource

  • The Father’s Gift to the Son Devotional

    John 6:36–40

    Many people worry about whether they have been chosen by God for salvation, but today’s passage tells us that everyone who has been chosen comes to believe in Christ alone for redemption. Therefore, if we believe in Christ and show authentic belief in a life of repentance, we can know that we are elect. John Calvin comments, “Faith is a sufficient attestation of the eternal predestination of God.” View Resource

  • The Covenant of Redemption Devotional

    John 6:37

    The covenant of redemption tells us that salvation is from start to finish the work of the triune God. Creation, fall, redemption, and consummation were planned from eternity past, and the Lord committed Himself to working out in time the fullness of His salvation. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit work in complete harmony, and are never at odds with one another. Thus, we can be confident that if we are the Lord’s, He will keep us forever. View Resource

  • The Covenant of Redemption Devotional

    John 6:37

    Any doubt we have regarding the security of our salvation is immediately assuaged when we realize that our redemption is grounded in a covenant made among the persons of the Trinity. He cannot lie or break His pact, so we can be sure that what He has begun in us He will complete at the day of Christ Jesus (Phil. 1:6). If you are discouraged in your Christian growth, know that God will not and cannot fail to complete what He has started in you. View Resource

  • Covenant of Redemption Devotional

    John 6:37

    The covenant of redemption is one of the greatest examples of God’s grace that we have. The Father, Son, and Spirit did not have to pledge to each other that they would bring to us salvation. But when they did, they guaranteed that it would happen. Remember that the grace of God was working on our behalf long before we were born. View Resource