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THIS is the Message!
John 6:37
John 6:35–38 NIV
35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
Anybody who wants to be saved can be saved right now, as I preach this sermon.
· There is no special incantation, no special service, no special condition required, other than the Holy Spirit begin to beacon you, call to Him.
· I mean the worst drunk, the most abandoned woman, or even the person most ignorant of God and the Bible, can be saved now and know it, beyond the shadow of a doubt, just by taking to heart this Scripture.

“All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” - John 6:37

Jesus tells us that God the Father gives certain people to Him, to Jesus.
· And He receives all who come to Him and will not, under any circumstances, turn down, reject, or cast out!
· I want to show you from the Word of God that you too may come to Jesus Christ and be saved.
· He will not ask you to wait, nor refuse you, but will immediately take you into His heart and into His wonderful kingdom and make you God's child, forgiving all your sins!
There are two parts to this verse. Let’s look at the first part:

I. “All those the Father gives me will come to me..

· God gives certain people to Jesus.
· That does not mean that anybody is left out of God's plan.
· Many, many Scriptures make it clear that anybody who wants to be saved can be saved.
· God wants ALL to come to repentance.
Again, the same promise is given in...
Revelation 22:17 NIV
17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
The last precious invitation of the scripture
· "All who will" may "take the water of life freely".
· So nobody is left out.
And we know from I John 2:1-2 that Jesus Christ on the cross paid for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 2:1–2 NIV
1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
· So any sinner, no matter how far they have traveled down the path of sin, may know that Christ is the propitiation (appeasement/satisfaction/resolution) for his sins and be saved.
· Anyone is invited and urged to be saved.
· No one is left out.
But, it is not like people sitting at home this morning are going to suddenly say “Hmmm, I think I’ll get saved!”
· You have the opportunity today because you are hearing the message.
· God is giving you a special moment today, a special promise to Jesus, His Son that you should be His.
He’s saying, “Son. Do you see that one sitting there in that pew at Landmark? That one is Yours!”
· He might be dealing with some in a very special way right now.
You see, God knows who will trust Him, and He has determined ahead of time that the moment you trust Him, He will save you.
· And now, He’s watching your heart!
· He has sent the Counselor, the Holy Spirit to move you to repent and turn to Christ!
· In the same chapter of John, 6:44, Jesus said...
John 6:44 NIV
44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.
Jesus said, "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up in the last day.”
· We sinners are so lost, so cold and blind and dead in our sins, that if God just left us alone, we would all go on to Hell.
· Our consciences would not bother us.
· We would not fear death.
· We would not see the danger of delay.
· We would not want to come to Jesus.
· If you feel any resistance to this message right now, I beg you to open your heart and mind and listen to the Spirit.
So our Father in Heaven, who wants every sinner to become His child, draws people to Jesus.
· And God gives to Jesus those who respond to the wooing of the Holy Spirit, those who do not resist God's call.

Woo: to seek the favor, affection, or love of, especially with a view to marriage.

Christ is the Groom, and we, the Church, are His bride, and He is trying HIs best to win our hearts.
Do you have any sense of guilt over your sins?
· If so, that shows good sense!
· What a foolish, wicked thing to go on with no thought of the future, with no sorrow for your sins, with no concern over your lost soul.
· Do you find, from time to time, that even when you want to do good you fail?
· Do you break every resolution? ILLUS: A man who had been drinking for years, wanted to be saved. But he was afraid.
o "How can I ever get rid of this enslaving habit?"
o He had made so many vows and broken every one!
o When he had promised his wife to quit, he never had the willpower to do it.
o He was soon dragged into the clutches of drink again.
o So when in deep distress of soul he knelt down to pray and call on God, he said, "O God, I don't promise you anything! I promised my wife I would quit drinking and I could not do it. I don't know whether I can quit now. I don't promise you anything, but my friend keeps telling me that you can give people a new heart. If you have a new heart for me, I sure need one!”
o God did give him a new heart, and did help him to turn his back on liquor that had enslaved him so long.
It is clear that if you want to come to Christ, God put that desire in your heart.
· If you feel guilt over your sins, God put that consciousness of your need and your guilt in your heart to bring you to Jesus.
· If the Holy Spirit is dealing with you, striving with you, warning and convicting you, that is God drawing you toward Jesus Christ.
· He has offered you to Jesus Christ, and if you will come, you will not be rejected!
Now, the rest of the verse

II. “All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” – John 6:37

What does it mean to come to Christ? Well, there are different ways of saying it in the Bible.
· Sometimes the Bible says, "Turn.”
Isaiah 45:22 NIV
22 “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
· God simply means that the heart should turn to face Him and rely upon Him.
The same thought is given in the story of the Israelites camped-out in the wilderness who were bitten by fiery serpents, as told in
Numbers 21:5–9 NIV
5 they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!” 6 Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died. 7 The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Pray that the Lord will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 8 The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” 9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.
· There many people were dying, the others, in despair, begged Moses to pray.
· And when Moses prayed, God told him to make a snake out of brass and put it on a pole.
· And everyone who would look to that brass snake on a pole in the midst of the camp would immediately be cured of the snakebite!
· What a simple and wonderful way to be saved from the fatal poison of the serpent!
· Don’t analyze God, just do what He says and turn to Him!
o I have talked to so many people that analyzed the gospel to the point of rejection.
o One lady stood outside of a mausoleum, at the funeral service of a man she had promised that she would get saved before he died.
o I knew of this promise so I asked her about it and hse began to rationalize.
o Her biggest concern was that she had a homosexual brother and she was concerned that he would think her intolerant if she got saved.
o All she needed to do was look to Him!
o He would have helped her work that out.
· And Jesus told Nicodemus in the third chapter of John, "...As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.".
· If in your heart you come, He will not turn you down.
· You can turn and look to Him now.
Another way for coming to Jesus is to "call upon Him", or pray.
Romans 10:13 NIV
13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
· That need not be audible prayer.
· For how then could a deaf and dumb man call?
· No, this means calling upon God in the heart.
· That is another way of saying, "Come".
· One who, in his heart, asks for mercy, asks for forgiveness, and has come to Jesus already!
In this same chapter, Jesus has reminded the people that He is the true bread from Heaven.
John 6:35 NIV
35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
· You see, the preceding day Jesus had fed 5,000 men, besides women and children, with five little barley biscuits and two small fishes.
· The people were amazed at that.
· But Jesus reminded them that He was the true Bread from Heaven.
· And just as hungry people could take the bread and fish, just so any sinner, wanting the Bread of Life, could take Jesus, and have everlasting life at once.
· Here Jesus said that coming to Him is believing.
John 6:29 NIV
29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
· To believe on Christ, that is, to depend upon Him, to rely upon Him, to trust Him - that is coming to Jesus.
· And when one comes to Jesus, He never turns you down!
Never mind the fireworks. Never mind the emotions.
· Joshua challenged Israel, ...
Joshua 24:15 NIV
15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
· Coming to Him is choosing Him.
· If in your heart you take Jesus, then He is yours.
· If you choose Him, that heart-choice settles the matter and Jesus receives you.
And Jesus promised, “…once that person is with me, I hold on and don't let go."
· That means there are no delays.
· Jesus has no reservations, no tricks…just come, accept Him.
ILLUS: Car dealerships will do this thing where they advertise a car for a very cheap price.
· It looks really good so you pack the family in the car and head out to get a great deal.
· Only, when you get there the salesman says they’ve sold out of that one and tries to sell you a more expensive one.
· That’s how crooked men may do about their promises, but never the Lord Jesus!
· If He said "come", then He will receive you.
· He has promised and you may rely upon it.
"But how will I know that He has received me?" someone asks.
· Can’t you just believe what Jesus said?
· Do you want more evidence than the solemn promise of the Son of God?
· You will honor the signature of men on a check, you will believe a printed guarantee of a company: then are you willing to risk the plain promise of the Son of God Himself, written down here in the Bible?
You see, you do not need any further evidence.
· There will be plenty of things to encourage your heart and to give further assurance later, but the thing to do now is simply to believe what Jesus said and risk everything upon His honor.
· He loves you so much!
· He has never, and will never lie to you!
· He died to save you!
· And He has been running after you for so long, pleading with you to be saved
· He will not reject you, will not deny you, will not fail you now when you come!
· This is the unchanging, eternal Son of God, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever" (Heb. 13:8).
· He loves you now; He will love you tomorrow.
· He gives you life today, but He gives everlasting life for all the tomorrows.
· He gives you life, but not only that - He gives you ETERNAL life.
· He will not turn you down when you come, but promised,...

"I will hold on and never let go.” - Jesus

Only one thing remains in your time here today.
· Will you take Jesus Christ up on His promise?
God brought you here today.
· The Holy Spirit now reminds you of your sin.
· You know that one day you will die.
· Your conscience tells you that you ought to be saved.
· All these things are the call of God.
· This sermon itself is part of God's plan to bring you to Jesus.
· And that proves that Jesus is ready to save you.
Now the only thing left is for you to come honestly and immediately, with all your heart, to Jesus Christ.
· Will you trust Him, depend upon Him today?
· The moment you do, He gives you everlasting life.
Let us pray…
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