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"Lord, To Whom Shall We Go?"

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John 6:68 ESV
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,
John 6:55–56 ESV
For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
John 6:66–67 ESV
After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?”
Jesus was calling them to a deeper understanding of who he was, his mission and what real discipleship is
These were disciple after the flesh - primarily concern with getting something from Jesus that pertains to the flesh
Get out to debt
Heal a marriage
Heal their loneliness

1. Some Just Want the Pain to Stop

Their approach to God is conditional
Some actually give their heart to life
Some turn away after the pain stops or they are unsatisfied
They never recognize that they need a savior
Not to just to save them from the here and now but save them for eternity
Matthew 7:21–23 ESV
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
We can all agree that there are many things in the world that compete for our time and attention

2. Some Just Want Peace of Mind

Luke 12:51 ESV
Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.

Peter - to his credit, looked beyond the needs of the finite flesh and saw in Jesus the peace of infinite life

John 6:68 ESV
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,
1 Corinthians 15:19 ESV
If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
Philippians 4:7 ESV
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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