Think for a minute about the food pyramid that the FDA has created. It gives us divisions or groups to put the food that we eat into.
The power of Christ’s Influence in our lives is something that we should look at, it is integral to our very Christian life.
The disciples had just seen the miracle of loaves and fishes. Their boat had been suddenly transported from one side of the lake to the other.
John 6 – I am the living bread which came down from heaven. We can only live if we are feeding on the bread and drinking the water that Jesus is offering to us.
John 17 – We are really influenced by the things that are around us. As we commune with Christ our very nature should be changed, morphed more into the image of Christ.
Jesus told his disciples that he was going to leave, that they wouldn’t be able to find him. The disciples had given up so much, they had laid aside a lot of things in life to follow Jesus. They likely thought that they would continue going on with him and building a ministry. They had bought into Christ.
John 14 – Jesus tells the disciples that he will be sending the Spirit to dwell in them and comfort them. We like to see and hear others. The disciples probably felt a bit like this was a bit of a vague promise… but it wasn’t it was a very real promise, and it is extended to us here today as well.
Jesus, and the Holy Spirit is the one thing that should have the greatest influence on our lives.