Gratia church had a Sunday Service and Pastor Thomas shared the message from John 6:25-33 about “Work for the Eternal Bread”.
When Jews came to Jesus to see another miracle like the previous day, Jesus refused to show another miracle to feed them physically, but he said: “I am the bread for the eternal life.” Many people follow miracles in churches or material blessings, but Jesus taught us clearly that “those are perishable”, but spiritual blessings are imperishable. To believe in Jesus and do the will of God is what we need to do for eternal life. It doesn’t mean that we don’t need to work to earn money, but it’s about the priority in our life. We need to seek the Kingdom of God first, then God will provide other things. (Matthew 6:25-33).
Also, Hagai 1 is telling us how the Israelites listened to the prophet Haggai and follow the will of God. “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?” That was the word of God. So the leaders listened and started to work on the temple of God. We also need to build the house of God and concern about the work of God as the priority. Daniel 12:3 says “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” God wants us to guide many people in this world to the righteous way of God. Then we will shine in heaven forever and ever.
The message was powerful and when they had time for worship and prayer after the sermon, they prayed sincerely and a member, sister Mildred received the gift of tongue.