Jesus says that the bread he gives for the life of the world is his flesh, and whoever eats this bread has eternal life now and will be raised on the last day. In Ephesians Paul tells us what this life Jesus gives us looks like, this life we live as those marked with the seal of the Holy Spirit in baptism. We live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us. The whole purpose of life is giving yourself for the other.


Gracious God, your blessed Son came down from heaven to be the true bread that gives life to the world. Give us this bread always, that he may live in us and we in him, and that, strengthened by this food, we may live as his body in the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


1 Kings 19:4-8
Psalm 34:1-8
Ephesians 4:25–5:2
John 6:35, 41-51

This Weeks Readings

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Monday1 Kings 17:1-16
Ephesians 5:1-4
Psalm 81
TuesdayRuth 2:1-23
2 Peter 3:14-18
Psalm 81
WednesdayJeremiah 31:1-6
John 6:35-40
Psalm 81
ThursdayJob 11:1-20
Acts 6:8-15
Psalm 34:9-14
FridayJob 12:1-25
Romans 16:17-20
Psalm 34:9-14
SaturdayJob 13:1-19
John 4:7-26
Psalm 34:9-14
Share this with your friends: