We Need More Than Bread (15 of 15) by Rick Ferguson

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GROWING CLOSER AND GOING DEEPER WITH GOD (15 of 15)
WE NEED MORE THAN BREAD
Dr. Rick E. Ferguson
Matt. 4:4

Series Verse: BUT GROW IN THE GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST (2 PETER 3:18)

INTRO: Did you know there is a famine in our nation today?

Oh yes, there is indeed a very real famine in the United States today. It is not a physical famine. It is not a famine of food or bread. Oh no it is even more severe than that. It is a spiritual famine. It is a famine for the Word of God...

Our nation is starving to death spiritually. Our nation is starving for God's Word. God's Word has been taken out of our...
- schools
- homes
- government (even though our constitution is clearly founded on the principles of scripture)
- public sector
- even out of our churches!!!

Our nation is starving to death spiritually, because there is a famine of the Word of God.

NOTE: I really believe this is the primary reason our church is growing so phenomenally...it is because of the high emphasis we put on scripture, and the great effort we put on feeding people the Word of God.

You see, my friend "WE NEED MORE THAN BREAD." Man is much more than a "One Dimensional" creature. There is more to you than just a physical anatomy. You are much more than chemicals, atoms, cartilage, bones and blood. You are far more complex than that.
If you were just a one-dimensional creature, just a physical animal, then all you would need to be happy and complete is to have your physical impulses and needs met. If you were just an animal, then bread would be enough. All you would need to be perfectly content would be
- shelter
- sex
- sustenance (food)

But we have all that in abundance as a society, and yet it is not enough. We live the most physically comfortable, lavish lifestyles any society has ever known in all human history. We live in the most sexually promiscuous society that has ever existed. We have more to eat than ...


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