by Curt Dodd

John 6:60-71
On hearing it, many of his disciples said, "This is a hard
teaching. Who can accept?" Aware that his disciples were
grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?
What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!
The Spirit gives life, the flesh counts for nothing. The words I
have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. Yet there are
some of you who do not believe." For Jesus had known from the
beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray
him. He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can
come to me unless the Father has enabled him." From this time
many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
"You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.
Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have
the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the
Holy One of God." Then Jesus replied, "Have I not chosen you,
the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil " (He meant Judas, the son
of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to
betray him.)

If anyone knew what it felt like for someone to walk out on
them, leave a secure, committed heartfelt relationship, it was
Jesus Christ. That's why we can really relate to Him and He can
relate to us in our marriages, in our relationships, in every
aspect of life. His lifestyle is our model even when it comes to
handling a "walk-out"... when someone leaves you.

Last week, as I watched "Love Will Be Our Home" I sat on the
front row both Saturday night and Sunday morning and reflected
on my family and from where I ...

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