Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – John 6:24-35

Grace, peace and mercy to you from God our Father and our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

As Jesus walked the earth, proclaiming the good news concerning the kingdom of God which had come to humanity, people consistently missed the significance of who Jesus was and the blessings he brought for all people. So often people wanted Jesus to perform the spectacular miracles but they missed the simple truth that he was heralding in not a better life in this world, but the perfect life that is given in unity with the Triune God.

Listen once more to Jesus’ words to the crowds gathered when Jesus fed the 5,000. “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not labour for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you” (Jn 6:26-27).

Heavenly Father, sanctify us in the truth, your Word is truth. Amen.

  • Download and read the whole sermon as a pdf here
  • Listen to the sermon mp3 recorded at our Trinity 10 am service here
Apologies about the audio interference. This was our very first service with our new mixing console installed and we are still working through some technical issues. After the service, we discovered the cause for the interference was the laptop computer running the PowerPoint.