THE STORY OF JESUS: John 6:16-24
“Neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they went in search of Jesus.” (John 6:24)
The crowds were not searching for the disciples, but for Jesus.
Jesus is the one that God sends, and that people need.
The disciples were with Jesus, and they were OK.
But the people wanted Jesus, He was the remarkable one.
A church is a gathering of disciples, who gather around Jesus.
Jesus says He is present when two or more disciples gather (Matthew 18:20)
Paul says Jesus is present when disciples assemble (1 Corinthians 5:4)
Some will repent when they sense God’s presence (1 Corinthians 14:24-25).
But when people come to a gathering, do they find Jesus?
Many are leaving church today; is it possible they’re not finding Jesus?
People do not want religious symbols and forms, they want and need Jesus.
People do not want theology or judgment or religious squabbles.
People want to sense the love, joy, peace, grace and mercy of Jesus.
Do you come to church seeking Jesus, and are you finding Him there?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, we do a lot of things when we meet together, but they mean nothing without You. Help me to be honest, do I really sense You when we gather together?