SGA Pic of Christ lesson 13

Lesson 13
Exodus 16:11-18, 31
John 6:28-35, 48-51

Would we be faithful ministers of the gospel of Christ? Would we be faithful teachers and preachers in our generation? Would we be faithful students and rightly divide the Word of truth? Then we will search the Old Testament Scriptures and preach Christ from the types, patterns, and prophecies as did our Lord and the disciples (Luke 24:26-27, 44-47; 1 Cor. 10:4; I Cor. 5:7).

In John 6 our Lord refers to the manna which fell in the wilderness and calls Himself "the true bread from heaven." In Rev. 2:17 John writes, "to him that overcometh will I give to eat of THE HIDDEN MANNA." How is the manna, which God gave to Israel, a picture of our Lord Jesus Christ, "the true bread"?

(a) Manna was food for the outward man only. Christ is the bread of life for the inward man.

(b) The manna was eaten by those who later died. We eat of Christ and never die.

(c) The manna rotted and decayed when kept. Christ ever lives! He abides the same yesterday, today, and forever.

(d) The manna was only found in the morning. Christ is our food morning, noon, and night.

(e) The manna ceased when they entered Canaan. Christ, our bread, is our bread forever. In glory He will be the subject of our song, the joy of our heart, and the object of our worship.

Henry Mahan
Ashland, Ky.