PASTOR K’s Notes

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SERMON NOTES

Saturday/Sunday, July 31/August 1, 2021 – Pastor Kischnick
THEME: “Real Satisfaction” TEXT: John 6:22-35
INTRO. 1965 – Mick Jagger/Rolling Stones – controversy: “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”. Poor Mick, wonder if he’s satisfied yet? His complaint still apropos for many/most: What gives “Real Satisfaction” in this world?
TEXT: Mark 6 – “…they all ate and were satisfied.” For how long? Gospel: Hunted for Jesus. Capernaum. He: “I tell you truth, you are looking for me not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.” Plan: make him “Bread King”. Real Satisfaction is fleeting.
I. DO NOT WORK FOR FOOD THAT SPOILS
ILLUST. Children have dozens of electronics/toys: “I’m bored!”
A. “Food” that spoils:
1. materials things (ads) 2. Immaterial: place, position, power
B. Me, myself, and I:
1. selfish interests 2. Selfish pleasures
ILLUST. Pres. Carter/PM India: village fueled by cow dung; slurry pit – Sam Donaldson: Mr. Pres., I fall in, you save? “After appropriate interval.”
3. Looking back – “Good Old Days” – meat pots of Egypt; “glory days”
II. WORK FOR FOOD THAT ENDURES
ILLUST. 1972, Pres. Nixon: dbl. digit lead in polls; not satisfied. Ordered burglary – Watergate Dem. HQ. Won by landslide. Disgrace of resignation.
A. We need an anchor:
1. So easy to drift with “the waves”: this way, that way, “new ways”
2. Life gets filled with “busy” (“Where are the walkers?”)
B. REAL SATISFACTION comes with a real hold on God’s word.
1. By doing the things that bring us closer to God: worship, prayer,
reading and contemplating of his word, etc.
2. They got the bread but missed the Savior (“Bread of Life”)
3. Jesus spent the day teaching them, but what did they remember?
C. REAL SATISFACTION, Real Hope, Real Strength, Real Comfort –
1. Come by our relationship with God through Christ Jesus.
2. With him in our lives, we have something good that lasts forever.
3. Serving him, we have lives that truly matter, really count.
CLOSE: Met foreign born man at wedding, call him Mr. Chung. Living the “American Dream”. Financial success, knew “important” people, children attending Ivy League, owned much property, but “not religious”. Eating well. Starving still. Finality of death loomed over it all. Never “REAL SATISFACTION”. “What does it prosper to gain world, lose soul?” REAL SATIFACTION comes only by eating often of the “Bread of Life.”

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My Dear Friends in Christ,


A heartfelt word of appreciation to you for your love, your gifts, your kind words, the luncheon, the video, the barrel of monkeys, the ape-filled chocolate kiss, the flowers, the “Tiny Bruce” song, the Tiny Bruce that’s in my office and creeps me out, and 30 years of your partnership in the Gospel. There’s nowhere else I’d rather have been and no people I’d rather serve. I am privileged to be your pastor, and I love you all!

I thank God every time I remember you in my prayers…” and I pray for your continued health in faith and in life.

Pastor K. – Psalm 16:8

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