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I AM the Living Bread

Jesus is offensive, and if you've never been offended by what he says about yourself and what he claims for himself, you're not listening very closely. And what's worse, you've probably made Jesus in your image, a nice caricature that (surprise!) really wants to help you (yes, you!) accomplish your great plans for your life (isn't that nice of him?). When you look closely, Jesus actually often refuses to meet our needs - as legitimate as they may be - because he wants something greater for us. He will not be co-opted for our agenda, but instead invites us to repent and find real life in him. He gave his life not for us to be blessed in our agendas but that we might be freed from our little agendas to find abundance in him.