Daily Chapel

Daily Chapel – August 27th, 2021

Date: 08-27-2021

Scripture Lesson:John 6:51-69

Preacher: Duane Backus

Description: The Gospel is as easy as John 3:16. The Gospel is as free as the love of Christ. The good news of Jesus can be understood and believed by little children. But why is it then that so many people never really grasp the Gospel? Outright reject the Gospel? Because the “easy” Gospel, is impossible to believe by human powers. The “free” Gospel requires a costly sacrifice of our human reason. The good news of Jesus is often misunderstood and rejected - even by the brightest and best minds the world has to offer. Belief in the Gospel is not a matter of IQ. It's a matter of spiritual intelligence – understanding, insight, and trust that only the Holy Spirit can give. Only through the Spirit, can we truly understand and believe God's good news. May Jesus bless us with the faith of a child: Eager to hear the Word and devour the Bread of Life! Order Morning Praise Psalm Psalm 119D (See below) Sung responsively between Presiding Minister and Assembly by the verse. Hymn 544 – I Am the Bread of Life (See below) Presiding Minister sings s.1; Assembly joins 2–4. Prayer/Day Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift of grace that we come into your presence and offer true and faithful ser- vice. Grant that our worship on earth may always be pleasing to you, and in the life to come give us the fulfillment of what you have promised; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Organist Prof. Christie