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John 6:24-35

2009-07-29 — Among the more obscure textual versions of the Feeding of the Five Thousand is the one where an image of Jesus’ Mom shows up on one of the pieces of bread as a sign and the guy who has it sells it on eBay. For some reason, that one never makes it into modern translations.

BIBLE PASSAGE — So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.”

Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

— Proper 13, Pentecost B


  1. Norma Russell — 5235 days ago #

    I do the church bulletins for a very small church. Money wize we don’t have much but we are weathly in the Spirit of the Lord! I like the one. There is so much the young people today can learn & get interested in throught these great cartoons

  2. Jim — 5231 days ago #

    Bless you Norma.

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