Sermon from 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 “Complete Nutrition”
We eat and drink as the people of Israel did - from the Rock, Jesus Christ, the living God who goes with us through this wilderness.
Jesus gives himself as our sustenance.
He is the one in whom we trust.
He is the one we depend on.
How well does he feed us?
The people of Israel were baptized in their passage through the Red Sea.
When they needed food and drink in the wilderness he provided it for them as long as they lived.
God’s gracious provision doesn’t come to an end, the lives of the Israelites do.
Why did the people of Israel perish in the wilderness?
They didn’t repent, they didn’t trust in the Lord.
Why do we perish in the wilderness?
We don’t repent, we don’t trust in the Lord.
In our Gospel passage today from Luke 13 Jesus says people who die are just like the rest of us. All of us need to repent. All of us need to trust in the Lord.
What is God’s pleasure? It is to give us life and hope through Jesus Christ.