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October 2014 Visiting Teaching Message: The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ--Bread of Life

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The Divine Mission of Jesus Christ: The Bread of Life

Jesus said, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever” (John 6:51). “Jesus teaches us, His disciples, that we should look to God each day for the bread—the help and sustenance—we require in that particular day,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “The Lord’s invitation … speaks of a loving God, aware of even the small, daily needs of His children and eager to assist them, one by one. He is saying that we can ask in faith of that Being ‘that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given’ (James 1:5).” As we understand that Jesus Christ will provide for our needs, we will turn to Him for our spiritual sustenance.

Read the rest of the October 2014 visiting teaching message. 

Supplement: Read the following excerpt from Elder Lawrence E. Corbridge's talk "The Way" from the October 2008 general conference. 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. …

“In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” 

He said, “I am Alpha and Omega, Christ the Lord; yea, even I am he, the beginning and the end, the Redeemer of the world.” 

He said, “Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” 

He said, “I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” 

He said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” 

He said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

“And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” 

He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” 

Jesus Christ is the Way. He is Light and Life, Bread and Water, the Beginning and the End, the Resurrection and the Life, the Savior of the world, the Truth, and the Way.

There is only one way to happiness and fulfillment. He is the Way. Every other way, any other way, whatever other way, is foolishness.

He offers a well of living water. Either we drink and never thirst more, or we don’t and foolishly remain thirsty still.

He is the Bread of Life. Either we eat and hunger no more, or we don’t and foolishly remain weak and hungry still.

Read the rest of Elder Corbridge's talk at LDS.org.

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