We thank you for sending Jesus, the bread of life and the bread that came down from heaven. We understand that we will live through him or we will not live at all. At this moment we express our total faith and trust in him and him alone.
It is through his death and resurrection – through the giving of his body and the shedding of his blood – that we are saved.
Help us please, by the power of your Holy Spirit to remain faithful unto death to that commitment.
Luke 8 starts with teaching, but this will be followed by several amazing examples of Christ’s power. Jesus will encourage us to share the word with hope and to trust him when things begin to look hopeless.