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Soul Food



Camilo Buchanan introduces a new collection around the “I Am” statements found in John. He presses into the truth that God is the bread and the vine, ultimately satisfying us as no one and nothing else can.

Key Takeaway

We can live by our fleshly desires, leaving us hungry, unsatisfied, and empty, or we can decide to feast on the King. Through two of the "I am" statements in the book of John, Jesus teaches that we can only be satisfied by feasting on Him, as He is the bread of life and the vine, fully sustaining us.

  1. Jesus tells us He is what our soul needs: He is soul food. We eat for pleasure, necessity, and as a community. Jesus is demonstrating that He is enjoyable and necessary, and He wants us. He is not here to be useful to us but to. be a necessary means of survival.
  2. Eating is believing. He tells us that when we eat, we will abide in Him, and He will abide in us.
  3. Unless, we feel our need for Christ, we will not abide in Him. We must be aware of the fact that God is necessary for survival.

  1. We need prayer. There is nothing too small to bring to the Lord.
  2. We need to memorize scripture and hide His Word within us. Not only do we memorize it, but we meditate on it, giving it time to soak into our hearts.
  3. We devote quality time to God because we love Him. Do you have time set aside to meet with Jesus?
  4. We obey Him because He is the Lord of our lives. We can do this simply by listening to our convictions.
  5. We need to evaluate our intimacy with Him. We need to not just be close in proximity to Him but to abide in Him.


"Jesus Christ did not come into the world to assist you in meeting desires you had before you were saved. Jesus came into the world to change your desires so that He was the main one."

Camilo Buchanan

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Scripture References

  • John 6:31-35
  • John 6:48-56
  • John 15:5-11
Camilo Buchanan Camilo Buchanan is a speaker, writer, podcaster, and leads the Young Adult ministry at Passion City Church. He holds a Bachelors degree from Georgia State University, a masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing his Doctorate from Southeastern University. He enjoys spending his time pouring into students and leaders, writing content, working on real estate, traveling, and eating with friends & family, alongside his wife, Emily, and their puppy, Rummi.