The Bread from Heaven (John 6:22-59)
It almost sounds as though the crowd was “stalking” Jesus. They noticed how many boats were present and that Jesus had not gotten into the boat. Notice that they also wanted to know when he went to the other side of the sea. Why would they be following Jesus so closely?
Jesus said that the crowd was following him, not because they saw signs, but because they ate their fill of the loaves. Was not the multiplying of the loaves and fish a “sign”? If so, isn’t eating their fill of the loaves and seeing signs really the same thing?
What is the food that endures for eternal life?
How did the Father put his seal on the Son?
How is believing in Jesus the work of God?
After seeing Jesus multiply the loaves and fish, why would the people want another sign before they believed?
How can the one who comes to Jesus never be hungry and never thirst?
- KJV: “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me.”
- ESV: “All that the Father gives me will come to me.”
- “All” in Greek is neuter, rather than masculine (or feminine). Most times this would mean that inanimate objects are intended. What do you think Jesus means here?
The Lord will never drive away someone who comes to Jesus. How can people leave him?
The will of the Father is that the one who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life. What if we didn’t get the opportunity to see the Son?
Why were the Jews complaining that Jesus said he was the bread that came down from heaven? Do you think the problem is that he claimed to be the bread from heaven or that he said he came down from heaven?
How does one come to the Father? How does the Father draw people to Jesus (cf. 2 Thessalonians 2:14)? How are they all “taught by God?”
What difference does it make that Jesus is the only one who has seen the Father?
How does the one who believes have eternal life?
How is Jesus the bread of life?
He who eats of the bread that came down from heaven can eat and not die. How can a person eating that bread not die?
How is the bread that Jesus would give for the world his flesh?
“The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’” How could Jesus give us his flesh to eat?
“Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.” Is eating Jesus’ flesh a requirement for salvation? Can one be lost if he eats Jesus’ flesh and drinks his blood?