The Words of Eternal Life (John 6:60-71)
Why was Jesus’ saying “a hard saying?
Who could listen to Jesus’ teaching?
Why did people take offense at Jesus’ words? Do people still take offense at Jesus’ words? Why?
Would these disciples see Jesus ascending to where he was before? Why would Jesus’ ascending be hard for them to grasp?
In what way(s) does the Spirit give life?
Why is the flesh no help at all?
How were Jesus’ words spirit and life?
If Jesus “knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe,” does he know the eternal destiny of each man? If Jesus knows the eternal destiny of man, does it really matter what we do in this life? What implications might there be for evangelism?
Jesus knew from the beginning who would betray him. Was Judas’ life pre-determined before he was even born?
“This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.” Do we, according to Jesus, have free will? How is it granted to us by the Father to go to Jesus?
Many of Jesus’ disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. Why? Do many today begin to follow Jesus and then turn back from following him?
When Jesus asked the Twelve if they wished to turn back from following him, Peter replied, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” What is the answer to Peter’s rhetorical question – to whom else could the disciples go?
Why did Peter believe Jesus had the words of eternal life? Does Jesus have the words of eternal life? In what way(s) does Jesus have the words of eternal life? Why do people in the world not understand the importance of Jesus words?
How had the disciples come to know that Jesus was the Holy One of God? How have we come to believe and to know that Jesus is the Holy One of God? How can we help others come to believe and to know that Jesus is the Holy One of God?
How was Judas a devil? Why would Jesus call Judas a devil? Why would Jesus pick a disciple who was a devil?