"I've always dreamed of being an old philosopher. So far I've achieved one out of two!"

Quenching Hunger; Satisfying Thirst

John 6:35, 41-51

35 Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty."

41 At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven." 42 They said, "Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven?’" 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered. 44 "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. 46 No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. 47 I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."

In what ways does this passage promise eternal life?

Are there multiple things to consider? How do you reconcile the different perspectives of "believing" and "eating?"

What must we do to deserve eternal life?

What does it mean to be hungry or thirsty?

In what ways are you hungry or thirsty in your life - right now?

What can others do for you to feed you or quench your thirst?

 

Homework

What opportunities do you have to feed others?

What things must be done?

How do you go about setting priorities regarding these things?

Regarding these passages, what specific things can you do to take the Word and put it into daily action?