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
Are there multiple things to consider? How do you
reconcile the different perspectives of "believing" and
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
What opportunities do you have to feed others?
What things must be done?
How do you go about setting priorities regarding
Regarding these passages, what specific
things can you do to take the Word and put it into daily action?