Sunday, June 19, 2022

John 6:25-69

Earlier in John 6, Jesus multiplied five barley loaves and two fish into enough food to feed 5,000 men, with enough leftovers to fill 12 baskets (see vv. 12-13). This was an impressive miracle that convinced people Jesus was a prophet from God who should be their king. There’s a problem, though, with the kind of prosperity the people expected from Jesus: it doesn’t last.

  1. How do you think poor, hungry peasants would have felt about Jesus’ instruction in verse 27?
  2. What was the significance of Jesus’ calling Himself the bread of life?
  3. In verses 47-51, how does Jesus contrast the life He gives with the manna the Israelites received in the wilderness?
  4. How should the fact that many disciples no longer followed Jesus after hearing this “hard teaching” sober us?
  5. What does it look like to love Jesus for who He is, not for what He can give?
  6. In what ways are you like the crowd of people, asking Jesus to meet your physical needs but neglecting your spiritual needs?
Other Scriptures to Engage with this week:

Hebrews 3 • Numbers 11:1-17 • Isaiah 32:1-8 • Ezekiel 7:10-27 • Psalm 106:13-23 • Philippians 3.