I am the Bread of Life

Knowing Jesus, Knowing Real Life:
I am the Bread of Life.
John 6:26-71

  1. Three Life-problems Jesus Exposed (John 6:26-34)
    1. A superficial commitment (John 6:26) What’s in it for me?
    2. An ignorance of the spiritual (John 6:27-29) A love for the material where faith is devalued.
    3. An attitude of entitlement (John 6:30-34) Wow me or else I’m out of here.
  2. Three Reasons Jesus Referred to Himself as the Bread of Life (John 6:35-59)
    1. Jesus is Essential (John 6:35-40) Both are essential for life.
    2. Jesus fulfills the “I Am.” (John 6:41-51) “Flesh” here means “flesh,” not “soma” (body).
    3. Jesus Satisfies (John 6:52-59) Living bread will provide lasting satisfaction.
  3. Three Ways This Truth Affects My Life (John 6:60-71)
    1. A challenge to our basic knowledge of Jesus and our idea of following Him (John 6:60-61) The gospel is offensive, scandalon.
    2. An openness to the spiritual work of God through Christ in our lives (John 6:62-65)
    3. The resolve the Jesus is the absolute and only answer for my life (John 6:68-71)

Questions for Further Study:

  1. What kind of bread do you like most?
  2. How do people attempt to satisfy their need to feel secure and significant in life?
  3. What needs do you spend the majority of your time trying to satisfy?
  4. Why did the crowd seek Jesus? (John 6:26)
  5. What did Jesus say the Son of Man would give to these people? (John 6:27)
  6. What did Jesus say was the work of God? (John 6:28-29)
  7. What did the crowd ask Jesus to do? (John 6:30-31)
  8. Who did Jesus say was the true bread of life? (John 6:32-33)
  9. What did Jesus say would be the result of coming to Him? (John 6:35)
  10. What did Jesus say He would never do to those who came to Him? (John 6:37)
  11. Why did Jesus come down from heaven? (John 6:38)
  12. What did Jesus say is the Father’s will? (John 6:39-40)
  13. Why did the Jews begin to grumble? (John 6:41-42)
  14. Who did Jesus say could come to Him? (John 6:43-44)
  15. What did Jesus say would be the result of believing? (John 6:47)
  16. What contrast does Jesus make between manna and the bread of life? (John 6:48-51, 58)
  17. What did Jesus say about His flesh and His blood? (John 6:53-57)
  18. What things do we seek from Jesus?
  19. In what ways do you have a demanding attitude toward God?
  20. When and why did you come to Jesus?
  21. In what way has Jesus satisfied your hunger and thirst for acceptance and meaning in life?
  22. In what ways do you still feel empty?
  23. What situations cause you to feel insecure?
  24. When do you feel secure in your relationship with God? Why?
  25. How has the Christian life turned out to be different from what you expected?
  26. In what way is Jesus an example for us to follow?
  27. What can you do today to rely on God, rather than on things or people, to satisfy your needs?
  28. What demanding attitudes do you need to ask God to help you change?

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