SUMMARY OF John 6:52-59
Jesus says that unless the people accept his flesh and blood sacrifice on the cross, they will not have eternal life. Those who do accept his sacrifice will have Jesus remain in them. Jesus’ bread is eternal, unlike the manna bread their ancestors ate.6)
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 10, Day 3: John 6:52-59
6) The blood protected the people from God’s judgment when they were in ancient Egypt. The blood covered the people, so God did not see their sins and passed over them, rather than judging/killing them.
7) The people ate the meat. When the people ate the meat, they believed in God’s instructions to save them. When people accept Jesus’ flesh sacrifice on the cross, they believe in Jesus and in his promise to save them.
8a) Eternal life. That Jesus would always abide in them. They will be raised up on the last day.
b) It makes it more concrete; accept what Jesus did on the cross and you’ll have life.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 10, Day 3: John 6:52-59
Great explanation of Jesus of what he meant by “eating” his flesh and blood. Accept his sacrifice; that is all. Albeit, it was hard for the people of the day to grasp this idea since it was so very new.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 10, Day 3: John 6:52-59
Bible scholars believe that the Jewish leaders did understand Jesus here but chose to use the face-value meaning of actually eating and drinking Jesus’ blood rather than the symbolism here to help condemn Jesus. This causes confusion amongst others.
Jesus continues his explanation in order to refute the Jewish leaders’ interpretation.
It in internalizing the metaphor that leads to life. Then, we abide in him and him in us.
Once you receive Jesus (eat his flesh), you will have everlasting life.
All this took place at a synagogue on a Sunday in a church in Capernaum.
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