SUMMARY OF JOHN 6:60-66
Jesus offended many with his teaching that he is the flesh and blood that leads to life. He tells the people he is giving them Spirit and Life, yet they reject him. God enables people to believe in him.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 10, Day 4: John 6:60-66
9a) Accepting Jesus’ sacrifice gives you life. The physical body is not enough to give you life. You must accept Jesus’ teaching and his sacrifice (flesh and spirit) to receive eternal life. The spiritual gives life, not the physical.
b) Without being all it, it’s meaningless and oftentimes, insufficient. You must do things whole-heartedly for Jesus. Going through the motions is not enough.
10a) They just could not accept his teaching of the flesh and blood. They could not accept him as God’s Son.
b) No, not really. If it did, I would pray for a deeper understanding and seek resources that explained it to me.
11a) They reject him. Disdain. “Just another prophet.” They dismiss him.
b) With loving faith and wholehearted devotion.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 10, Day 4: John 6:60-66
There are always doubters and naysayers. Our job is to seek the Truth in God’s Word and in prayer and to ignore those who try to make you fall.
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 10, Day 4: John 6:60-66
Many found Jesus’ teaching hard to understand and accept that he would die for them. Jesus understood their confusion, but did not break. Many probably were looking for a messianic king, not a sacrificial lamb.
Better to accept now that to face Jesus on judgment day in all his glory as an unbeliever and receive condemnation.
Many came for bread and not for the spirit, and Jesus knew that. They had not then truly come to him.
Many left because they only wanted material gains from Jesus. Perhaps, many were confused by the religious leaders (John 6:52).
It was the first apostasy Jesus faced. Yet, many would come back. We all have highs and lows in our beliefs. Yet, you must stay faithful even when things are rough.
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