Today’s passage: John 6:16-59
- Three amazing things happen in verses 16-21 (Even more are depicted in the other gospel accounts)
- Jesus walks on water.
- When Jesus says, “It is I,” this was (In the Greek language) the equivalent of saying, “I AM.”
- As soon as Jesus was in the boat, they miraculously arrived at their destination.
- The great I AM has power over the wind and the waves, power over the laws of nature and the elements, and power over time and space. Do not be afraid.
- Jesus offers Himself to the people. They prefer barley loaves and fish.
- Jesus offers them eternal fulfilment. They prefer the temporary pleasure of full bellies.
- Jesus will lose none of those whom the Father has given to Him!
- If you have put your faith in Christ, you will live forever. This is God’s doing. All the glory goes to Him!
Questions to consider:
- What is the sad irony of the people’s request in verses 30-31? What had Jesus just done for them the day before? How many miracles would be enough to satisfy the heart of man?
- Since no amount of miracles would be enough to satisfy our appetites, what must happen for a spiritually dead sinner to believe and be saved (Verse 44)? What are the fruits of that drawing (Verses 45 and 47)?
- Jesus was using an illustration in verse 54. No one actually eats or drinks Jesus body and blood. What then does it mean to “receive” Jesus’ body and blood? What do Jesus’ earlier words tell us (Verse 46)?