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“I Am…the bread of life.” (John 6:35)                                2/18/2024

 

*Who do you say that Jesus is? _____________________________

 (Matthew 16:13-16)

 

1.    Purpose of John’s Gospel: But these are written that you may ________ that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have _____ in his name. (John 20:31 NIV)

 

2.    The signs that reveal Jesus’ glory as the Messiah: (John 1:14)

a.    Turning Water into wine. (Jn 2:1-11)

b.    Healing an official’s son. (Jn 4:46-54)

c.    Healing the sick. (Jn 5:1-16)

d.    Feeding of the 5,000. (Jn 6:15)

e.    Walking on water. (Jn 6:16-21)

 

3.    The crowd follows Jesus to Capernaum (John 6:22-25)

a.    How does Jesus respond when they ask, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” (vv. 26-27) ___________________________

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b.    Did the people want Jesus or something else?

1)   v. 26 ____________ food

2)   v. 28 to know what to ____ to be doing the works of God

3)   v. 30 a ______ bigger than Jesus feeding ~15,000 people

 

c.    v. 29 What was the “work” that God wanted? To _________ in Him whom the Father had sent—____________!

 

d.    Jesus came to change their hearts from a __________-based religion to a personal ____________ with Him. (BE-->do).

 

4.    v. 34 Then they said, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

 

a.   35 Jesus replied, "I am the ___________ of life. Whoever ____________ to me will never be hungry again. Whoever ____________ in me will never be thirsty.

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36 But you haven't believed in me even though you have seen me. 37 However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them. 38 For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will. 39 And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day. 40 For it is my Father's will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day."

(John 6:35-40 NLT)

 

b.    God _________ us to be spiritually hungry & thirsty for Him.

 

c.    Jesus came into the world to:

1)   ____________ that spiritual hunger and thirst.  

2)   change our ______ so that He would be our main desire.

3)   do the ____________ of the Father.

4)   to give us ____________ life with Him.

 

5.    How the people reacted:

a.    The Jews:

1)   vv. 41-42 ____________

*Jesus responds (vv. 43-51) _______________________

2)   v. 52 ____________ among themselves

*Jesus responds (vv. 53-59) _______________________

 

b.    Jesus’ disciples:

1)   v. 60 Said “This teaching is _______. Who can accept it?”

2)   v. 66 Turned back and no longer ____________ Him.

 

Reflect and Respond and Live It:

    Are you more satisfied with God’s gifts than you are with Him as the Giver?

    How do you react to the hard things that Jesus says and commands? Why do you react that way?

    Read Exodus 3-4: Moses’ encounter with “I AM WHO I AM.”

 

Next: Feb. 25—“I Am…the light of the world. (John 8:12)

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