Bible Study – John 6:51-69


How does this verse prepare the readers for the atonement received on the cross of Christ?
Do you think the Israelite leaders willfully misunderstood Jesus? What would be their purpose for doing this?
This passage was hard to swallow (no pun intended) for the listeners. Why do you think the literal meaning is not believed by so many, even today?
How does this section describing life that is found in Christ’s flesh compare to John 4:10-14?
Why didn’t Jesus use a softer technique in explaining this to them? Did He know some would find it too hard to believe if He explained it this starkly? Is that why He did it?
Why would Christ give us literal body blood over symbols of them?
Could these elements be described as food for the soul? If so, how so?
Explain verse 56. How does this Holy meal lead to us abiding in Christ? John 4:13-16, 15:4-5; 1 John 3:24
How is Jesus, the Bread of Life, different from the bread in the desert? Explain verse 58.
What does this tell us about what kind of faith saving faith is?
In what way does Jesus’ blood give eternal life?
What is Jesus saying in verse 62? Mark 16:19 Why does He bring this up?
Where was Jesus “before?” John 3:13, 17:5
How does the Spirit give life? 1 Corinthians 15:42-45; 2 Corinthians 3:4-6
What good is our flesh? What can we do with it? How much salvation can we earn? Verse 63, John 3:6
Explain verse 65. Does granted mean called? John 6:44-45, 3:27
Why did the disciples turn back in verse 66? How does this compare to our generation?
Why did the Twelve believe when others who had followed Jesus up to this time did not?
Peter said, after being asked if he would leave also, “lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” What does he mean? John 1:14, 12:50, 17:7-8; Acts 5:20
Did Peter truly believe what he was saying in verses 68-69? John 18:15-18
What has this to do with God’s grace?
Was this a rejection of that grace?

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