Introduction A. Q uestion and A nswer structure B. Chain link progression I. Question concerning travel timing 6:22-27 A. Peoples Q: When did you get here? 6:25 B. Jesus A: Your motive for seeking me is wrong 6:26-27
II. Question concerning method of salvation 6:28-29 Peoples Q: How does one please God? 6:28 works plural Jesus A: Believe on me. 6:29work singular
III. Question concerning means of faith 6:30-40 A. Peoples Q: How does one believe? 6:30-35 Signs People: Moses gave manna in desert Jesus: Moses didnt give manna (past tense) God gives (present tense) true bread from Heaven = Jesus I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE B. Jesus A: 1. Their unbelief explained 6:36-37 2. How one believes explained 6:38-40 ~~Election – given 6:39 Heavenly side ~~Response – believe 6:40 Earthly side
IV. Question concerning incarnation 6:41-51 A. Peoples Q: How can he be from heaven? 6:41-42 B. Jesus A: 1. One needs special divine enablement and instruction to accept and comprehend that I was with God before 6:43-46, Isa. 54:13, Jer. 31:34 2. As true bread from heaven, I am superior to manna of Moses 6:47-51 Eat my flesh to live forever
V. Question concerning conversion 6:52-59 A. Peoples Q: How can we eat his flesh? 6:52 cannabalism B. Jesus A: Eating my flesh means to appropriate by receiving, relying upon, or depending on Jesus words 6:53-59 1. Eating Jesus flesh and drinking his blood is only possible way to have life 6:55 2. Eating Jesus flesh brings spiritual blessings ~~eternal life 6:54a ~~resurrection 6:54b ~~indwelling by Jesus 6:56
VI. Question concerning acceptance of such difficult teaching 6:60-71 A. Disciples Q: Resistance: who can accept this hard saying? 6:60 B. Jesus A: 1. Reassertion of divine origin 6:61-62 2. Clarification of Spirit and Jesus words as source of life 6:63 3. Exposing of imposters 6:64-65 4. Desertion of many disciples 6:66 5. Reaffirmation of loyal disciples faith 6:68-71
KEY LESSONS 1. Many follow Jesus for wrong reasons 2. Even Jesus had an imposter among his 12 apostles
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