As we move into the second part of chapter 6 and on through the rest of the book, we will see a shift in the intensity and subject matter that came from Jesus. I don't believe it was coincidence that Jesus performed the miracle of providing bread to satisfy the physical hunger of the people just before He gives His teaching on the Bread of Life.
This is a good time to go back and read John chapters 1-6 straight through. Then read 6:15 - 71 a second time. With this portion of Scripture in mind answer the following questions. Note the chapter and verse that best fits your answers. ( Do not spend time studying 15-71, we will discuss this at length in our next lesson. For now it is just a reference point to solidify previous chapters.)
1) Make a list of Key words or phrases Jesus spoke that build his case as being the Bread of Life.
2) Make a list of how people responded; whether negative or positive and why you think they responded they way they did. i.e. what did they gain or lose.
3) Share any noticeable differences in how Jesus responded to different types of people. Why do you think this is?
4) Make a list of anything new you have learned thus far throughout this study.
5) How has this changed your relationship with God and other people.
Summarize Chapters 1-6 in your own words. Does this reveal any areas that are still uncertain for you? List them; pray about them; and share them with your group.
Join us next time as we move into 6:16-71 indepthly. In the meantime, share your thoughts.
(C) Teresa Ortiz - Book of John study 2011
» left by Anonymous (1 year 62 days ago.)We appreciate your comments!
Me thinks that most of the epstod answers to your question are good. My addition is this: perhaps rather than asking what to teach them, perhaps you should ask yourself where are you as a family in terms of your spiritual development?That is to say, are you 5 more in need of learning about God's love, his provision for all areas of your life, prayer, growing in faith, honoring ones parents, etc. If so, I recommend using the Index at the back of your Bible to find some passages, reading them, and then seeking God's directions based on what He tells you.You see, if one wanted to build up his or her body, that person could read a book by or about Charles Atlas or Matt Furey. Yet if that person didn't perform any of the exercises, his goal would be unmet. He or she would be mentally wiser, but physically remain the same. So my idea was to help move your spiritual body (using my example above) into action in order to spur growth.God's blessings upon you and your family as you seek Him and His kingdom.Respond to this comment