SwindollStudyBible-John - Page 28

rough. 19 They had rowed three or four miles* when
suddenly they saw ­Jesus walking on the water toward
the boat. They were terrified, 20 but he called out to
them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here!*” 21 Then they were
eager to let him in the boat, and immediately they
arrived at their destination!
Jesus, the Bread of Life
22 The
next day the crowd that had stayed on the far
shore saw that the disciples had taken the only boat,
and they realized ­Jesus had not gone with them.
23 Several boats from Ti­be­ri­as landed near the place
where the Lord had blessed the bread and the people
had eaten. 24 So when the crowd saw that neither
­Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the
boats and went across to Ca­per­na­um to look for him.
25 They found him on the other side of the lake and
asked, “Rab­bi, when did you get here?”
26 ­Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be
with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. 27 But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your
energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man*
can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal
of his approval.”
28 They replied, “We want to perform God’s works,
too. What should we do?”
29 ­Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants
from you: Believe in the one he has sent.”
30 They answered, “Show us a miraculous sign
if you want us to believe in you. What can you do?
31 After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The Scriptures say,
‘­Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.’*”
32 ­Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, ­Moses didn’t give
you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now
he offers you the true bread from heaven. 33 The
true bread of God is the one who comes down from
heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 “Sir,” they said, “give us that bread every day.”
35 ­Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever
comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 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.”
41 Then the people* began to murmur in disagreement because he had said, “I am the bread that came
down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Isn’t this ­Jesus, the
son of Jo­seph? We know his father and mother. How
can he say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”
J ohn 6 : 5 8
JOHN 6:1-15
Father, help us to trust in You, the God
of impossibilities. It doesn’t matter
how great the pressure is. What really
matters is where the pressure lies—
whether it comes between us and
You or whether it presses us nearer to
Your heart. We long to give the burden
over to You—the i­ mpossible situation,
the ­uncrossable river, the untunneled
mountain. We give it all over to You
with absolute ­confidence. In the name
of Jesus, who can do the impossible,
we pray. Amen.
43 But ­Jesus replied, “Stop complaining about
what I said. 44 For no one can come to me unless
the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at
the last day I will raise them up. 45 As it is written
in the Scriptures,* ‘They will all be taught by God.’
Every­one who listens to the Father and learns from
him comes to me. 46 (Not that anyone has ever seen
the Father; only I, who was sent from God, have
seen him.)
47 “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes has
eternal life. 48 Yes, I am the bread of life! 49 Your
ancestors ate manna in the wilderness, but they all
died. 50 Anyone who eats the bread from heaven,
however, will never die. 51 I am the living bread that
came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this
bread will live forever; and this bread, which I will
offer so the world may live, is my flesh.”
52 Then the people began arguing with each other
about what he meant. “How can this man give us his
flesh to eat?” they asked.
53 So ­Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, unless
you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his
blood, you cannot have eternal life within you. 54 But
anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has
eternal life, and I will raise that person at the last
day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is
true drink. 56 Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks
my blood remains in me, and I in him. 57 I live because of the living Father who sent me; in the same
way, anyone who feeds on me will live because of me.
58 I am the true bread that came down from heaven.
Anyone who eats this bread will not die as your ancestors did (even though they ate the manna) but will
live forever.”
6:19 Greek 25 or 30 stadia [4.6 or 5.5 kilometers]. 6:20 Or The ‘I Am’ is here; Greek reads I am. See Exod 3:14. 6:27 “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself. 
6:31 Exod 16:4; Ps 78:24. 6:41 Greek Jewish people; also in 6:52. 6:45 Greek in the prophets. Isa 54:13. 

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