John 6:22-51_Receiving Jesus
Brian Sullivan   -  

Passage: John 6:22-51

Sections, Scripture Passages, Quotes:

“Be a gracious receiver”

22-29: Receiving Jesus’ Work

“Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of loaves.”  (v/26)

“Do not work for the food that perishes but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” (v/27)

“This is the work of God, that you believe in him who he has sent.” (v/29)

30-40: Receiving Jesus’ Life

The manna came down from heaven; Jesus came down from heaven The Father sent the manna; the Father sent Jesus. The manna gave life to the Israelites; Jesus gives life to the world.The manna gave life for a little while; Jesus is the living bread who gives eternal life through the sacrifice of his own body on the cross. – Gloria Furman

“Jesus said to them: I am the bead of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (v/35)

Jesus explains his mysterious saying. He said to them, I am the bread of life; i.e., I am the One who both imparts and sustains life…Jesus completely identifies himself with this bread of life….referring not to any kind of life but to spiritual, everlasting life. It is through faith, i.e., through intimate union with him, assimilating him spiritually as physical bread is assimilated physically, that man attains to everlasting life.” – William Hendriksen

“For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” (v/40)

41-51 – Receiving Jesus’ Call

Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live. (Isaiah 55:1–3)