John 6:52-71_Abides in Me & I in Him
Brian Sullivan   -  

Passage: John 6:52-71

52-59 – Jesus Internalized

Not EATING his body and blood but ACCEPTING His sacrifice of flesh and blood for us and becoming one with Him in Spirit

That the believer remains in Jesus means he or she continues to be identified with Jesus, continues as a Christian, continues in saving faith and consequent transformation of life. That Jesus remains in the believer means that Jesus identifies with the believer, but not in reciprocal trust and transformation but in help, blessing, life and personal presence by the Spirit” – D.A. Carson

60-65: Internalized through Spirit

*Spirit brings life

*Spirit brings Assurance

*Spirit is Available to Everyone

*We Attain the Spirit through Asking.

Luke 11:13 – If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!

66-71: Internalized through the Word 

*God’s Word brings & sustains life —Ps. 119 “My soul clings to dust; give me life according to your word” (25) My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word (28)

*God’s Word transforms our lives – The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving (or converting) the soul (P19:7)

We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.” – Stott

*God’s Word directs toward true life – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (P119:105)

you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot – 1 Peter 1:18-19