Thoughts and questions, w. b. 7/6/20
We are told (v59) that Jesus has moved on from the side of the lake and is now in the synagogue at Capernaum. I think it’s fair to assume that He is now surrounded by people who have not seen Him feed 5,000 people nor walk on the water.
- Why were people always looking for miracles, and is this still the case today? – v30
- Whether from conversations with real people or not, what miracles would convince people you know to believe in Jesus?
The people mention manna, the bread-like substance that God provided for them in the desert (v31).
- What do you know about the story of the manna (see Exodus 16:31)?
- What other stories do you remember from those 40 years in the desert?
- How do you understand Jesus’ phrase, “I am the bread of life”? – v35 and v48
- In what way(s) do you not become hungry or thirsty as a believer? – v35
It says that Jesus came to do God’s will, not His own.
- What would you say is God’s will for your life?
- What are your thoughts on ‘eating’ Jesus? – v51, 53, 54
- How often, do you think, we, as a Church, should celebrate Communion?
- Is there a way that you recognise Jesus at your mealtimes at home or when you’re out?