Week 39   Day 4


The Gospelwriter John shows

            the great debate

            Jesus' contemporaries had

            about him 

because Jesus did good works

            does that mean he came from God? 

or was Jesus from the devil

            because he did not follow

            the traditional interpretation of the law?


If Jesus was of God 

            we must believe him 

if Jesus was not from God

            we must get rid of him 

for some it was very difficult

            to decide

            the truth of this matter.



Jesus is the light in our darkness 

             an eternal fountain

             the bread of life 

             our good shepherd 

             the vine that sustains us 

             the resurrection and the life 


Once you know Jesus

            you cannot stay as you are 

believing is a transforming experience.




                                 IT WON'T LET YOU DIE!

            However, the Bread of Life is no piece of cake.

                                                 John 6


    27Jesus said, "Do not labor for the food which perishes,

but for the food which endures to everlasting life.  29This is

the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."

    30They said to Him, "What sign will You perform, that we

may see it and believe?  31Our fathers ate the manna in the

desert; as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"

    35Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life.  He who comes

to Me shall never hunger.  38 I have come from heaven to do

the will of Him who sent Me, 40that everyone who sees the

Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life." 

    41The Jews then complained about Him.  42They said, "Is not

this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know?"

    44Jesus answered, "No one can come to Me unless the Father

who sent Me draws him.  45 It is written in the prophets, 'They

shall all be taught by God.'  Everyone who has heard and learned

from the Father comes to Me.  47 I say to you, he who believes

in Me has everlasting life.  48 I am the bread of life.  49Your

fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.  50This
the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat
it and not die.  51 I am the living bread.  If anyone eats of this

bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is

My flesh, which I give for the life of the world."

    52The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying,

"How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?"

    55Jesus said, "My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is

drink indeed.  56He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood

abides in Me, and I in him.  57As I live because of the Father,

so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me." 

    59These things He said in the synagogue in Capernaum.

    60Many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, "This

is a hard saying; who can understand it?"  61Jesus said to them,

"Does this offend you?  What then if you should see the Son

of Man ascend where He was before?  63 It is the Spirit who

gives life; the flesh profits nothing.  The words that I speak

to you are spirit, and they are life." 

    66From that time many of His disciples walked with him

no more.  67Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also want

to go away?"  68Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom

shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life.  69We believe

and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

             This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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