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					                       BIBLE STUDY on JOHN                                   (NIV) Part 11                                                                              Two Kinds of Bread
                                                                                                                              The great crowd of people were       later died. So now when Jesus fed           and obeying them. We need to keep
                                                                                                                            glad to have food to eat when they     the multitude that day, the bread they      taking in His life every day, just as
                                       JESUS IS THE BREAD OF LIFE                                                           were so hungry. They wanted Jesus      ate was just for their physical bodies.     we need to eat food every day for our
                                                                                  died. 50 But here is the bread that       to be their king so they would never   Though they ate it and were filled,         physical bodies.
  John 6 v 5 - 14, 35, 47 - 51,          thanks and distributed to those who
                                                                                  comes down from heaven which a            have to worry about working for        they would still grow old and die             In a spiritual sense you can “eat”
          53 - 56, 63                    were seated as much as they wanted.                                                                                       later.                                      the flesh of Jesus and “drink” His
                                         He did the same with the fish.           man may eat and not die. 51 I am the      food again! But Jesus reminded
                                                                                  living bread that came down from          them of what had happened to their        But Jesus had great news! Now            blood each day:
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand              12 When they had all had enough                                                                                         Jesus was offering a new kind of            1. Each day walk in the light of
                                         to eat, He said to His disciples,        heaven. If a man eats of this bread,      ancestors long before. The children
                                                                                  he will live forever. This bread is my    of Israel were on their way from       “bread”, which if people ate of it,         God’s Word. If you sin, admit your
  5 When Jesus looked up and saw         “Gather the pieces that are left over.                                                                                    would cause them not to die. Yes,           sin to God and the blood of Jesus
                                         Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they       flesh which I will give for the life of   Egypt to the land God had promised
a great crowd coming toward Him,                                                                                                                                   their physical bodies would die but         will cleanse you so that you can
                                         gathered them and filled twelve          the world.”                               them. This great crowd of people
6 He said to Philip, “Where shall                                                                                                                                  they themselves would never die and         continue having good fellowship
                                         baskets with the pieces of the five         53 Jesus said to them, “I tell you     became hungry in the wilderness.
we buy bread for these people to                                                                                                                                   Christ would raise their bodies at the      with Him. (1 John 1 v 7, 9)
                                         barley loaves left over by those who     the truth, unless you eat the flesh of    So God “rained” bread from heaven
eat?”. 6 He asked this only to test                                                                                                                                last day when He comes again.               2. Each day ask Jesus to fill you
                                         had eaten.                               the Son of Man and drink His blood,       to feed them each day! What a
him, for He already had in mind                                                                                                                                    Jesus told the people that He,              with His Holy Spirit. In everything
                                           14 After the people saw the            you have no life in you. 54 Whoever       wonderful miracle this was (Exodus
what He was going to do.                                                                                                                                           Himself, was a different kind of            you do, depend on the power of His
                                         miraculous sign that Jesus did, they     eats My flesh and drinks My blood         16 v 4 - 35)! The people did not
  7 Philip answered Him, “Eight                                                                                                                                    bread that could be eaten! He was           Spirit within you.          Receive
                                         began to say, “Surely this is the        has eternal life and I will raise him     know exactly what this new kind of
months’ wages would not buy                                                                                                                                        living bread for their souls! He had        instructions from Him each day from
                                         Prophet who is to come into the          up at the last day. 55 For My flesh is    food was so they called it manna
enough bread for each one to have                                                                                                                                  come down from heaven just like the         the Bible. God’s Word is life to us.
                                         world.”                                  real food and My blood is real drink.     which means, What is this?
a bite!”                                                                                                                                                           manna had come down from heaven.            Spend some time alone with God
                                           35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the      56 Whoever eats My flesh and                Later God taught the people why
  8 Another of His disciples,                                                                                                                                      He had come to give His life for the        each day when you can talk to Him
                                         bread of life. He who comes to Me        drinks My blood remains in Me and         He had done this. Moses told the
Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother,                                                                                                                                     world. Whoever “eats” - or receives         aloud. Then, during the day, keep
                                         will never go hungry and he who          I in him.”                                people, “Remember how the Lord
spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five                                                                                                                               into their souls - the life of Jesus will   thinking about Him. Talk to Him in
                                         believes in Me will never                                  63 “The Spirit gives    your God led you all the way in the
small barley loaves and two small                                                                                                                                  never die.                                  your mind about everything. You
                                         be thirsty.”                                            life; the flesh counts     desert these forty years to humble
fish but how far will they go among                                                                                                                                   How can we “eat” this Bread of           will find yourself becoming more
                                           47 “I tell you the truth,                             for nothing. The words     you and to test you in order to
so many?”                                                                                                                                                          Life, which is Jesus? How can we            and more like Jesus.
                                         he who believes has                                     I have spoken to you       know what was in your heart
  10 Jesus said, “Have the people                                                                                                                                  “drink” His blood? We can accept              God has a wonderful promise for
                                         everlasting life. 48 I am                               are spirit and they are    whether or not you would keep His
sit down.” There was plenty of                                                                                                                                     Christ’s sacrifice of His body on the       you if you do these things: “Then
                                         the bread of life. 49 Your                              life.”                     commands.        He humbled you,
grass in that place and the men sat                                                                                                                                cross for our own salvation. We can         those who feared the Lord talked
                                         forefathers ate the manna                                                          causing you to hunger and then
down, about five thousand of them.                                                                                                                                 accept Jesus as the Lamb of God             with each other and the Lord
                                         in the desert, yet they                                                            feeding you with manna which
11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave                                                                                                                                whose blood covers our sins. We             listened and heard. A scroll of
                                                                                                                            neither you nor your fathers had
                                                                                                                            known to teach you that man does       can receive His life-giving Spirit into     remembrance was written in His
                                                                                                                            not live on bread alone but on         our hearts. We can also receive His         presence concerning those who
                                                 Something to Do                                                            every word that comes from the         life-giving words by studying them          feared the Lord and honoured His
                             Memorize these verses; John 6 v 35 and John 6 v 63                                             m o u t h         o f     t h e                                                          name. “They will be mine,”
                                                                                                                            Lord.” (Deuteronomy 8 v 2 +                                                              says the Lord Almighty, “in
                                         What This Story Teaches Us                                                                                                                                                  the day when I make up My
1. Jesus cares about our needs. He       4. God does not like waste. He           money wisely: “Do not store up              Even though God provided                                                               treasured possession. I will
already has plans to provide for all     wants us to use everything that He       for yourselves treasure on earth          manna from heaven in such a                                                              spare them just as in
of our needs but He wants to test        gives to us, “let nothing be                                                       marvellous way for many years,                                                           compassion a man spares his
                                                                                  where moth and rust destroy and
                                                                                                                            the manna was just bread for                                                             son       who       serves
our faith in Him. He wants us to         wasted.”                                 where thieves break in and steal.
                                                                                                                            physical bodies. The people                                                              him.” (Malachi 3 v 16 + 17)
look to Him and depend on Him              He wants us to use our time            But store up for yourselves
for every need that we have.             wisely: “Making the most of              treasures in heaven, where moth           who ate it, still grew old and
2. Even Jesus gave thanks for the        every opportunity, because the           and rust do not destroy and
little that He had. God says to us,      days are evil. Therefore do not be       where thieves do not break in
“give        thanks      in    all       foolish but understand what the          and steal.      For where your
circumstances, for this is God’s         Lord’s will is.” (Ephesians 5 v 16       treasure is, there your heart will                                          God’s Word is Food for Your Soul
will for you in Christ Jesus”. (1        + 17)                                    be also.” (Matthew 6 v 19 - 21)
Thessalonians                              He wants us to use our abilities       5. As the disciples received the            Long ago Job said, “I have not       heart’s delight, for I bear Your            babies crave pure spiritual milk
5 v 18)                                  and talents wisely: “His master          food from Jesus, they distributed it      departed from the commands             name,       O     Lord      God             so that by it you may grow up
3. Jesus can solve every problem         replied, ‘Well done, good and            to the hungry crowd. When we              of His lips; I have treasured the      Almighty.” (Jeremiah 15 v 16)               in your salvation, now that you
and meet ever need in abundance.         faithful servant! You have been          receive spiritual food from Jesus         words of His mouth more than             The psalmist said, “How sweet             have tasted that the Lord is
“Now to Him who is able to do            faithful with a few things; I will       each day, we also have something          my daily bread.” (Job 23 v 12)         are Your promises to my taste,              good.” (1 Peter 2 v 2 + 3)
immeasurably more than all we            put you in charge of many things.        to share with those around us who           Jeremiah declared, “When             sweeter than honey to my                      Let us “eat” God’s Word every
ask or imagine, according to His         Come and share your master’s             need the “bread of life.”                 Your words came, I ate them;           mouth!.” (Psalm 119 v 103)                  day!
power that is at work within             happiness!.’ (Matthew 25 v 21)                                                     they were my joy and my                  Peter urged, “Like newborn
us.” (Ephesians 3 v 20)                    Jesus also wants us to use our                                                                                                                                                                       LW

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