Maundy Thursday: John 6:47-56: I Am the Bread of Life

The first Passover, such a horrific and gruesome sight, unlike any in Egypt, whether before or after.  At twilight, an enslaved people slaughter thousands of lambs, eat of their flesh, and brush their blood on the doorposts of their houses.  Those lambs died, so the firstborn sons of Israel may live.  From this somber Passover, […]

John: Lesson 9: The Food of God’s Kingdom (John 6:25 – 71)

Jesus is back in Galilee with another Passover soon approaching.  He crossed over the Sea of Galilee and a crowd follows Him there.  Hungry, Jesus took five loaves and seven fish and multiplied them to feed a crowd of 5,000 men, plus women and children. Both Jesus and His disciples leave and the crowd follows […]

Jesus, the Bread of Life: John 6:22-35

Feeding the crowd of 5,000 with five loaves of bread and two fish was an enormous crowd-pleaser.  Getting free food had so enthralled the crowd that they wanted to make Jesus their bread king–by force, if needed! So, Jesus withdrew to a mountain to slip away from their plots and schemes.  His disciples left by […]