John Lesson 10 Day 5

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John Lesson 10 Day 5

John 6:67-71

12. a. Peter’s Confession of Faith John 6:68-69

Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” John 6:68-69 (emphasis added)

“As John phrases our Lord’s question in Greek, he implies that it was not asked in a mood of despair; the use of the Greek negative me in a question indicates that the answer ‘No’ is expected. ‘You don’t want to go away too, do you?’” (Bruce)

Psalm 73:20-28

Phrases similar to Peter’s confession (in bold)

Whom have I in heaven but you?
    I desire you more than anything on earth.
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
    but God remains the strength of my heart;
    he is mine forever…

But as for me, how good it is to be near God!
I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter,
and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do. NLT

b. Personal response

Peter and the Psalmist are good examples of how I should remain steadfast in following Jesus even when I do not understand everything in scripture or what he is speaking to me directly.

  • Peter still acknowledges that Jesus is his Lord. vs 68
  • He understands the importance of spiritual things: the words of eternal life.
  • Peter makes another statement of faith saying
    . . . We have believed and have come to know that you are the Holy One [Messiah] of God. vs 69

c. Personal

Even as a child, I remember wondering how the other children in school managed to cope with tests, skinned knees, rejection from classmates, etc. without a personal relationship with the Lord.

The older I got, the more complex my life became. Now, with instant news of wars and rumors of wars, mass shootings, pandemics, legalizing and glorifying sin . . . literally, “Where else can we go, Lord? You alone have the words of eternal life.”

13. John 6:70

“Then Jesus shocked them with these words: ‘I have hand-picked you to be my twelve, knowing that one of you is the devil.’ ” TPT Footnote: The Greek word for “devil” means “slanderer” or “adversary.”

DAY 6

Things I learned:

  • Additional reasons why many of the Jews were offended by what Jesus said.
  • How much empty space is in my body. I had no idea it was that much. More room for You, Jesus! Fill me up!

Prayer:

My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. (I) pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower (me) with inner strength through His Spirit. Then You, Christ, will make Your home in (my) heart as (I) trust in You. (My) roots will grow down into Your love and keep (me) strong. And may (I) have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep Your love is. May (I) experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then (I) will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from (You), God. Amen (adapted from Ephesians 3:14-19 MSG & NLT)


My answers to BSF Bible study questions on John Lesson 10 Day 5