John Lesson 9 Day 4

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John Lesson 9 Day 4

Jesus answers the crowd’s third question. John 6:30-33

8. What sign (miracle, wonderwork) will you perform then, that we may see it and believe you?

a. They wanted a supernatural sign.

Specifically, those who heard about the miraculous feeding of thousands wanted to see Jesus do it in front of them. The ones who ate the miracle food wanted to eat it again and again.

Perhaps many wanted to see Jesus perform an even greater miracle than multiplying the boy’s lunch. Or were the ones who did not see the miracle doubting it even happened?

b. I don’t think I make demands.

I do occasionally feel sad or sorry for myself when I see someone blessed in a way I desire.

9. a. Perhaps, Scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem

The crowd that heard Jesus at Capernaum’s synagogue followed him from the feeding of the 5000 and then to the other side of the lake. Matthew 15:1, John 6:41 tell us that scribes from Jerusalem have joined them. So in addition to the crowd’s growing desire for more miraculous signs, free food, and curiosity, the scribes and Pharisses

The people quoted Psalm 105:40 which says, “He [Moses] gave them bread from heaven to eat” trying to manipulate Jesus into providing daily bread again.

b.  God in flesh and blood is a much greater miracle than manna.

Jesus corrected them saying that Moses was not the one who gave the people bread from heaven. It was God who rained down bread from the skies for the Israelites. Moses was only the channel God used to work miracles.

But that was not true bread from heaven. The true bread of God is the one [Jesus] who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” John 6:33

Jesus came to give spiritual life. Physical food only satisfies and keeps us physically alive for a little while. Spiritual bread gives life eternal forever.

10. True bread

I believe in the Lord Jesus, and I am saved as promised in Acts 16:31. Therefore, I have eaten the genuine bread that Father God sent from heaven which gives life to the world.

In Greek alethes, translated TRUE means real and genuine — The opposite of imperfect, defective, frail, or uncertain. Source: Thayer’s Greek Lexicon

This relates to communion. Jesus said, eat my flesh [bread] and drink my blood [wine]. John 6:54

Luke 11:29-30 NLT

As the crowd pressed in on Jesus, he said, “This evil generation keeps asking me to show them a miraculous sign. But the only sign I will give them is the sign of Jonah. What happened to him was a sign to the people of Nineveh that God had sent him. What happens to the Son of Man will be a sign to these people that he was sent by God.

Unlike pagan Ninevah who believed Jonah’s message, most of the Jews rejected Jesus—God’s only Son who came in the flesh—who performed many miracles and came back from the dead.


My answers to BSF Bible study questions on John Lesson 9 Day 4, John 6:30-33