In John 6, more is revealed about the Lord Jesus Christ. First we find Him miraculously feeding 5000 men and their families, which leads to a discussion of Jesus being the Bread of Life.
67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
John 6:67-69, King James Version
Beginning with the feeding of the 5000, John 6 takes us through several discourses of Jesus, sometimes with the people in general and sometimes with His disciples.
His miracles certainly attracted the attention of the crowd. They were interested in His miracles, but most were disillusioned and quit following Him when they perceived that He claimed to be the Son of God.
When He claimed to be the Bread of Life, they were thoroughly confused, not unlike people of our day. What kind of Jesus do most people of our day want? Like those people in Jesus' day, most did not want anything to do with a Savior. He had the Words of eternal life, but they were not interested.
Jesus approached His disciples and asked if they too would go away. Then we have those wonderful, classic words of Simon Peter. "Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life."
So, too, today, Jesus has the Words of eternal life. If we, like Peter, believe and are sure that He is Christ, the Son of the Living God, then we, too, will be with Him forever!
Feeding the 5000 - Verses 1-14
It must have been an amazing sight. Feeding the 5000 is one of the most familiar of all of the miracles of Jesus.
Alone Time - Verse 15
Each of us appreciates a certain amount of alone time, but can you imagine being the Son of God, yet physically separated from God His Father?
Fears - Verses 16-21
Fears! It was a frightening storm at sea for the disciples. What a time to be without Jesus there to calm them!
Seeking Jesus - Verses 22-25
The people were seeking Jesus. Imagine their surprise when He appeared at Capernaum with His disciples. After all, they knew He had not gotten on the boat with them when they left the other side of the sea.
Give Us Bread - Verses 26-34
"Give us bread," the disciples implored Jesus, after a lengthy conversation with Him as recorded in John 6.
Bread of Life - Verses 35-40
In John 6, Jesus revealed Himself as the Bread of Life; a bread that will sustain us, not as our earthly bread, but forever!
Taught of God - Verses 41-48
Taught of God! A professional musician is often identified with their teacher; can you imagine being taught by God? According to Jesus, as His children, we are all taught by God, Himself!
Living Bread - Verses 49-59
What is living bread? What did Jesus mean when He told the people that they had to eat His body and drink His blood?
Disillusioned - Verses 60-63
Disillusioned! That described most of the disciples of Jesus when they heard Him claim that He was the Son of God.
To Whom? - Verses 64-71
"To Whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life." These words of Peter spoke the heart of the disciples of Jesus.