41 At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”
42 They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?”
43 “Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered.
44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.
45 It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me.
46 No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.
47 Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died.
50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die.
51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
Walking in Faith: Reflection Questions on John 6:41-51
- Can you relate to the Jews’ grumbling in John 6:41-42? Has there been a moment in your life where you were skeptical or doubtful of God, Jesus, or the Bible? How did you resolve it? Or how are you working to resolve it?
- What does it mean to you that Jesus is the bread of life? How does this shape your understanding of who Jesus is?
- How do you respond to Jesus’ claim that, “Whoever eats this bread will live forever”?