Nov. 27, 2022
The Bread of LifeNovember 26 & 27, 2022
Primary Text: John 6:48-51
Previous Teaching: The Bread
1) Not by Bread Alone
Matthew 4:1-4: Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"
DQ 1) What sustenance comes from “every word from the mouth of God”?
2) Unleavened Bread
1 Corinthians 5:7-8: For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth.
DQ 2) What is the “Passover”? How were the Israelites instructed to celebrate it? What was the significance of unleavened bread?
3) Bread From Heaven
Exodus 16:4-5: Then the LORD said to Moses, "I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days."
DQ 3) What was “manna”? How often did the Israelites receive manna?
This Week’s Teaching
1) True Bread
John 6:31-32: Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.' Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven."
DQ 1) What is “true bread from heaven”?
2) The Bread of Life
John 6:33-35: "For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread." Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty."
DQ 2) What does the Scripture mean when it says Jesus is the “bread of life”?