Talks for Growing Christians
The Final Section of the Bread of Life Discourse
Lesson Number 30
- Not every disciple is a true believer.
- Not every doctrine is easy to handle.
- Will you turn away because of difficult doctrine?
- Let’s follow the logic of Peter.
- Were Jesus’ disciples of John 6:60-66 the twelve disciples?
- Why did many disciples turn away?
- When the Lord spoke about eating His body and drinking His blood, was He referring to the Lord’s Supper?
- What was the good news in this situation?
- Are all disciples true believers?
- What is the mark of a true disciple?
- Are all doctrines easy to handle?
- No. They were among those from Galilee who followed Him and saw His miracles.
- Because some had expected Jesus to become their political leader, and they realized this wasn’t happening. Some were offended by His teaching, “Eat My body, drink My blood.”
- No. This discourse took place a year before the Lord’s Supper was instituted.
- Although many turned away from the Lord, there were some who stayed.
- No. Note that many of His disciples left Him.
- Perseverance. See John 8:30-31.
- No. Many said that this was a hard saying (John 6:60). The same is true today. For example, the doctrine of election and the foreknowledge of God is difficult to comprehend. You are destined, yet you are responsible for your destiny.
- Read John 6:68. Are you following Peter’s logic? Even if you wanted to turn away because of difficult teaching, where would you go?
- Consider a few doctrines that are difficult to understand. Discuss them.
- The mark of a true disciple is perseverance. Do you carry this mark on you?
- “It is the Spirit who gives life...the words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63
- “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” John 6:68