c. The Bread of Life
(1) Seekers after the Perishing Food
22 The next day the crowd which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there had been no other small boat there except one, and that Jesus had not gotten into the boat with His disciples, but that His disciples had gone away alone.
23 But other small boats from Tiberias came near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they themselves got into the small boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
25 And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, Rabbi, when did You get here?
26 Jesus answered them and said, Truly, truly, I say to you, You seek Me not because you have seen signs, but because you ate of the bread and were filled.
30 They said then to Him, What asign then will You do that we may see and believe You? What work will You do?
(2) Food Abiding to Eternal Life
32 Jesus therefore said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Moses has not given you the bread out of heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread out of heaven.
33 For the bread of God is He who 1comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.
34 They said therefore to Him, Lord, give us this bread always.
36 But I have said to you that you have also seen Me, and yet you do not believe.
37 All that the Father agives Me will come to Me, and him who comes to Me I shall by no means cast out.
40 For this is the will of My Father, that every one who beholds the Son and believes into Him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up in the last day.
41 The Jews therefore murmured concerning Him because He said, I am the bread that acame down out of heaven.
43 Jesus answered and said to them, Do not murmur among yourselves.
47 Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes ahas eternal life.
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
52 The Jews then contended with one another, saying, How can this man give us His flesh to eat?
53 Jesus therefore said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His 1blood, you do not have life within yourselves.
55 For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink.
(c) Resurrected to Indwell
58 This is the bread which came down out of heaven, not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread ashall live forever.
59 He said these things in a synagogue as He taught in Capernaum.
60 Many therefore of His disciples, when they heard this, said, This word is hard; who can hear it?
61 But Jesus, knowing in Himself that His disciples were murmuring about this, said to them, Does this astumble you?
(e) Becoming the Life-giving Spirit
(f) Embodied and Realized
in the Word of Life
in the Word of Life
66 From that time many of His disciples went back to what they left behind and no longer walked with Him.
67 Jesus therefore said to the twelve, Do you also want to go away?
68 Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have awords of eternal life,
69 And we have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God.
71 Now He spoke of Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, would betray Him.