Discuss

You are what you eat…If you were to suddenly transform into one type of food based on what you have eaten most in your life, what would you be? What do you enjoy about that particular food?

Discover

Focus: Jesus is the bread of life and those who eat Him will live through Him and by Him.

I. Read John 6:32-35, 48-51, 56-57, 63. Based on these verses:
A. What titles did the Lord Jesus use to describe Himself in these verses? There are at least 4 titles that are very similar to each other.
B. Consider the example of physical food. What must occur to prepare raw materials so that we can eat them? What did Jesus do to prepare Himself so that we could “eat Him”? (Hint: v. 33, 51)
C. What processes occur as we actually eat physical food and what are the results we experience when we eat? Based upon this, what do you think Jesus meant when He told us to eat Him?
D. Find 2 verbs in these verses that show us the significance of eating Jesus (Hint: v. 35)
E. Find 2 verbs that describe the result of our eating Jesus (Hint: vv. 56-57).
F. Memorize John 6:57As the living Father has sent Me and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me.

Apply

How does verse 63 show us the real way Jesus intended that we eat Him? He did not want us to physically eat His flesh but to eat His ________.

What is a practical way for us to “eat Jesus” today? See Matthew 4:4, Jeremiah 15:16, and 1 Peter 2:2-3.

How are you doing with respect to eating Jesus in this way day by day? Do you have any tips for others or questions on how you can spiritually eat more regularly?

Pray for one another to have the proper spiritual eating!

Bonus

Sing “I am the living bread” with your group:

I am the living bread, which came down out of heaven;
If anyone, if anyone eats of this bread he shall live forever;

And the bread (and the bread)
Which I will (which I)
Will give is my flesh,
given for (given for)
for the life (for the)
life of the world.

I am the living bread, which came down out of heaven;
If anyone, if anyone eats of this bread he shall live forever.

Bible Verses

John 6:32 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.

John 6:33 For the bread of God is He who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.

John 6:34 They said therefore to Him, Lord, give us this bread always.

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall by no means hunger, and he who believes into Me shall by no means ever thirst.

John 6:48 I am the bread of life.

John 6:49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.

John 6:50 This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, that anyone may eat of it and not die.

John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread which I will give is My flesh, given for the life of the world.

John 6:56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me and I in him.

John 6:57 As the living Father has sent Me and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me.

John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, It is written, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God.”

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found and I ate them, / And Your word became to me / The gladness and joy of my heart, / For I am called by Your name, / O Jehovah, God of hosts.

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, long for the guileless milk of the word in order that by it you may grow unto salvation,

1 Peter 2:3 If you have tasted that the Lord is good.