福音 JN 6：41-51The Jews murmured about Jesus because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven, ” and they said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know his father and mother? Then how can he say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Stop murmuring among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him on the last day. It is written in the prophets: 他们都应该由上帝教导。 Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”
关键词抱怨| 人群| 勇气| 定罪| 澄清| 索赔| 控制上帝| 来到耶稣面前
概述Does it feel like we have read this exact story for the past few weeks? We keep coming back to Jesus being the “bread of life” for the world. We started out with Jesus feeding the crowd with the loaves and fish. Then the crowd followed him, because they wanted more from this guy who could create something from nothing. Remember – they wanted to crown him king which Jesus refused. Now, that they see Jesus is not what they envisioned the Messiah to be, they start to turn on him. Jesus clarifies his mission and claims His right as the one who came to save us through His crucifixion and the cross.
抱怨人群Do you ever notice that people are different when they are in groups than they might be individually? Especially when discontent is rising. The crowd was not happy already because Jesus refused to become their king. Now, someone in the crowd popped up and brought up the fact that they knew Jesus as he grew up – 或 that they knew his father and mother. It probably made this person feel powerful 0 knowing something that might make Jesus seem less important. And when a group of people starts grumbling and complaining in this way, it only grows.
你的定罪的勇气It takes a good deal of bravery for someone to stand up to a crowd like this, from inside the crowd. Whenever I think of standing up against a crowd, I think of a story I read once of Alexander Hamilton, facing a mob in the dead of night, set on tar and feathering a man. The mob could have easily turned on Hamilton, but he stood firm in his convictions. Ultimately, he was able to delay the crowd from entering the building long enough for the man to escape. Notice, we don’t hear of any actions by the disciples and anyone else stepping up to defend Jesus. Remember, many of these folks 锯 治愈自己的奇迹。 最 吃 at the feeding of the 5000 with 5 loaves and 2 fish. Others 有经验 when Jesus cast demons out of people. If anyone had stepped up, this story might have gone very differently. So Jesus, hearing the growing discontent of the crowd, takes their grumbling and complaining on head first.
耶稣澄清了他的要求Specifically, with the statements above, Jesus clarifies his claims to be the Messiah. He also speak of how His way will not be the way that 我们希望。 耶稣的方式不会被群众希望他采取行动所规定。 这将是一种表明父亲意志的方式。
我们不控制上帝This is important. We don’t control God. God is eternally consistent. God is the great 我是. Too often, we want God to be a certain way. How many times do we say this is how 我相信 上帝应该是？ 我们说的话就像。
- 我相信 上帝是爱。
- 我相信 上帝很好。
- 我相信 上帝不会评判我们。
- 我相信 上帝希望我们快乐。
“每个倾听我父亲并向他学习的人都来找我”Pretty simple. Be humble and realize, we aren’t God. 听 在受启发的神的话语中 - 他的话 - 圣经和圣经 学习 从他的教导。 最终， 来到耶稣面前. As Jesus shows in today’s Gospel, He is not at all about what we want Him to be. He is one with God the Father. He came in human form to save us from our sins. He says whoever eats of the living bread that came down from heaven, will live forever. He tells us 究竟 who He is and he wants us to come to Him. And by coming to Jesus, we accept the gift He has given us through His Crucifixion on the Cross. That’s a great way to end this lesson. Our directions from Jesus are clear.
- 听他的话 - 阅读圣经。
- 来到耶稣 - 就像我们一样。
- 接受他的 礼品 救恩 - 在十字架上买的。