GodSpeak – John 6:1-24 – Nov. 7-12

The Gospel of John 6:1-24

As far as Jesus’ miracles go, it doesn’t get much better than the feeding of the 5,000 and Jesus walking on the water. Why would Jesus choose to show his power through an unlikely meal and this nature-defying act? Is Jesus just showing off, or is he building a case for who he really is?

Weekly Memory Verse: John 6:20
“It is I; don’t be afraid”

Monday, November 7     Read John 6:1-15. Here we have another “miraculous sign” by Jesus. Why are the people there? What are they looking for? What do they get? Why do you suppose John notes that it was near Passover time? What is Jesus telling us about himself?

Tuesday, November 8     Read John 6:16-24. The setting of this miracle may tell us something about ourselves. The disciples are ready to set off … at night… into a windstorm… without…

Wednesday, November 9     After reviewing John 6:1-24, read 1 Kings 17:8-16 and 2 Kings 4:42-44. After Jesus feeds the crowd, they consider him the Prophet. Is he? They wanted to make him a king by force. Is he a king too? How do the people misunderstand who Jesus really is?

Thursday, November 10     After reviewing John 6:1-24, read Exodus 3. Jesus’ words in John 6:20 in Greek are ego eimi. Translated, it’s simply “I am.” Consider the setting. Is Jesus telling us something? How could those two words give comfort to his disciples in the boat?

Friday, November 11     After reviewing John 6:1-24, read Luke 12:22-34. Jesus’ disciples certainly seemed to have every reason to fear, yet Jesus told them, “Don’t be afraid.” What are your fears? What control do your fears have over your life? What does Jesus (I AM) say?

Saturday, November 12     After reviewing John 6:1-24, read John 18:28-40. Some Christians are convinced we need to “make Jesus our king.” Can we do that? Where do we find Jesus’ kingdom?

Bethel Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN – bethelstpaul.com


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