Lesson 15 The Response of the Disciples John 6:60-71
In Verses 26-59 John gives us an account of the reaction of the Jewish people to the feeding of the 5,000 and the teachings of Jesus. From Verse 59-71 Jesus is speaking to the disciples. John tells us what some of his disciples start to think and say and why. This is a time for them to re-think their commitment to Jesus. Some of them had left everything to follow Jesus. It must have been a sad moment for Jesus when he saw them turning away from him. It is at this point that Jesus is challenging his 12 disciples: are you staying or leaving?
b) are there some people today who react to Jesus’ teaching the same way?
Question 3 Jesus knew that one of his disciples would betray him. Do you think Jesus was hoping that he would also leave him?
Question 4 Some left Jesus and returned to their former way of life because they couldn’t understand what Jesus was talking about Verse 66 Are there today other reasons why people a) turn away from Jesus OR b)don’t come to Jesus?
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