Other Accounts of What You Read in John 6
Understanding the Scriptures
|Pennyworth (v. 7)||A laborer’s wages for a day|
|Even (v. 16)||Evening|
|Five and twenty or thirty furlongs (v. 19)||3 to 4 miles|
|Took shipping (v. 24)||Got into boats|
|Murmured, murmur (vv. 41, 43, 61)||Complained, complain|
|Strove (v. 52)||Argued, quarreled|
|Quickeneth (v. 63)||Gives life|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–D) as you study John 6.
Choose a King
Make a Comparison
Draw a chart like the one below. Fill it in with things Jesus referred to in John 6:22–27.
“Meat” That Perishes
“Meat” That Endures
The Bread of Life
If you have ever eaten a hot slice of homemade bread, think about how it tastes and what it provides for you. Read John 6:48–59 and think about how Jesus provides spiritual food for us. Answer the following questions:
According to verses 51–58, what two things did Jesus say we need to do in order to have eternal life?
How can those teachings help make the ordinance of the sacrament more meaningful to you?
“The Inconvenient Messiah”
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, then president of Brigham Young University, said, “Life was very inconvenient for [Jesus], and, unless I miss my guess, it will often be so for you and for me when we take upon us his name” (“The Inconvenient Messiah,” Brigham Young University 1981–82 Fireside and Devotional Speeches, 77). Read John 6:60–71 and explain the following:
How was Jesus’ doctrine “inconvenient” for many of His disciples?
What gave Peter, despite the “inconvenience,” the strength to continue following Jesus?
What can you do to ensure your obedience when the Lord asks you to do difficult things?
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