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Sunday May 16, 2021 | Jesus’ Hard Teachings
Jesus wanted to do more than fill people’s stomachs; He wanted to give them true life. Jesus’ teachings were hard to understand. When Jesus talked about His flesh and blood, He was talking about His death and resurrection. When we trust in Jesus, He gives us the gift of eternal life.
A crowd of people were looking for Jesus. They found Him on the other side of the sea. Jesus said to them, “You are looking for Me because I gave you food not because you saw My miracles. Don’t work for food that will go bad. The Son of Man will give you food that never goes bad.” The people asked, “What work does God want us to do?” Jesus said, “Believe in the One whom He has sent.” The people said, “What will You do for us to make us believe? Will You do another miracle?” The people wanted bread from heaven like Moses and the Israelites got in the wilderness. Jesus said, “God the Father gives true bread from heaven. I am the bread of life. No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.” Jesus said that the Father had sent Him to do God’s plan. God’s plan is that everyone who sees Jesus—God the Son—and believes in Him will have eternal life. The people complained because Jesus said He came from heaven. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked. Jesus said again, “I am the bread of life. I came from heaven. Moses and the Israelites ate bread in the wilderness, and they died. If anyone eats this bread, he will live forever.” When Jesus said this, many of His followers said, “This teaching is hard. Who can believe it?” Many of Jesus’ followers decided not to follow Him anymore. Jesus asked His twelve disciples, “Do you want to go away too?” Peter answered, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that You are the Holy One of God.”
Christ Connection: Jesus did not come just to give people bread to eat, He came to give them true life. Jesus’ teachings were hard to understand. God the Father wants us to believe in His Son. When we trust in Jesus, He gives us life with God forever.
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