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John 6:56-69

2006-08-23 — This one was originally drawn for earlier verses in John 6, but we can’t think of a better way to close out this round of ‘bread’ readings.

BIBLE PASSAGE — Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.” He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.

When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.” Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”

— Proper 16, Series B


  1. Jim Pierce — 6241 days ago #

    Sure glad you left this cartoon until this week! I used the “you are what you eat in last week’s sermon, and they might have thought I got it from you! Also: We’re raisin’ bread, no matter how you slice it.

  2. Doris Jewell — 6231 days ago #

    there are passages listed that do not correspond with the drawing – case in point – John 6:56-69 has a drawing for John 6:41-51 – completely different texts

  3. Jim — 5150 days ago #

    Doris, did you have a look at the comment at the top of this page?

  4. Mike — 2337 days ago #

    I remember what my mom taught me, basically the same with this passage. thanks for sharing


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