Life Group Questions:
1. If you were not able to hear this week’s sermon, consider going to the church website and listening to it. What are some main ideas that you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did the sermon cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?
2. Read John 6:22-26. Explain why the crowds of people were seeking Jesus. In what ways is our religious and nonreligious culture like the crowds in this passage?
3. According to v. 26, Jesus knew the true motives of the crowd. Do you believe Jesus still knows the intents of all people? How does somebody knowing your inner thoughts make you feel?
4. According to verse 27a, Jesus rebukes the crowd for laboring for the food that perishes. Read 2 Thessalonians 3:7-8,10. How should we understand our responsibility to labor for the food we and our family needs?
5. Read John 6:28-29. Describe what it means to do the work of God? Do you consider yourself to be one doing God’s work? Explain.
6. Read Ephesians 2:8-9. How has your view of who is responsible for your salvation changed since you began studying the Scriptures? What did Jesus mean by saying He would not lose any that the Father gave to Him in vs. 37? Is this “all” necessarily a select group (i.e., the elect) or could He be speaking in a generic sense? Explain.
7. Read John 6:31-33. Discuss the difference between the wilderness bread and the true bread Jesus spoke about. What does Jesus mean by saying, “the bread of God is He who comes down and gives life to the world”? Does this mean that He gives life to the whole world?
8. Read John 6:38-40. What is the will of the Father?
9. List at least three comforting truths that we should appreciate in vs. 39?