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Jesus the Bread of Life
"And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that  cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst." [John 6.35]

It has been said that reading the Bible is like peeling an onion; every time you unpeel one layer, you find another one underneath. In other words, there are often several different levels of understanding to be found even in such a simple statement or verse. With this statement from the Gospel record of John, Jesus stirred up the Jews, causing no small amount of dissent, yet what did Jesus mean by it? "Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?" [ John 6.60]

Why did Jesus choose the symbol of the bread? Well, bread was a staple food for the Jews, just as it is today. Everyone understood bread was essential to life and hunger was something experienced by most people in those times. At its simplest, this quotation of Jesus means that just as bread is vital to mortal life, so Jesus is essential to everlasting life. We can see then that the hunger referred to, is a spiritual hunger and the thirst, a spiritual thirsting. These represent our longing to understand, to make sense of this life.



By: Mary Jones
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Jesus is always the Bread of Life.
Then Jesus=the Bible Plus Alpha and Omega.



By: Takao Ogawa
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the bible



By: al lavador
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How does one,in our current day eat the flesh of Jesus and drink His blood ?
To love one another.



By: Takao Ogawa
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Jesus - Our Bread and Our Drink

In (John 1:1 NIV) the Bible says - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God

Because Jesus is the Word, his being and the scriptures feed us like bread.  Because we are his children, take him into our own hearts and lives, claim his power, and ask for forgiveness, we are washed clean with his blood.

His body is sufficient to bring forth what we need to fortify our relationship with the Holy Spirit. Jesus is mediary to God.



By: Margaret Ayala
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How does one, in our current day eat the flesh of Jesus and drink His blood?
accept His sacrafice for our sins, read and practice His word



By: Joi Sinclair
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How does one, in our current day eat the flesh of Jesus and drink His blood?
when we observe communion, but also when we read His word and accept His gift of eternal live with the cleansing of our sins through His sacrafice



By: Joi Sinclair
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How does one, in our current day eat the flesh of Jesus and drink His blood?
Communion



By: Amber Gregg
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How does one, in our current day eat the flesh of Jesus and drink His blood?
The Lord`s Supper reminds us that we have to keep it as a rememberance of the Lord Jesus, who is given to us as a Lamb of God to be sacrifice as a sin offering. Jesus Said This my body which is for you ; do this in rememberance of me and in the same way He gave thanks saying this cup is a new convenant in my blood and do this, whoever drink it in rememberance of me. I Corinthians 11: 24, 25 ....Similar can be found in Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22: 17-20 For whoever eat this bread and drink the cup, proclaim the Lord`s death until He comes. Therefore whoever eats bread or drink the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning again the body and blood of Lord Jesus Christ.



By: Kathleen Terado
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How does one, in our current day eat the flesh of Jesus and drink His blood?
By partecipating in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that brings us Jesus here and now everytime.



By: Alessandra Parrini
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Jesus the Bread of Life

When they found him on the other side of the sea, they asked him, "Rabbi, when did you come here?"
Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, you seek me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves, and were filled. Don't work for the food which perishes, but for the food which remains to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For God the Father has sealed him."
They said therefore to him, "What must we do, that we may work the works of God?"
Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent."
They said therefore to him, "What then do you do for a sign, that we may see, and believe you? What work do you do? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness. As it is written, 'He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.'"
Jesus therefore said to them, "Most certainly, I tell you, it wasn't Moses who gave you the bread out of heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread out of heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world."
They said therefore to him, "Lord, always give us this bread."
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will not be hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. But I told you that you have seen me, and yet you don't believe. All those who the Father gives me will come to me. Him who comes to me I will in no way throw out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. This is the will of my Father who sent me, that of all he has given to me I should lose nothing, but should raise him up at the last day. This is the will of the one who sent me, that everyone who sees the Son, and believes in him, should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."
The Jews therefore murmured concerning him, because he said, "I am the bread which came down out of heaven." They said, "Isn't this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How then does he say, 'I have come down out of heaven?'"
Therefore Jesus answered them, "Don't murmur among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up in the last day. It is written in the prophets, 'They will all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who hears from the Father, and has learned, comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father, except he who is from God. He has seen the Father. Most certainly, I tell you, he who believes in me has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, that anyone may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down out of heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. Yes, the bread which I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."
The Jews therefore contended with one another, saying, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"
Jesus therefore said to them, "Most certainly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you don't have life in yourselves. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father; so he who feeds on me, he will also live because of me. This is the bread which came down out of heaven--not as our fathers ate the manna, and died. He who eats this bread will live forever." These things he said in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

John 6:25-39
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