Concordia Theological Monthly

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righteousness, doctrine, justification, christian faith, grace, st. paul, salvation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


"Will ye also go away?" Jesus said to His disciples, John 6:66. It called for decision. It was for many in Israel the parting of the ways. The people had hailed Him vociferously as the Great Prophet. The enthusiasm had reached its climax when Jesus fed the five thousand. Then Jesus said: "Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you." Jesus gave them a clear statement of the nature of His kingdom and of His office, of the purpose of His coming, and of the results. Then came the reaction; many said: "This is a hard saying," left Him, and walked no longer with Him. And Jesus turned to His disciples and asked them: "Will ye also go away?" Jesus evidently expected a negative answer; but He wants that answer.


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Philippians 3:4-9; Acts 22:3; Romans 7:24; Galatians 3:10; Galatians 3:1-3; Romans 10:3; Romans 4:5; Galatians 4:4-5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; Romans 4:6-8; Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19; Romans 2:15; Romans 8:34; Romans 5:18-19; 2 Corinthians 5:19;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars