Concordia Theological Monthly

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john 6:47-58, luther, eucharistic, faith, savior, wittenberg

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Christ's discourse in John 6: 47-58 is no doubt one· of the most striking and challenging appeals from the lips of our Savior that are recorded in the Four Gospels.

It constitutes the climax in a long and earnest address delivered by our Lord when His Jewish followers, impressed by the amazing miracle of the feeding of more than five thousand in the wilderness with five loaves and two fishes, came to Capernaum to take Him by force and make Him their King, not indeed because they believed in Him as the promised Messiah, but, as Jesus frankly told them, "Because ye did eat of the loaves and were filled" (v. 26).


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John 6:47-58; John 6:35; Psalm 22:4;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars