Jesus & Bible Study
In our last lesson, we looked at the importance of breathing and noticed that prayer
is to spiritual life what breathing is to physical life. In this lesson, we will discover
that spending time reading the Bible for the purpose of getting to know Jesus is to
spiritual life, what bread and water are to physical life. Read
John 6 to get an
overview of Jesus' teaching.
1. What is the longest you have ever gone without food? Without water? How does missing a meal affect you? How does lack of water affect you?
2. How many meals do you usually eat a day? How many glasses of water do you drink?
4. What is the relationship between Jesus' claim (in question 3) and your answers to questions 1 and 2?
5. Is there work involved in a relationship with Jesus?
As I was preparing this study, it came time for lunch. I decided to stop and make some raspberry muffins to eat. I mixed the ingredients, poured the batter into muffin tins and stuck it in the oven to bake. Before long, a delicious aroma began to fill the room. (Are you getting hungry?) I had to do a little work before I could eat the food. There is some work involved in becoming familiar with Jesus and what He had to say.
6. What is the work or labor that we must do?
7. In John 6:31-33, 58 Jesus compared Himself to manna--the food given to the Israelites while they traveled through the wilderness. How can you apply the instructions of the following verses about manna to your spiritual life?
8. How do these truths apply to our life with Jesus? (consider Philippians 1:6 for a hint)
Spiritual life is the result of coming to know Jesus as a Friend by becoming familiar (on a daily basis) with Jesus and what He had to say. This means that, just as you eat food every day, you need to spend some time each day with Jesus through reading about Him, thinking about Him, talking to Him--that's how your friendship grows!
WE PROMISE: We will NOT visit, phone, mail, or otherwise harass you. YOU will initiate
Lesson 5 - Questions