This week our Scripture of the Week comes from John’s gospel (to make it a manageable length, not all the verses have been included).  Do take some time to read and reflect on this Scripture during week.

We will be using this Scripture during the Small Group Sunday get-together on the 9th August.

The passage focus’ around a question that Jesus asks the disciples, when they are faced with things they don’t understand about Jesus and what he is teaching.  Some decide it is too much for them and leave.  Other’s decide that despite their doubts and questions, what they know of Jesus is enough to continue to follow him.

As you read this passage, you might like to consider:

  • What questions do I have about Jesus or his teaching?  What do I find difficult?
  • What might I be able to affirm about Jesus, in spite of any doubts or questions I have?
  • What question might Jesus ask me?

John 6:

51 [Jesus said,] I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and this bread, which I will offer so the world may live, is my flesh.”  52 Then the people began arguing with each other about what he meant. “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” they asked. 53 So Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you cannot have eternal life within you… 60 Many of his disciples said, “This is very hard to understand. How can anyone accept it?”… 66 At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. 67 Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?”

68 Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. 69 We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God.”


  1. James on August 8, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    So many things I dont understand about God, the world, faith…. what I do know is that when I read about Jesus in the scriptures, I love him and when I remember my experiences and moments with God, I love him and know I am loved too. Jesus, help all of us who dont understand and give us peace.

    • Rupert Ward on August 8, 2020 at 11:22 pm

      Thanks so much for the comment, James. I completely agree. I think the journey is faith is a journey into mystery and being OK with uncertainty, yet still moving forward towards Jesus.

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