John 6:22-35 Reading the Passage

Do Not Be A Materialist – John 6:22-35

6 (22) The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite side of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not joined his disciples in that boat, but that his disciples had left by themselves. (23) But some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the crowd had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. (24) When the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum, looking for Jesus. (25) And when they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, Rabbi, when did you get here? (26) Jesus answered them, I tell you the truth, You are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. (27) Do not work for the food that spoils, but for the food that lasts for eternal life, the food that the Son of man will give you; for he is the one whom God the Father has affirmed.

(28) Therefore they said to him, What must we do so that we may perform the works God requires? (29) Jesus responded to them by saying, This is the work God requires, namely, that you believe in the one whom he has sent. (30) So they said to him, What sign then do you give, so that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? (31) Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat. (32) Then Jesus said to them, I tell you the truth, It was not Moses who gave you the bread out of heaven; on the contrary, it is my Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven—(33) for the bread of God is he who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world. (34) Then they said to him, Lord, forevermore give us this bread. (35) Jesus said to them. I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.