Jesus isn’t talking about the Lord’s Supper here, but rather illustrating that to “eat” of Him is to believe in Him.

Scripture: John 6:51-59

ESV Text: John 6:51-59


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 6 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. 52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? 53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. 59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 379:
I Do Not Come Because my Soul

— Organ Audio

1. I do not come because my soul 
Is free from sin and pure and whole 
And worthy of Thy grace; 
I do not speak to Thee because 
I’ve never justly kept Thy laws 
And dare to meet Thy face. 

2. I know that sin and guilt combine 
To reign o’er every thought of mine 
And torn from good to ill; 
I know that, when I try to be 
Upright and just and true to Thee, 
I am a sinner still. 

3. I know that often when I strive 
To keep a spark of love alive 
For Thee, the powers within 
Leap up in unsubmissive might 
And oft benumb my sense of right 
And pull me back to sin. 

4. I know that, though in doing good 
I spend my life, I never could 
Atone for all I’ve done; 
But though my sins are black as night, 
I dare to come before Thy sight 
Because I trust Thy Son. 

5. In Him alone my trust I place, 
Come boldly to Thy Throne of grace, 
And there commune with Thee. 
Salvation sure, O Lord, is mine, 
And, all unworthy, I am Thine, 
For Jesus died for me. 


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