The Gospel of John

The Bread of Life – Discussion Questions

Questions for Reading:

1. What do you make of the attitude of the crowds to Jesus and his miracles?

2. Are there significant differences between this account of the miracle stories and their parallels in the Synoptic gospels?

Questions for Discussion:

1. In what senses does Jesus become the “bread of life”?

2. Is there a tension between a metaphorical and a literal sense of “eating” him?

3. What kinds of community experience might lie behind the discourse?

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