Jesus went to the Mount of Olives and then to the Jerusalem Temple. They presented this adulterous woman to him. What would Jesus say about this adulterous woman? This was a test. Jesus replied that those without sin should cast the first stone. Then Jesus wrote on the ground again. They all left, since no one was there to condemn her. Jesus then forgave the adulterous woman. Are you someone who has never sinned?
There were two main opinions about Jesus. No one spoke openly about Jesus, although he was teaching in the Temple. Jesus had never studied in Jerusalem. However, Jesus maintained that this was not his teaching, but a teaching from God, because there was no falsehood. Was he keeping the law of Moses? Did he have a demon? They marveled at his deeds, just as Moses gave them circumcision. Was he curing on the Sabbath? They had to judge with the right judgment. They sought to kill him. How could he be the Christ, since they knew where he came from. Jesus explained himself. He said that the Father had sent him, but his hour had not yet come. Many believed in Jesus, but the Pharisees tried to arrest Jesus. Jesus said that he would be with them only a little bit longer. They could not come where he was going. Some thought that he was going to go to the Greeks? What did he mean? Finally, on the last day of the festival, Jesus spoke about living water and the Holy Spirit. Many thought that Jesus was a prophet, the Christ. However, the Christ Messiah would come from Bethlehem. Thus, there was a division of opinions about Jesus. Should they arrest him or not? The officers did not arrest Jesus, because they said that there was no other person like him. The Pharisees were upset. Did any Pharisees believe in Jesus? They felt that the crowd should be cursed. Then Nicodemus spoke about not judging too quickly. They reminded him that no prophet came from Galilee. Then they went home without doing anything. Do you have more than one opinion about Jesus?
Jesus was in Galilee, when the Festival of Tabernacles was about to take place in Jerusalem. The brothers of Jesus told him to go to Judea because he should not work in secret. However, his brothers did not believe in Jesus. Jesus told them that his time had not yet come, but the works of the world were evil. Thus, he did not go to the Festival of Tabernacles, but remained in Galilee. However, then he secretly went to Jerusalem for the festival. Meanwhile, the Jews were looking for Jesus at the festival. Do you tell everybody everything that you are doing?
They wanted more food, the enduring eternal food, the works of God. They had to believe in Jesus. What would be the sign? The manna in the wilderness was bread from heaven, the bread of God. They had bread all the time. Jesus said that he was the bread of life. Did they believe that? They had to come to Jesus. He was doing the will of the Father. They would lose nothing if they believed in the Son. Meanwhile, the Jews complained that they knew his parents. Jesus said to stop complaining. The Father was the gatekeeper. The prophets had spoken. If they would see the Father, they would believe and have eternal life, the bread of life. Their ancestors died after eating the manna, the bread from heaven. However, this was the living bread from heaven. They asked how can we eat flesh? But Jesus said that they had to eat and drink the Son of Man. Then he would raise them up. His flesh and blood were truly food and drink. The abiding presence of Jesus would come by eating Jesus, the bread that gives life forever. He had been teaching at Capernaum. Many people asked who can listen to this difficult saying? Jesus asked if they were offended? Would they see the Son of Man ascend? The Spirit gives life. However, there were some non-believers among Jesus’ disciples. The Father allowed people to come to Jesus. Jesus lost many disciples with this speech. Did the apostles want to leave? Peter said that he accepted the words of eternal life from the Holy One of God. However, one of them was a devil, as Judas would be a betrayer. Do you find Jesus as the bread of life hard to believe?
The disciples went out to sea in a boat. A strong wind on the sea came up. Jesus walked on water to them as he told them not to be afraid. When they landed on the shore, they knew that only one boat had left without Jesus. There were other boats from Tiberias, so that the people got into those boats. They wondered how Jesus got there. Has Jesus ever surprised you?
Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, where there was a large crowd. Jesus went up a mountain, as another Passover was coming. There was a large hungry crowd. This was a test, since they did not have enough money to buy food. Andrew spoke out. He said that a little boy had five loaves of bread and two little fish. Jesus told the five thousand people to sit down. He gave thanksgiving over the bread. Then he told them to gather up the fragments, so that they gathered up twelve baskets of fragments. They saw that Jesus was a prophet in this world. Thus, they wanted to make him a king. Would you call Jesus the bread of life?
Jesus explains the relationship between the Son and the Father. The Father loves the son and raises the dead. However, the Son will judge. They should honor the Father and the Son to gain eternal life. The hour was coming when the Father and Son would be in life. They would see the authority of the Son of Man. The people in their graves would hear the Son, as there would be the resurrection of life and condemnation, with the judgment of Jesus. The testimony of Jesus would be a true witness. The witness of John was about salvation and light. The Father has sent Jesus. The Father bears witness, yet people do not believe the testimony of Scriptures. They refuse to have eternal life. Glory does not come from men, since they do not have the love of God. They do not receive the Son. They seek the wrong kind of human glory. Moses would accuse them, because he wrote about the Son. They have not believed the word of the Son, Jesus. Do you believe in the Father and his Son, Jesus?