The Word—The Way, The Truth, The Life

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word became human and lived among us. (John 1:1, 14)

 

Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

 

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:17)

 

“Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. (Luke 22:45,26)

 

“It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” (Matthew 4:4)

 

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but to save the world through him.

Whoever believes in him is not condemned,
but whoever does not believe stands condemned already
because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. — John 3:16-18

 

Jesus said to them,

“I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven,
but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. (Exodus 16:4; Neh. 9:15; Psalm 78:24,25)

For the bread of God
is he who comes down from heaven
and gives life to the world.”

I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me shall not hunger,
and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

“No one can come to me
unless the Father who sent me draws him,
and I will raise him up at the last day.

It is written in the Prophets:
‘They will all be taught by God. (Isaiah 54:13)

Everyone who listens to the Father
and learns from him comes to me.

No one has seen the Father
except the one who is from God;
only he has seen the Father.

I tell you the truth,
he who believes
has everlasting life.

 

I am the bread of life.

 

Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.

But here is the bread that comes down from heaven,
which a man may eat and not die.

I am the living bread that came down from heaven.
If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.

This bread is my flesh,
which I will give for the life of the world.”

Jesus said to them,

“I tell you the truthunless
you eat the flesh of the Son of Man
and drink his blood,
you have no life in you.

Whoever eats my flesh
and drinks my blood
has eternal life, and
I will raise him up at the last day.

For my flesh is real food
and my blood is real drink.

Whoever eats my flesh
and drinks my blood
remains in me,
and I in him.

Just as the living Father sent me
and I live because of the Father,
so the one who feeds on me
will live because of me.

This is the bread that came down from heaven.

Your forefathers ate manna and died,
but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.”

 

On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”

Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this,

Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you?

What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before?!

The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing.
The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.
Yet there are some of you who do not believe.”

 

For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him.

 

He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him.”

From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

“You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.

Simon Peter answered him,

“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” — John 6:32-69

 

Now this is eternal life:
that they may know you, the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

I have given them your word

Sanctify them by the truth;
your word is truth. — John 17:3,13,17