The Narrative of Jesus’ Life
The below account occurs as Jesus has started to lose followers, largely due to his teachings.
Excerpt from the Gospel
John 6:66 After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. 67 So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” (ESV)
Sharing your Faith
- What caused many of Jesus’ disciples to turn “back and no longer” follow Jesus? (Read John 6:22-65 for a full explanation.)
- What causes people to walk away from following Jesus today?
- Share about a time when you were tempted to walk away from Christ, only to see God keep you in the faith.
Pray for One Another
Each person is invited to share a prayer request. Another participant will volunteer to offer the petition. Once everyone has chosen a prayer request, take turns offering the prayers aloud.
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This devotion is for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, following the LCMS three-year lectionary. You can download a free copy of all the 2017-2018 Conversations about Faith & Life devotions on the Resources page.