Overview: We begin this week’s readings with the feeding of the 5,000. Remember that this is one of only two miracles that is written in all four gospels. (Did you figure out what the other one is?)
Chapter six gives the first of seven statements that Jesus made about Himself. All seven statements begin with “I am”. Some of these chapters are fairly long. Just read what you can each day. Remember, you have two extra days each week to catch up.
John shows us in these chapters that many people who had been following Jesus began to turn away. They realized that they were being asked to trust that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of God. They had to make the decision whether to believe or not, and this belief would cost some of them their very lives.