In John 6:69, Peter confesses Jesus as "the Holy One of God." Scholarly opinion on the meaning of the Holy One of God is deeply divided. The most common solution is that the title simply means "Messiah." This article argues against such a position and suggests instead that the primary meaning of the title is that of "representation" or "agency." In Mark and Luke, it is an agency of judgment on the demons.
How should the reference to bread in Matthew 6:11 and John 6:35 be best understood? This article argues that it is an error to presuppose that this is a prayer for physical bread. and wants to remind readers of the distinction between literal bread and its use as a metaphor. The author refers to texts like Deuteronomy 8:3 and Isaiah 55:1-4 as support of a metaphorical understanding.
This article is an exposition of John 6:22-40.
This article is an exposition of John 6:1-21.
Jesus' disciples themselves recognized that Christ's gospel of grace is a difficult message to preach (John 6:60). This message is difficult because it humbles man. However, we must not compromise this gospel message by reducing or modifying its message. Denying this message's offense to man, the role of God, or His sovereign grace is equal to preaching another gospel.