DEMON What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are – the Holy One of God!
JESUS Be quiet! Come out of him! The man shakes violently and collapses. The people are amazed and ask each other,
PEOPLE What is this? A new teaching – and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him.
JESUS I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
JESUS (CONT’D) All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
JESUS (CONT’D) Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
PEOPLE What must we do to do the works God requires?
JESUS The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.
PEOPLE What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’
JESUS 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. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.
PEOPLE Sir, from now on give us this bread.
JESUS I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
JESUS (CONT’D) 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. 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.
NICODEMUS Jesus this is all good, but I still need more guidance. I still do not under stand where your Kingdom is?
JESUS Come follow me and learn.