Exegesis of John 6:37-45 I. John 6: 37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, a. The Elect are given by the Father to the Son. (A parallel text to this is John 17:6 “They were yours and you gave them to me”.) b. Those who are given by the Father to Jesus WILL COME TO HIM. II. ...and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. Jesus will never drive away those who were given to Him by the Father. His will is one with His Father’s will, as stated in the next verse. Therefore, He will never drive away anyone who comes to Him. Blessed Assurance!! III. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. This is the reason why Jesus will not cast out any that come to Him. Because they were given to Him by His Father! IV. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. Jesus will not lose the ones given to Him by the Father. They are kept by the power of God. No one can snatch them out of Christ’s Hand, no one can snatch them out of the Father’s Hand. Christ and the Father are ONE. V. 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 them up at the last day.” This is the Father’s will. This will is what Christ came to perform and which He will accomplish without fail. skip to verse 43 VI. “Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. No one is able to come to Jesus unless the Father draws them to Jesus. What the word “draw” means is stated in the next verse. VII. It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’[d]Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. The one’s who come to Jesus are the one’s who have heard and learned (aorist active participles) from the Father So the one's drawn of the Father are those who have both heard and learned of the Father. The one’s who have heard BUT HAVE NOT LEARNED cannot be said to have been drawn by the Father, for they DO NOT come to Jesus. Therefore, they do not have eternal life and they will not be exalted with Christ. When the Gospel call is sent to come to Christ, some are drawn and some are repelled. Jesus said "you cannot hear to me, because you love the praise of men...etc" The fallen nature of man, love of sin, natural hatred for the TRUE GOD (which causes us to try to refashion God in a form more pleasing to us) is what hinders us from coming to Jesus. But when we hear and learn of the Father, our hard hearts are softened, the scales fall from our eyes, our hearts are pricked, all by the marvelous operation of the Holy Spirit, who has been sent to convince the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement. In conclusion, some hear and learn and some hear and disregard. The ones who hear and learn from the Father (through the preaching of the Gospel and conviction of the Spirit, combined with other means) come to Jesus. In this sense, they are given to Jesus by the Father. The one’s who do not hear and learn from the Father, who rather disregard His instruction, are not given to the Son, but are reprobate. Some make a show and appear to come to Jesus, but they are like those who came to Jesus merely to seek the bread that perishes. The true sheep come to Jesus seeking the bread that never perishes, which is JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF. IF we come to Jesus seeking Him, the TRUE BREAD that came down from Heaven, we have been given to Jesus by the Father, He will gladly receive us, and He will raise us up on the last day.