SUMMARY OF JOHN 6:5-9
Jesus asks Philip where they shall buy bread to feed the people who was following him and who he was teaching. Philip only sees the expense, saying they don’t have enough money. Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother points out a boy’s lunch of five small barley loaves and two small fish.
BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 8, Day 3: John 6:5-9
6) John tells us that Jesus is testing Philip.
7a) Philip only sees the expense and the impossible. He doesn’t have faith or doesn’t think about how Jesus can solve this dilemma because of who he is. Andrew sees the practical food, but wonders how it would be enough. The boy presumably is willing to share his lunch.
b) I am willing to share, but I feel like I’d be incredulous as to how Jesus would solve the problem, too. Definitely convicting to believe in the power of Jesus to do anything.
8 ) Meager is all you have, like all the boy’s lunch. I can give the Lord everything just like the boy.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 8, Day 3: John 6:5-9
I love how we see the different attitudes of people towards Jesus, which still hold true today. Great stuff!
End Notes BSF Study Questions John’s Gospel: The Truth Lesson 8, Day 3: John 6:5-9
Jesus was teaching his disciples by asking the question.
Philip should have believed in Jesus’ divine abilities to do the impossible.
Barley was a grain that fed animals mostly, indicating that the boy was poor. The fish were small, too.
Jesus and God like others to participate in miracles to grow their faith. He doesn’t need our help.
Fun Fact: The feeding of the 5,000 is the only miracle of Jesus that is recorded in all 4 Gospels.
Everything Jesus said and did meant so much more than surface value. It was to fulfill needs, but also to teach us so much about the Lord and his powers.
Andrew is always mentioned in the Bible when he is bringing someone to Jesus.
The boy simply gave what he had to Jesus, no matter how small. So must we. Then, Jesus will do great things.
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