Five barley loaves and two fish.

Joh 6:1-13, 51;1:44-45; 2:19-21; 14:9; Luk 9:10-11; Mat 14:31; Num 11:13-15, 20; Jer 31:12.

JOHN-25-210718 - length: 69:40 - taught on Jul, 18 2021

Class Outline:

John Farley
Pastor Teacher
July 18, 2021

Five barley loaves and two fish

JOH 6:1-13

Chapter 6 follows the same sequence that chapter 5 did:

miracles (6:1-25), followed by controversial teaching (6:26-58).

“after these things” meta tauta
an unspecified amount of time passes.

healings recorded in MAR 1:23-34, LUK 7:1-17; LUK 8:26-56, as well as in Matthew.

The events in LUK 6:1-9:9 occur in the gap between JOH 5:47 and JOH 6:1.


All four gospels record this miracle of feeding 5,000 men with 5 loaves and two fish.

This miracle is also recorded in
MAT 14:13-20, MAR 6:30-43, and LUK 9:10-17.

The miracle took place in a desolate place near the city of Bethsaida. (MAR 6:35, LUK 9:10)


JOH 6:2-3

The crowds were following Jesus because of the signs He was performing.

LUK 9:10-11

JOH 6:3


JOH 6:4

Three Passovers in the public ministry of Jesus: JOH 2:13; JOH 6:4; JOH 11:55.

The Passover feast pointed forward to the death and resurrection of Christ.

JOH 2:19-21
JOH 6:51

Now it’s time for Jesus to challenge His disciples. Who do they believe Jesus is?

They are cannot meet the physical needs of the people - never mind the spiritual needs.

They are going to have to learn to draw from Christ’s unlimited resources.

JOH 6:5-9

Why did Jesus ask Philip this question?

What was the test?

This was a test to find out what if anything Philip learned from the miracle at Cana.

JOH 14:9

Yet he had given the correct answer way back in chapter 1!

JOH 1:44-45

The same problem that Peter had when Jesus invited him to walk on the water.

MAT 14:31

It was a test of Philip’s faith.
Do you believe I am who I say I am?

JOH 6:7

Jesus asked , “Where”.
Philip answered,
“not sufficient”.

“Lord, with man it is impossible - but with YOU all things are possible!”

NUM 11:13-15; NUM 11:23

Now we can pick on Philip, but Andrew didn’t do any better!

JOH 6:8-9

This is the same Andrew who had told Peter, “we have found the Messiah!”

JOH 6:10-13

So the number of mouths to feed approached 20,000!

More than abundant: Like the provision of the Messiah in the kingdom.

JER 31:12