Five barley loaves and two fish.
July 18, 2021
Five barley loaves and two fish
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
healings recorded in Mar 1:23-34, Luk 7:1-17, 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
The miracle took place in a desolate place near the city of Bethsaida. (Mar 6:35, Luk 9:10)
The crowds were following Jesus because of the signs He was performing.
Three Passovers in the public ministry of Jesus: Joh 2:13, 6:4, 11:55.
The Passover feast pointed forward to the death and resurrection of Christ.
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.
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.
Yet he had given the correct answer way back in chapter 1!
The same problem that Peter had when Jesus invited him to walk on the water.
It was a test of Philip’s faith.
Jesus asked , “Where”.
“Lord, with man it is impossible – but with YOU all things are possible!”
Num 11:13-15, 11:23
Now we can pick on Philip, but Andrew didn’t do any better!
This is the same Andrew who had told Peter, “we have found the Messiah!”
So the number of mouths to feed approached 20,000!
More than abundant: Like the provision of the Messiah in the kingdom.