Believe in God. Bible Scripture is intensely connected. Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in. It's unimaginable how the Scriptures tie events together that are often hundreds of years apart. John 6:1-14 - NIV: Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing Study Hints for Discussion and Thinking Further will help with class But, wouldn't that be a natural thing to do? We now come to that portion of the evangelical history which we may with propriety call its Holy of Holies. 4:14.II. 3. a mountain--somewhere in that hilly range which skirts the east side of the lake. Perhaps the best choice for us as we hear and wrestle with the complexities of this passage is to imitate that honesty. (dih-NEHR-ih-igh), Philip gave a practical 'common sense' answer, didn't he? I'm glad to find somebody who is familiar with Deuteronomy chapter 18 verse 15. The themes we have come to know for Christmas preaching are certainly present in how John begins his gospel. International Bible Lesson Commentary John 14:1-14 (John 14:1) “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Since most translators believe the account of Jesus walking on water was also a part of this occasion; our next study will be the conclusion of, "Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand," and the account of, "Jesus Walks on Water.". (Fish and bread were staples, few people could afford meat). Visitors to the Trusting in Jesus website have submitted these dreams. It was customary among the Jew to give thanks before and after the meal. Believe also in me.” “Don’t let your heart be troubled” (v. … The whole crowd, including men, women, and children, could have been four times that number. He more than met the needs of these people, while offering them still another sign that He was the Messiah, the Son of God. Between 1440 to 1400BC, were the years of the exodus and wandering in the desert. John 6:1-14 Commentary King James Version Questions for Discussion and Thinking Further follow the verse-by- verse International Bible Study Commentary. Why, then, this particular reading as an option for Christmas Day? Please enter the word that you see below. Chapter 6 (our reading for this week) moves back to Galilee. Calming troubled hearts with trust and hope in Jesus. OUR LAST VERSE IN THIS PART: (but this story continues in our next study), Verse 15:  "Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.". John 14:1-6 The Way John 14:1-6, Acts 4:12 What About Other Religions John 14:3 The Promise of the Lord’s Return John 14:6 What Jesus Would Say to a Muslim John 15:1-5 The Vine John 16:20-24, Philippians 4:4 Journeying Unfortunately, this verse has often been used as a trump card, or worse, as a threat, to tell people that they better get with the program and “accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior” in order to be saved. Part of the Gospel of John, verse by verse Bible study with bible background commentary. See 1 Th. He promises them the Holy Spirit as the Comforter and Spirit of truth, … So the men sat down, about five thousand in number.". Although many of them missed Jesus as the "Messiah," others had correctly identified Him and became Followers after His death and resurrection. Jesus says, "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me" (John 14:1). Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 6:1-14 John relates the miracle of feeding the multitude, for its reference to the following discourse. Think about it. Christ was the true … Benson Commentary. Observe the effect this miracle had upon the people. Verse 3: "Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples.". . Prior to Jesus’ arrest, He knew His disciples would flee in fear when He allowed himself to Oh, the honesty of Thomas and Philip. CHAPTER 6 John 6:1-13.FIVE THOUSAND MIRACULOUSLY FED. Beatrice: KenyaThank you for the wonderful and easy to understand commentary on John 6. You did a great with your message on Jesus feeds the 5000. 1. That he went to his Father: "If you loved me, as by your sorrow you say you do, you would rejoice instead of mourning, because, though I leave you, yet I said, I go unto the Father, not only mine, but yours, which will be my advancement and your advantage; for my Father is greater than I.’’ Observe here, 1. This story of Jesus feeds the five thousand does not end here but continues next week with Jesus attempting to help them understand His true mission. Study Hints for Discussion and Thinking Further will help with Maybe it is, what do you think? Are we, however, to From all appearances, it would seem that John knows next to nothing about angels or shepherds, stars or magi. Perhaps an understanding of how the Jewish people felt, and the hopes they had will help us to better identify with their actions. In this case, it would have been over 1400 years. Christ comforts his disciples, on the event of his removal from them, by the consideration of his going to prepare a place for them in heaven, John 14:1-4. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. I hope to continue studying with you. After all, the miracle where Jesus feeds the five thousand was the same thing Moses had done. So this mountain had grass, which had to make a better seat than the rocks that are typical for that area. This passage from Jesus’ farewell discourse, which began in John 13, is a series of dialogues that turn on honest questions. John 6:1-14 Commentary New Revised Standard Version Questions for Discussion and Thinking Further follow the verse-by- verse International Bible Study Commentary. In my Father's house there are many dwelling-places. The city of Tiberias is believed to have been established around 20AD. Twelves baskets full is more than they had to start. I thought I would bring something to your attention in verse 11 that you did not mention. Twelve baskets - Twelve tribes, Moses feeding people - Jesus feeding people. Terrible sometimes horrifying dreams of being left behind at the Rapture - submitted by visitors to the Trusting in Jesus website. . Again, others who have studied the references see the number of baskets, "12" as being significant, or relative to the 12 tribes of Israel in the desert. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 6:1-14 John relates the miracle of feeding the multitude, for its reference to the following discourse. During Passover, their hopes of deliverance ran very high. DON’T LET YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED 1 “Don’t let your heart be troubled. Commentary on John 6:1-14 (Read John 6:1-14) John relates the miracle of feeding the multitude, for its reference to the following discourse. They wanted to see great miracles; to have a king who could free them from their enemies and restore their country. They had seen Jesus Feed the Five Thousand and had correctly identified him as the One in Moses' prophesy; however, as we will see in the following study, they like their forefathers, are a "Stiffnecked People.". 1:6-14 John the Baptist came to bear witness concerning Jesus. Although the people accept Jesus as a prophet, they associate His miracle of feeding the 5000 with the miracles of Moses,  (when the Children of Israel received "manna" on a daily basis). John 1:14 - And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from... - Verse-by-Verse Commentary Rapture Dreams - When He Returns to Take the Born-Again to Heaven, Dreams of being Left Behind at the Rapture. This is the one and only feast of the Passover, between the Lord’s baptism and His passion, in which He did not go up to Jerusalem, Christ declares himself to be the Sustainer and Protector of the life of which he is the Source, The supply of human wants illustrated by a well known, to the other side of the sea of Galilee, of Tiberias, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Andrew took the same view as Philip, the only difference being that he knew of someone who had a little food. Feeding the five thousand was another demonstration of God's, love, power, compassion, and provision. Chapter 5 moves to Jerusalem. Observe the effect this miracle had upon the people. These people had recognized Jesus as being the one in Moses' prophesy, and were hoping to secure a constant supply of food through Him as their forefathers had through Moses. He could have just spoken this food into existence. (Deut 18), "Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand, John 6:1-15"Verse 1: "After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias.". “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” a. They said, "This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!" Nothing more fully shows the darkness of men's minds, than that when the Light had appeared, there needed a witness to Verse 7: "Philip answered him, "Two hundred denarii  would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little." and they were right. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 6:1-21 EXEGESIS: JOHN, CHAPTER 6. Here Jesus makes himself equal with God. Believe in God, believe also in me. Verse 4: "Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand.". Nothing more fully shows the darkness of men's minds, than that when the Light had appeared, there needed a witness to call attention to it. 1. 18:15 where Moses was prophesying to the people:"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen...", (Moses had told them there would be a prophet like himself). The Jews still considered this to be their country, the "Promised Land of Milk and Honey" that their forefathers had delayed due to their being a "stiffnecked people," (Exodus 33:3)". (1) A command to calm the troubled heart. John 14:1. Doesn't it cause you to wonder how they could force Him to be king? Perhaps then, they could live in the peace and abundance they considered to be their heritage under the Old Covenant. Goodness, he doesn’t appear even to know the name of Jesus’ mother! "Jesus feeds the five thousand" is the only miracle by Jesus that is recorded in all four Gospels, and they all vary somewhat in their accounts. CHAPTER 14 John 14:1-31.DISCOURSE AT THE TABLE, AFTER SUPPER. In chapter 7 Jesus will return to Jerusalem. What they were referring to was the Scripture in Deut. Philip proposes a difficulty, and Christ shows that he and the Father are one; that he is Mediator between God and man; and that whatsoever is asked in his name shall be obtained, John 14:8-14. Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible Christ the Bread of Life is the theme of this grand chapter. ", So why would He ask Philip this question? I have learned a great deal through the revelation of the Spirit of God. While John 1:1-14 is the appointed Gospel lesson for Christmas Day (Proper III), I prefer to preach on the first 18 verses. Even the common Jews expected the Messiah to come into the world, and to be a great Prophet. Christ was the true Verse 13:  "So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten.". John 6:1-15 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 6 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. This miracle, where Jesus feeds the five thousand, occurred approximately six months after our last study, where Jesus healed the cripple by the Pool of Bethesda. So this wasn't a symbolic meal or a snack, it was a full meal, and they collected the leftovers. was nigh--but for the reason mentioned ( John 7:1), Jesus kept away from it, remaining in Galilee. Philip and the other disciples were about to receive a new lesson. At the time of Jesus, they were living under control, and domination of the Roman Empire, just one step above slavery, but were expecting another leader like Moses. JOHN 14:1. Commentary on John 6:1-21 View Bible Text Students who have studied John’s Gospel with me, and especially my teaching partner Barbara Rossing, will be shocked that I am cautioning preachers not to move too quickly to the Eucharist on these Sundays devoted to “the bread of life.” nor would the possibility have been given of any harmony of the Evangelists being constructed. Then they began to follow Jesus; many merely hoping for more free food. Instead, He accepted this gift from the boy and multiplied it until it fed thousands of people, and there were 12 baskets full left over.Isn't that a great lesson for us! 4. passover . And there were 12 baskets of fragments left-over. © Copyright 2006-2020 Trusting-in-Jesus.com. 1 The Prologue to John’s Gospel is John’s birth story of Jesus. John 6:1-14: Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand. Even the common Jews expected the Messiah to come into the world, and to be a great Prophet. No one comes to the Father except through me” (14:6). John says there were about five thousand men, but the Greek term used here is gender specific, meaning that only the men were usually numbered. Think about it.Mark, Samuel L Mills PO Box 4456 Maryville, TN 37802. John 6 – The Bread from Heaven A. They would rehearse how that God had delivered their nation from their oppressors, by the hand of Moses. σπόντοÏ, ἀπολιπὼν Ἱεροσόλυμα ἦλθε πέραν, on the other side of the Galilaean lake of Tiberias,”, men is the only miracle between the baptism and passion of Christ, which John describes in common with the other Evangelists; by this very fact confirming their narrative. Notice it says he distributed to them who were SEATED . Jesus isn't suggesting that we have two faiths, one in … Part of the Gospel of John, verse by verse Bible study with bible background commentary. He is implying that anyone who believes in God must, to be consistent, believe also in him. I hope to continue studying with you. All Rights Reserved. Verse 2: "And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick.". Even though Jesus could miraculously reproduce this food, He gathered it up, so that none would be wasted. These miracles, or signs, are what led these people to follow Jesus. Jesus accepted these loaves from the boy and gave thanks for them. How we ought to cherish … Continue reading "Commentary on John 14:1-14" ), Verse 8-9: "One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, "There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?". Verse 11: "Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks he distributed them to those who were seated; also the fish, and as much as they wanted.". Verse 12: "And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, "Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.". Commentary on John 1:6-14 (Read John 1:6-14) John the Baptist came to bear witness concerning Jesus. Preparation for the miracle. Thank you for the wonderful and easy to understand commentary on John 6. Because it captures the heart, meaning, and benefits of the Christmas story in … Continue reading "Commentary on John 1:1-14" To put this in context: This crowd was nearly as large as was the capacity of the largest theaters in the major cities of that time, (such as Ephesus). So, that's a lot of hungry people, isn't it? John 6:1-14 Two of the terms used to describe God in the Scriptures are “Almighty” and “All powerful.” Sometimes, we use the term “omnipotent” which means the same thing. John 6:1-14 Commentary New American Standard Bible Questions for Discussion and Thinking Further follow the verse-by- verse International Bible Study Commentary. "As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Jesus didn't need these few fish and bread to feed the people. When therefore the people saw the sign that he did, they said. still considered this to be their country, the "Promised Land of Milk and Honey" that their forefathers had delayed due to their being a "stiffnecked people," (, At the time of Jesus, they were living under control, and domination of the Roman Empire, just one step above slavery, but. (maybe equal to our minimum wage nowadays? Submit your prayer requests and have other Spirit Filled Christians pray for you, Read the Rapture Dreams of others, or submit your own. (1-4) A crowd gathers to Jesus near the Sea of Galilee. God bless you, Mark: United StatesHi Sam,I'm glad to find somebody who is familiar with Deuteronomy chapter 18 verse 15.You did a great with your message on Jesus feeds the 5000.I thought I would bring something to your attention in verse 11 that you did not mention.Notice it says he distributed to them who were SEATED . Verse 10: "Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." Jesus would have been traveling eastward, so the mountain mentioned would be in the general area of what is now the Golan Heights, bordering Syria. Now there was much grass in the place. Study Hints for Discussion and Thinking Further will help with This Passover is thought to be one year later than the one we studied in John 2:13,  (where Jesus cleansed the temple). Verse 14: "When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, "This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!". For most of His three and a half years of teaching, Jesus was delivering an accelerated course to His disciples, for their future ministry in the New Testament doctrine. Resources » Matthew Henry's Commentary » John » Chapter 6 » Verses 1–14 Verses 1–14 We have here an account of Christ’s feeding five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes, which miracle is in this respect remarkable, that it is the only passage of the actions of … (can't you just see Jesus setting this up?). He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. GALILEE, JERUSALEM, GALILEE, JERUSALEM The end of chapter 4 finds Jesus in Galilee. Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament John 6:14. John 14 – The Departing Jesus A. The Sea of Galilee has had different names over the centuries, but most seem to think it was called the Sea of Galilee during Jesus time. John explicitly tells us that Jesus healing of the sick was a miracle and a sign. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 1:6-14 John the Baptist came to bear witness concerning Jesus. John 1:14: And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. However he presents to our view some things, not noticed by the rest, from the preceding Pentecost to the following Feast of Tabernacles would have been, namely, it would have flown over an interval of a year and a half. 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