Talks for Growing Christians
The Feeding of the 5,000
Lesson Number 24
- The miracles of Christ were pre-designed.
- Christians have a responsibility to meet social needs.
- There should be a balance between generosity and economy.
- Give what you have to the Lord.
- Do what you can for the Lord.
- In which of the gospels is the feeding of the 5,000 recorded?
- Was the number exactly 5,000?
- Where did this miracle take place?
- Why did John mention the Passover?
- Why did the Lord ask Philip where they should buy bread?
- How much was a denarius?
- Were the miracles of Christ pre-designed or done on the spur of the moment?
- All four – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
- No, it was more, for that was only the men, and then there would be women and children as well.
- Somewhere near the northeast end of Galilee, what is known today as the Golan Heights.
- To explain why there were large crowds in the area
- Because Philip was from the nearby town of Bethsaida, and would know where supplies could be purchased.
- A working man’s daily wage, so the amount needed for the crowd would equal two-thirds of a year’s salary.
- They were pre-designed, and they were designed to teach.
- How are you meeting the social needs of your community? How are you meeting the spiritual needs of your community?
- Are you giving what you have to the Lord? Consider how the Lord multiplied what was given to Him by a little boy.
- Explain, “There should be a balance between generosity and economy.” How are you practicing this in your life?
- “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish.” John 6:9
- “When He had given thanks He distributed them.” John 6:11
- “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” John 6:12