The Signs Of Your Times Part 4 “Food The Really Counts”
The Signs of Your Times – Part 4
Food That Really Counts
John has a clear _______________ for recording the miracles that he records. John 20:30-31
If you don’t believe in the ________________ of Jesus can you really believe in the _____________ Jesus?
If you don’t believe the Bible is telling the _____________ about the miracles, you probably won’t believe the _____________ about others things the Bible teaches either.
Today’s miracle is the only miracle recorded in all four _____________.
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. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4 The Jewish Passover Festival was near.
5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”
Jesus takes ___________ we have and makes ___________ out of it.
Jesus usually works ______________ the _____________.
Jesus had genuine _____________ for people.15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself
This miracle has the largest ______________ of any miracle. (vs 15)
Jesus talks about ______________ as ______________. (vs 26-27, 51)
26 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. 27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
Perhaps the main reason for this miracle was to serve as a ________________ for the miracle of salvation? vs 53-58
53 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. 57 Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”
The ability to make food or cure disease was __________ the reason Jesus came.
Though people thought that lack of food was their greatest need, it was truly their lack of _________________ that was their greatest need.
Jesus showed He could provide ___________ for this life so they would believe He could provide _________________ for the next life.
The absence of food brings ________________ death but the absence of Jesus continues ________________ death.
This miracle is intended to elicit responses of _________________. vs 68-69.
68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Have you received the bread of life?