Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand and Walks on Water (John 6:1-21)
Why did a large crowd keep following Jesus? What do you think they wanted from Jesus?
Jesus went up to the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Was Jesus trying to get away from the large crowds that kept following him? Why would Jesus want to get rid of this large crowd?
Can you imagine what Philip must have thought when Jesus asked, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” Why would Jesus want to test Philip? Wonder what Andrew was thinking when he said to Jesus, “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many?” Did Andrew expect Jesus to perform some sort of miracle? Did Andrew maybe expect others to come forth with meals?
What might we be able to learn from Jesus’ having the disciples gather twelve basketfuls of leftovers?
Why did Jesus not allow the people to make him a king? Didn’t he come to the earth to be a king? What kind of king is Jesus?
Why would the disciples be terrified when they saw Jesus walking on the water?
Jesus comes to the disciples and says, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Jesus literally says to them, “I am.” Do you remember anyone else who ever said, “I am?” God has dominion over the seas (Isaiah 43:2; Psalm 77:19; Psalm 107:23-32).